Monday, August 21, 2017

GSoc 2017 - Improve FastTable

Elhamer Oussama worked to improve FastTable and extend its possibilities


GSoC 2017 - Pharo DataFrame - Descriptive Statistics

The GSoC 2017 project from Oleksandr Zaytsev on a Pharo DataFrame with descriptive statistics

GSoC 2017 - Enhance Pharo Command Line Interface

Here the work from Rajula Vineet Reddy on a better Pharo Command Line Interface
 

GSoC 2017 - Advancing in Pharo Code Quality Support

Initial results of the GSoC 2017 project - here Myroslava working on improved Pharo Code Quality Support

New pharo-vm packages

Latest Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS packages of the pharo-vm are available.

Pyonkee

Pyonkee is a real visual-programming environment for iPad. It is based on Scratch from the MIT Media Lab, so it is a Scratch for iPad written in Squeak. Projects made for Scratch are compatible with Pyonkee. It now reached 700,000 over downloads in the app store which makes it a very popular Squeak Smalltalk application.

Snake and Ladder game in Pharo

is here. Nice.

msgpack-smalltalk 1.2.9

msgpack-smalltalk 1.2.9 is out. Timestamp encoding/decoding in the latest spec is supported.

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

RedditSt20

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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

PharoLambda

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