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Pharo Newsletter May 2019

ESUG 2019: Call for Papers


The ESUG board is pleased to announce that the 27th ESUG conference/summer-school will be held in Cologne, Germany 26-30 August 2019; with Camp Smalltalk 24-25 August 2019. The conference is co-organized by ZWEIDENKER.

  • Check the Call for presentations Link
  • Check the International Workshop on Smalltalk technology CFP Link
  • Call for Student Volunteers Link

Registration is open!


Blog posts, Lecture and Documentation

Debugger Driven Development is a form of Test Driven Development that can be done in Smalltalk systems like Pharo. It offers a superior feedback cycle

New and Updated Libraries and Frameworks

  • SSDP implementation for Squeak/Pharo Smalltalk: GitHub
  • Probabilistic data structures in Pharo Smalltalk:  GitHub
  • Gettext is a Pharo library for locale-aware translations of strings GitHub
  • MQTT-broker: An implementation of a MQTT Client and a Broker in pure Smalltalk for Pharo GitHub
  • An implementation of Google Protobuf for Smalltalk/Pharo: GitHub
  • Mirage: A windows switcher with a previewer for Pharo. GitHub

Pharo Sprints second half of 2019

We organise one Pharo “Sprint” per month were we meet to work on boring issue tracker entries together. Goals of the next sprints:

  • Fix issues for Pharo8 (see the issue tracker)
  • Backport important fixes to Pharo7

Remotely, you can join us on Discord. During the sprint, we will try to synchronize local and remote Pharo sprinters. In the past people organised local sprints at the same time (e.g. Santiago/Chile). See here for more info:

  • 28 Jun 
  • July 26 
  • Sept 27 
  • Oct 25 
  • Nov 29 
  • Dec 20 

For more Pharo Events and to Calendar entries, have a look at the Events Page:

Real-time News? 

If you want to follow Pharo in real time, we have these channels:

[ANN] Pharo Consortium New Academic Member: LIFIA

The Pharo Consortium is very happy to announce that LIFIA has joined the Consortium as an Academic Member.
LIFIA is a Research Center based at the Faculty of Informatics of the National University of La Plata, in Argentina. It is an associated center to the Scientific Research Commission of the Buenos Aires Province (CIC-PBA). LIFIA pioneered the use of OOP (and Smalltalk in particular) in Argentina's industry and academia.

Job Corner

  • HRWorks is looking for Pharo Software Developers Link
  • Thesis: Transferring Visual Age Smalltalk into Pharo (HRWorks, Freiburg, Germany) Link
  • ZWEIDENKER GmbH is looking for Pharo developers (Cologne, Germany). Contact for more information.
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