Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Pi Podcast

with Tim Rowledge, known from Squeak Smalltalk VM/development for Scratch.


Grafeo for Pharo 5

Grafeo is a nice Morphic graph editing toolkit by Eiichiro Ito. It forms the basis for Fluo (Video here). It was updated to Pharo 5.


Setup Cuis with Git

A description setting up and starting Cuis using Git and the command line. Read more.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Smalltalk on Code.talks 2015

There is a presentation of a Smalltalk project from Christian Haider (Smalltalked Visuals GmbH) at Code.talks 2015 in Hamburg today. You may know him from his SmallCharts project and the PDF4Smalltalk open source PDF library for Smalltalk.


Pharo 5 Reflectivity

Lots of progress on the Pharo 5.0 Reflectivity project…


Kendrick Book

There is more documentation for Kendrick (which is built on top of Pharo) - the Kendrick book. Nice!


Explora in Pharo

Explora is a visualisation tool for the analysis of multiple metrics of software corpora. It includes the PolyGrid, a novel visualisation technique that encourages users to detect patterns among metrics. Done in Pharo Smalltalk.

The project is on STHub, either on:!/~merino/Explora or!/~merino/Explora2


Bee Smalltalk

The prerelease of Bee Smalltalk from 2014 is still not accessible on GitHub as it was stated in the announcement. So I thought the project is dead. But now a new blog post appeared. Looks like there is still activity. Looking forward in trying out.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Live Robot programming with Pharo


Pharo Touch Demo

Pharo touch demo:

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Ephemeric Cloud to a MongoDB hosted at Digital Ocean

Crossconnecting the web with Pharo. Read more.

Friday, September 25, 2015


Keyboard control for a Smalltalk IDE, part 2

another session recorded as video.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


L Peter Deutsch and Allan Schiffman

In the 1984 POPL conference there appeared a paper, Efficient Implementation of the Smalltalk-80 System, by L Peter Deutsch and Allan Schiffman. This paper introduced the first truly modern just-in-time compiler and described several novel implementation techniques, still in widespread use, to improve the performance of object-oriented languages.



Ecstatic - a static website generator for Pharo based on Pillar.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Validating Metric Thresholds with Developers: An Early Result

This paper reports the first results of an empirical study aimed at validating relative metric thresholds with developers. The study was conducted on 79 Pharo applications and using four source code metrics

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Eliots Spur talk on SPLASH 2015

Eliot Miranda is invited to give a talk at SPLASH 2015 in Pittsburgh. He's going to talk about Spur, his latest Smalltalk memory manager, and exaptation in software design, since Spur exapts a couple of key architectural features of fast Smalltalk VMs to provide efficient support for schema evolution and hence live programming.

Fri 23 - Fri 30 October 2015 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


Keyboard controlled code editor

Check out the video.

Monday, September 21, 2015


Jun4Pharo chemistry

Jun4Pharo can now do some Chemistry.


Pharo Jenkins - query Jenkins servers from Pharo

An API to directly inspect the Jenkins servers from Pharo. Announcement is here and code is here. Nice!


StatsD client

A StatsD client from Holger Freyther. Note that it is AGPLv3 and not the regular MIT.

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Livecoding with Pharo 5

can be seen here.


MathEx 0.1 is out

First release of MathEx. Code is here and announcement here.


Smalltalk-talk magazine

Richard Eng created a new Smalltalk magazine on Medium:


DesktopManager in Pharo 5

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Phratch 4.1

Phratch 4.1 based on Pharo 4 is here. Read more

Friday, September 11, 2015


Pharo public sprint dates

Pharo public sprint dates in Lille are here


Moose: creating a custom analysis for a Delphi legacy application in 15 minutes

Moose: creating a custom analysis for a Delphi legacy application in 15 minutes. Another video on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 10, 2015


TCAP for Pharo

Sysmocom provides a complete TCAP implementation for the OpenSource Smalltalk/Pharo programming environment

Wednesday, September 09, 2015


Pharo dependencies

Pharo depenency overview: read here and look here and in the report.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015


Amber example GoogleCharts

Amber Smalltalk example with GoogleCharts published on a Static Resource Pharocloud Appliance  

Monday, September 07, 2015


How to connect Pharo Image to a remote MongoDB appliance in PharoCloud

A new video shows how:

Sunday, September 06, 2015



Smalltalk invented emoji apparently. See here and



an offline text search utility in Pharo 4.0. Read more



Mathex: Generating latex math from Pharo. Photo is here.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015



Found Ecstatic - the ecstatic site generator for Pharo. Ecstatic uses pillar as its markup language to describe pages, mustache templates to accommodate your content and plugins completely written in Pharo.

Here is some basic info.


Flattr to support Pharo

want to support Pharo - then check Flattr here.


Pillar 1.0.0

A new initial major release Pillar 1.0.0 was announced today.

 It also includes a documentation on "Documenting your Project with Pillar". Read more.

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