Cincom Smalltalk Digest April 2014

The Cincom Smalltalk Digest, April 2014 Edition, is available:

Posted by admin at 24 April 2014, 11:25 am comment link

[ANN] FontAwesome for Seaside

Torsten Bergmann announce FontAwesome for Seaside:

FontAwesome is (as you may know) an iconic font designed for the user with Twitter Bootstrap.

I now created a "FontAwesome for Seaside" project - which is a small Seaside wrapper for the FontAwesome project (using the latest version 4.0.3).

This is intended as an addition to the already available "Bootstrap for Seaside" [2] project that I wrote and both should allow you to give your Smalltalk based web application a nice stylish look.

The project is located on STHub, see [1] where you will also find the documentation.

A live demo can be found on

To try yourself load it from the Pharo config browser or read the docu to see what is required.

Thx T.

Posted by admin at 17 April 2014, 10:40 am comment link

[ANN] Amber 0.12.4 released

After 3 months of development, we are happy to announce the release of Amber 0.12.4.


  • Several improvements in Helios, including UI-related and debugger improvements
  • Loading Amber without cloning the repository has been simplified
  • A new documentation (in progress) can be found at

API Changes:

  • Package Canvas renamed to Web
  • Object >> try:catch: deprecated in favour of BlockClosure >> tryCatch:
+ Announcer >>
 + on:do:for:
+ Node >>
 + navigationNodeAt:ifAbsent:
+ BlockClosure >>
 + tryCatch:
+ Environment >>
 + evaluate:for:
+ AmberCli >>
 + version:
+ Object >>
 + deprecatedAPI:
- Environment >>
 - eval:on:
 - evaluateString:on:
Posted by admin at 12 April 2014, 12:48 pm comment link

ESUG 2014: Call for Contributions

22st International Smalltalk Joint Conference - Call for Contributions

This call includes:

For the past 22 years, the European Smalltalk User Group (ESUG) has organised the International Smalltalk Conference, a lively forum on cutting edge software technologies that attract people from both academia and industry for a whole week. The attendees are both engineers using Smalltalk in business and students and teachers using Smalltalk both for research and didactic purposes.

As every year, this year's edition of the largest European Smalltalk event will include the regular Smalltalk developers conference with renowned invited speakers, a Smalltalk camp that proves fruitful for interactions and discussions. This year will be held the 10th edition of the Innovation Technology Awards where prizes will be awarded to authors of best pieces of Smalltalk-related projects and an international workshop on Smalltalk and dynamic languages

You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:

Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at

  • Submit a talk, a software or a paper to one of the events. See below.
  • Attend the conference. We'd like to beat the previous record of attendance (170 people at Amsterdam 2008)!
  • Students can get free registration and hosting if they enroll into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.

Developers Forum: International Smalltalk Developers Conference

We are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. You will have 30 min for presentations and 45 min for hand-ons tutorial.

The list of topics for the normal talks and tutorials includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • XP practices, Development tools, Experience reports
  • Model driven development, Web development, Team management
  • Meta-Modeling, Security, New libraries & frameworks
  • Educational material, Embedded systems and robotics
  • SOA and Web services, Interaction with other programming languages

Teaching Pearls and Show us Your Business

  • New from last year!!!
  • We want two news types of sessions in addition to default talk and show us your projects sessions.
  • Show your business 10 min session (Get prepared!!)
  • Teaching pearls : we want some session on how to teach some design aspects. We want your tip and tricks to teach Smalltalk or OOP.

We expect to have several 10 to 15 min sessions aggregated.

How to submit?

Pay attention: the places are limited so do not wait till the last minute to apply. Prospective presenters should submit a request to Stephane.Ducasse at AND USE THE following header [ESUG 2014 Developers].

Please follow the template below the email will be automatically processed!

  Subject: [ESUG 2014 Developers] + your name
  First Name:
  Last Name:
  Email where you can always be reached:
  Type: Tutorial/Talk/Teaching Pearl

Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically

International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies

Read the page:

Technology Award Competition

The top 3 teams with the most innovative software will receive, respectively, 500 Euros, 300 Euros and 200 Euros during an awards ceremony at the conference. Developers of any Smalltalk-based software are welcome to compete.

More information at

Student Volunteer Program

If you are a student wanting to attend ESUG, have you considered being a student volunteer? Student volunteers help keep the conference running smoothly; in return, they have free accommodations, while still having most of the time to enjoy the conference. More information at

We hope to see you there and have fun together.

Posted by admin at 11 April 2014, 4:57 pm comment link

2nd Visualization Contest with Roassal

ObjectProfile is happy to announce the Second Visualization Contest with Roassal:

What can I win?

  • 150 euros, sponsored by ObjectProfile
  • a ├╝ber-cool ObjectProfile T-shirt and some wonderful stickers
  • maximum publicity of your work
  • a nice award certificate, delivered during ESUG

How can I win?

  • you have to produce a visualization with Roassal. You can use the Pharo, VisualWorks or VAST version of Roassal. Here are some examples of what we expect:
  • making a video is mandatory. The video will weight the most in our decision. The video could be of any length and has to include your name and say that is was made (partly or completely) with Roassal. No need to talk, just show off!
  • making your code available and easy to install will help you get more points

How can I submit?

  • send the links of your video and other material (if needed) to Every email you will send to this email will be acknowledged. If you do not receive a 'Ok' from us, it means we haven't read it, in that case send your email again after a few days.
  • the deadline for submitting is August 11, 2014

Mini FAQ?

  • Is the object-profile team allowed to participate? No
  • Should my visualization or code be open source? No need for this, whatever license is fine. However your video has to be public.
  • How can I get more information? Just comment on the facebook or using Twitter @ObjectProfile or send email to or the pharo or moose mailing list
  • What I submit two different videos? Yes, no problem with that
  • How will judge the videos? both the esug community and the object profile team. The Esug community will have 30% of the final grade, object profile the remaining 70%

Cheers, The profilers

Posted by admin at 10 April 2014, 9:28 am comment link
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