Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pharo Workflow Engine

Netstyle open sourced their Workflow engine - so there is now powerful and extensible workflow management engine, written in Smalltalk now available on GitHub

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 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.