Thursday, May 28, 2015

ESUG early registration deadline

ESUG early registration deadline is June, 1st. So if you want to be an early bird click here.

Pharo at Tomsk State University

There is an annual students conference at computer science department of Tomsk State University - two of the topics include Pharo:

  • Implementation of Book Editor for PillarHub Application
  • Developing new collections for Pharo

STON integrated into Pharo 5

While recently Pharo 4 was pushed out of the door the community is really busy to prepare Pharo 5.0 as a next iteration. In update 50072 pushed out today there is now STON support integrated.

STON refers to Smalltalk Object Notation. STON is a lightweight text-based, human-readable data interchange format for class-based object-oriented languages like Smalltalk. It can be used to serialize domain level objects, either for persistency or network transport. As its name suggests, it is based on JSON (Javascript Object Notation). It adds symbols as a primitive value, class tags for object values and references.

If you would like to know more read the STON paper.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Soundex, Double Metaphone and NYSIIS algorithms from Robert Jarvis were ported to Pharo by Udo. Project "SoundsLike" is on SmalltalkHub. There is also "Phonet" - a program for context-sensitive phonetic string replacement.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Seaside meets Mustache

Tired of writing all HTML in Seaside using methods. Then just combine Seaside with Mustache - saves you some time in the first place and later you can convert to messages and refactor the way you like.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Osmocom and Pharo

Osmocom (Open Source Mobile Communication) is a collection of Free Software / Open Source Software projects in the area of mobile communications. There is also some activity in the Pharo space for it with an own Osmocom team on SmalltalkHub with several projects like GSM, SMPP, TCAP, ...

Pharo HoneyGinger on CI

HoneyGinger is a fluid dynamics simulator and visulalizer based on the SPH method written in Pharo. There is now a CI job for it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

C.H.I.P. with Smalltalk

The C.H.I.P (also known as the 9$ computer) will ship with Scratch - and therefore Smalltalk. Nice!

Playing with Smalltalk and Pharo

There is a newbee playing with Smalltalk and Pharo. See here and here. Nice to see how others find out what we know and do for years. He might soon become shocked when he finds out that he is still at the tip of the iceberg ;)

Pharocloud Snaphsot Backups

Snapshot backups (both disk and memory) are available for beta-test at Save not Pharo Image only but the whole OS!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Thursday, May 07, 2015

CampSmalltalk about the Roassal visualization engine

On July 12th there is a CampSmalltalk about the Roassal visualization engine planned. Read more.

QualityAssistant v0.5.0 is out

a new version of the Pharo quality assistant.

Camp Smalltalk Portland 2015

read more.

The Garage database driver API for Pharo

Garage is a database driver API for Pharo. Garage is meant to be a common interface to access several database servers, in a JDBC style.

The current version works in Pharo3 and Pharo4 and includes drivers for:

  • mysql (pure smalltalk)
  • postgres (pure smalltalk)
  • sqlite (using ffi)
  • opendbx (allowing connecting with several db vendors, using ffi) 
Read more here in the announcement or on the website. There is also a CI job.