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Pharo TechTalk November

In the Pharo TechTalk of November, Juraj Kubelka showed his new integration with Discord chats. An archive of all past TechTalks can be found here
The next one will happen on the 19th December, topic: Contributing to Pharo7. Link

We are looking for tech talk topics for the next year! If you want to organise one, please contact us!


Willow has seen its first public release. They write:

We're happy to announce the general availability of Willow and it's related projects in the Web Stack ecosystem hosted at Willow is a Web Interaction Library that eases the burden of creating AJAX-based web applications. The project goals are:
  • Provide a Smalltalk protocol for the interactive behavior of web components
  • Reify the pieces of a web application to improve reuse
  • Offer a simple and polymorphic protocol for different front-end frameworks.
It's MIT licensed and built on top of the Seaside Web Framework providing a set of composable components and easier AJAX interaction. It's intented to work alongside the RenoirSt DSL to define the CSS of your application.

This is a multi-release announcement of the following related projects:
  • Willow v4.0.0 : Core features, components and commands
  • Willow-Bootstrap v4.0.0 : Bootstrap 3 integration, components and plugin
  • Willow-JQueryUI v4.0.0 : JQuery UI integration and components.
  • Willow-SpinKit v1.0.2 : Spinner components
  • Willow-Playground v1.0.0 : An interactive presentation introducing the project and two example applications: Web Based Test Runner and Live Docs
  • RenoirSt v3.3.0 : CSS DSL. [ Latest Changes: Updated Seaside dependencies (for the Seaside extensions groups) and added Pharo 7 to the build matrix. ] SemanticUI integration is still a work in progress.
We've started working on a more complete tutorial and a Pharo booklet. Anyone interested in joining our ba-st projects is welcome        
              Gabriel Cotelli, Maxi Tabacman and all the contributors.

Articles and Blog Posts

  • Hacking a simple syntax highlighter around Spec’s TextModel Link
  • Build your application from the Pharo-minimal image Link
  • Every programmer should check out Smalltalk-80 at some point in their life Link
  • Pharo Smalltalk as a DSL Without a DSL Link

New Releases, Liberies and Stuff

  • Winter. Physics Simulation Link
  • Lazaro: Pharo for Blind Users. Use most of popular screen readers. Link
  • YandexTranslator: An implementation for the Yandex rest translation service for smalltalk Link
  • Aconcagua: This model represents measures as first class objects, that is, an object that encapsulates a number with its unit. Link
  • A4BP: Assessment for Business Process Link
  • Tutorial to use a Parrot ArDrone 2.0 with Pharo and LRP Link
  • VoxelSpace: Voxel raster graphics rendering engine Link
  • Bloc, the next Low-level UI infrastructure & framework for Pharo, reaches first Beta Milestone! Link

Pharo Consortium News

  • Lifeware upgrades to Platinum membership Link
  • The Software Institute of the Università della Svizzera italiana joins as an academic member Link
For more infomation, see, individuals can support Pharo via joining the Pharo Association:

Job Corner

  • ZWEIDENKER GmbH is looking for Pharo developers (Cologne, Germany). Contact for more information.
  • [Phd] From Relational to NoSQL databases Link
  • Engineer 1 year: Pharo IoT platform Link
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