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November 26, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

Project GeekO

A project from students from Arizona State University using Pharo - Visualizing Tweets:

Project is located on GitHub.

by Torsten ( at November 26, 2015 08:57 PM

Automata project

Automata project from Mike Filonov (from to write workflow automation scripts for microservices

by Torsten ( at November 26, 2015 08:11 PM


A newtext framework called "Twisty" was announced for Pharo

Twisty is text implementation based on active state idea. In this library text instances announce any change which happens with it. Due to this behavior Twisty provides cursors and layout objects which state are automatically restored after text changes. It is simplified implementation of text tools which operate on single text instance

by Torsten ( at November 26, 2015 10:52 AM

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies 2015

is now available here.

by Torsten ( at November 26, 2015 08:31 AM

Pharo RDBMS Support Survey

Esteban Maringolo runs survey on Pharo RDBMS Support. Please complete it and share it with whom you consider relevant.

by Torsten ( at November 26, 2015 08:30 AM

November 23, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

TwitterAPI for Smalltalk

Smalltalk wrapper for Twitter's REST API with Pharo as the reference platform provided by Bracken Spencer. Project location and description is on SmalltalkHub.

by Torsten ( at November 23, 2015 02:42 PM

November 19, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

PhysicalEtoys Accessibility

PhysicalEtoys (based on Squeak Smalltalk) now has eye tracking capabilities.

by Torsten ( at November 19, 2015 07:58 PM

Live translation VDM-SL into Smalltalk

The Vienna Development Method (VDM) is one of the longest-established formal methods for the development of computer-based systems.

The VDM Specification Language (VDM-SL) can be lively translated into Smalltalk as this video using Pharo proves:

by Torsten ( at November 19, 2015 09:51 AM

November 18, 2015

Torsten Bergmann


A nice example on custom UIs in Pharo using Morphic.

by Torsten ( at November 18, 2015 07:37 AM

November 17, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

PharoJS progress

"The new test framework is out. Now, the same test case can run on multiple web browsers." found on twitter.

by Torsten ( at November 17, 2015 07:13 PM

RenoirST slides from Smalltalks2015

First slides from Smalltalks2015 conference: RenoirST

by Torsten ( at November 17, 2015 06:21 PM

November 16, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

QualityAssistant V2.0 Update

QualityAssistant V2.0 Update is now included in Pharo 5.0 beta. Read about the changes.

by Torsten ( at November 16, 2015 11:08 AM

November 12, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

AutomaticScaling In Roassal

by Torsten ( at November 12, 2015 09:34 PM

November 11, 2015

Torsten Bergmann


conference just started. Interesting talks - read more.

by Torsten ( at November 11, 2015 03:18 PM

November 09, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

Call with David Ungar

by Torsten ( at November 09, 2015 07:58 PM

November 05, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

Smalltalk on Windows phone

Smalltalk is portable and runs nearly everywhere.

Even within your browser or on a small windows phone as this picture proves.

by Torsten ( at November 05, 2015 08:39 AM

November 04, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

QuickAccess in Pharo

A new small tool that I wrote, read more or check out the video:

by Torsten ( at November 04, 2015 09:45 PM

OopluCon 2016

OopluCon 2016, San Francisco

A Day for the Smalltalk Programming Language and its Friend. Read more, also some more details here.

by Torsten ( at November 04, 2015 09:10 PM

November 02, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

Aida 6.6 now runs also in newest Squeak 5

Janko Mivšek updated the Aida 6.6 release also for latest Squeak 5.

by Torsten ( at November 02, 2015 05:07 PM

November 01, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

RenoirSt 2.0.0

A new release 2.0.0 of RenoirST - a framework to handle CSS with Pharo.

by Torsten ( at November 01, 2015 06:49 PM

October 30, 2015

The Weekly Squeak

Check out Scratch in MagPi

scratch on pi

In this month’s MagPi magazine there is a (very) small article about the latest Pi Scratch and even a mention of Smalltalk in a review of a book on python programming.

Pages 80-1 & 86.

by Ron Teitelbaum at October 30, 2015 02:23 PM

October 28, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

The case of Pharo and Moose

The 8th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Software Language Engineering was held in Pittsburg during 25-27 October 2015.

There was a keynote from Stéphane Ducasse entitled: "What's the value of an end user? Platforms and Research: The case of Pharo and Moose".

It summarizes a little bit what has been achieved so far with Pharo, although it does not include all the community efforts. Here are the 171 slides

by Torsten ( at October 28, 2015 04:24 PM

Mondrian in action

Mondrian - Agile visualization in action is now uploaded to Vimeo as a video.

by Torsten ( at October 28, 2015 01:57 PM

Early Squeak files

Pharo Smalltalk and Cuis Smalltalk have their roots in Squeak Smalltalk. Squeak itself was based on the open sourced Apple Smalltalk. You can find some of the original Mac files used in the early days of Squeak here.

by Torsten ( at October 28, 2015 12:02 PM

QualityAssistant V2.0 Release candidate

Version 2 of QualityAssistant brings some core changes of critics handling. There is a release candidate for Pharo 5 already. Read more.

by Torsten ( at October 28, 2015 10:49 AM

October 26, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

Towards Moldable Development Tools

a presentation from SplashCon 

by Torsten ( at October 26, 2015 06:38 PM

October 25, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

Working with Pharo on the Raspberry Pi

I wrote a short article on Medium on how to setup the Piwith a touch screen and Pharo. Hope one or the other might be interested.

by Torsten ( at October 25, 2015 08:52 PM

Roassal2 in Pharo

Another nice video:

by Torsten ( at October 25, 2015 07:37 PM

October 23, 2015

Torsten Bergmann

Robulab + PhaROS

A PhaROS driver for the Robulab. Try it out with your robot and Pharo.

by Torsten ( at October 23, 2015 11:11 AM


a benchmarking tool for Smalltalk/X and Pharo. Nice!

by Torsten ( at October 23, 2015 10:55 AM