Tuesday, December 29, 2015

SqueakJS JavaScript bridge

Didnt notice (until today) that SqueakJS has a JavaScript bridge allowing you to call JavaScript from Squeak running in your browser. Nice!

BTW: when it does not work when you visit the page first time, then just reload the page. Bert already has a bug for this.

Dolphin Smalltalk 7

Dolphin Smalltalk is a nice Smalltalk System for Windows. Version 7 will be available today and it will be fully open source with MIT license on GitHub. Read more.

The sources for both the image and the virtual machine will be available.

For those who do not know it:
Dolphin is a Smalltalk system for Windows provided by Andy Bower and Blaire McGlashan from www.object-arts.com. The article from BitwiseMag gives an overview.

The existing Dolphin 6.2 codebase was brought by Andy Bower now under Git and compiles completely under VisualStudio Community 2013. This is a new version, Dolphin 7, that is modelled off the previous X6.1 Professional Edition (although you can choose to build Dolphin Community Edition from it if you like).

Sunday, December 27, 2015


SmallWorlds is a Smalltalk text adventure framework. It was originally developed in Dolphin Smalltalk and is now ported to Pharo. To try out:

Gofer new
    package: 'ConfigurationOfSmallworlds';

((Smalltalk at: #ConfigurationOfSmallworlds) project version:'0.3') load.

where 0.3 is the current version and then

(AdventureShell world: (CDGameWorld new)) openWithSpec.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pharo: Migration to Spur VM

Pharo community is preparing the transition to Spur VM. Exciting times to get an even faster MIT licensed open source full object oriented system. Some more infos here.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Pharocloud OS

Mike published his build scripts to package Pharo application as a bootable ISO:


This was used as a base for PharoNOS.

Friday, December 04, 2015

What if Clippy Would Criticize Your Code?

New slides about the Quality assistent tool in Pharo. Nice!

Pharo macro recorder

MacroRecorder, a tool to provide support for composing custom transformations in Pharo. The developer can record a sequence of code transformations and then replay this sequence in other similar code locations. Load it from catalog browser in Pharo 5.

Read more and check out the video: