Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sista Open Alpha

The Cog VM already made a huge difference in performance for the OpenSmalltalk VM shared by Squeak, Pharo, Cuis and Newspeak. But now Sista - the optimizing JIT is getting open alpha and it looks good to increase performance even more. Read here.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Pierce extended Sven's excellent " in 10 elegant classes" with even more. Read more.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


PharoLambda is a simple example and GitLab build script for deploying a minimal Pharo Smalltalk image/vm to AWS Lambda.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

P3, a modern, lean and mean PostgreSQL client for Pharo

P3 is a modern, lean and mean PostgreSQL client for Pharo provided by Sven. P3Client uses frontend/backend protocol 3.0 (PostgreSQL version 7.4 [2003] and later). Read the announcement here and check the source code here.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Moldable Debugger in Pharo

Pharo has a moldable debugger built in. So you can even customize the debugging experience for own needs. Look at this debugger for formal specs for an example:



A new project to connect Pharo images to various services/languages in a reactive way via Vert.x. Vert.x TCP EventBus Bridge client for Pharo Smalltalk.

You can interact with various vert.x components (Web, Auth, DB, MQ, etc) via EventBus. Code is on GitHub