We are happy to announce a new leap of GToolkit Documenter, the tool for manipulating live documents directly in the development environment:
Documenter is part of the second generation GToolkit project, it is based on Bloc and works with the latest Pillar. It is mainly developed by Juraj Kubelka.
Attached you can see a preview of how documents look like:
At its core it offers a live editor for manipulating Pillar documents. The interaction happens seamlessly directly in the text editor, and it can be combined with different types of previews to serve several classes of use cases:
• code documentation
• interactive data notebook
Documenter complements the GToolkit Examples engine to redefine code documentation. When practicing example-driven development, examples get written as part of the typical development. Once examples exist, they can be quickly put together in a document to form documentation. For example, the linked picture shows the comment of a class containing a visual explanation:
You can see a live example of documentation by inspecting the following snippet:
GtDocumenter editorForText: BrToggleExamples comment.
Documenter offers a new experience of writing tutorials for Pharo by enabling the creation and embedding of Epicea change sessions directly in the document. For example, take a look at the following animation:
The document shows a method on top, and a change preview at the bottom showing both the code and the associated diff to the state from the image. Applying the change updates both the change view (no more diff), and method preview. This speeds up significantly the process of going through a tutorial. Furthermore, given that now the document shows the diff to the current image, the reader can safely explore alternative scenario and come back to the tutorial at any time without losing the overview.
The size of the preview can also be adjusted live:
You can see a live tutorial by inspecting:
IceRepository repositoriesLocation / 'feenkcom'/ 'gtoolkit-examples' / 'doc' / 'tutorial' / 'examples-tutorial.pillar’.
Interactive data notebook:
A Documenter document can also be used as an interactive notebook. Internally it essentially acts as a playground:
• it supports defining variables in code snippets, and
• the execution of code shows an embedded inspector.
An example, can be seen by inspecting:
IceRepository repositoriesLocation / 'feenkcom'/ 'gtoolkit' / 'doc' / 'gtoolkit' / 'gtoolkit.pillar'.
As always, please do let us know what you think.
The feenk team
"If you can't say why something is relevant,
it probably isn't."
I'm totally new to Moose (and effectively new to Smalltalk) and need a
pointer or two on analyzing an old application that was developed in Visual
C++ 2006. I have the complete sources, including the Visual Studio project
files, resource files, etc.
I've already got Pharo and Moose installed on my Windows system and have
been able to get the Moose playground to run, but that's about it. So far I
don't know how to get Moose to do anything else.
My initial goal is just to get this source code "loaded" into Moose.
I've seen references to VerveineC-Cpp and Famix-C but no explanation of how
to use either one.
I haven't had an opportunity yet to try VerveineC-Cpp on Windows 10 at my
On my personal Mac (i.e. not on the office system where I actually need to
do this work) I installed Eclipse Oxygen and tried to follow the very
limited directions to install VerveineC-Cpp, but Eclipse complains about the
Maybe Eclipse Mars is needed instead of Jupiter? It also looks like I might
need to use the old, deprecated Java V1.7 for MacOS, instead of a current
version of Java? (Hopefully I won't need an older version of MacOS. I'm
running Sierra V10.12 with all updates as of this writing.)
Maybe that would all be more straightforward somehow on Windows?
(I also have Linux at work, if that would be any easier.)
As for Famix-C, I see that it appears to be "built in" to the Moose
environment that I installed at work and at home. But I don't know how to
make it do anything.
I greatly appreciate any hints or suggestions. I'm very eager to begin using
Moose and to (re)learn Smalltalk, especially in the Pharo environment which
looks really fascinating.
(Trivia: Back in the early 1990's or thereabouts, while taking a graduate
course in operating system design, I learned enough Smalltalk to get me
started on writing an emulator for the simple machine specification the
professor gave us. But a single academic quarter, roughly three months, just
wasn't enough time to both learn a totally new, object oriented programming
paradigm /and/ use it to complete such a program, while also holding down a
full time job and leading a regular life. :-) But I did write a good paper
explaining my ideas and how far I'd actually been able to carry them. The
professor was understanding, liked my concept, and I managed to get a B+
grade for the course.)
Sent from: http://forum.world.st/Moose-f1310756.html
Just a kind reminder, deadline is in two weeks.
We are waiting for your submission!
Loic and Anne
CFP - IWST 2018 - International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies
[Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this call]
[Please send to interested colleagues / mailing-lists]
CALL FOR PAPERS
IWST 2018 — International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies
Cagliari, Italy; Between September 10th and 14th, 2018
Goals and scopes
The goals of the workshop is to create a forum around advances or experience in Smalltalk and to trigger discussions and exchanges of ideas. The topics of your paper can be on all aspect of Smalltalk, theoretical as well as practical. Participants are invited to submit research articles or industrial papers. This year we want to open two different tracks: one research track and one industrial track with less scientific constraints.
We expect papers of three kinds:
Short position papers describing emerging ideas
Long research papers with deeper description of experiments and of research results.
Industrial papers with presentation of real and innovative Smalltalk applications; this kind of paper should enlighten why Smalltalk is really appropriate for your application.
We will not enforce any length restriction.
Submission deadline: June 15th, 2018
Notification deadline: July 10th, 2018
Workshop : between September 10th and 14th, 2018
All accepted papers will be published in ACM DL (To be confirmed)
We welcome contributions on all aspects, theoretical as well as practical, of Smalltalk related topics such as:
-Implementation, new dialects or languages implemented in Smalltalk,
-Interaction with other languages,
-Meta-programming and Meta-modeling,
Best Paper Award
To encourage the submission of high-quality papers, the IWST organizing committee is very proud to announce a Best Paper Award for this edition of IWST.
We thank the Lam Research Corporation for its financial contribution which makes it possible for prizes for the three best papers: 1000 USD for first place, 600 USD for second place and 400 USD for third place.
The ranking will be decided by the program committee during the review process. The awards will be given during the ESUG conference social event.
The Best Paper Award will take place only with a minimum of six submissions. Notice also that to be illegible, a paper must be presented at the workshop by one of the author and that the presenting author must be registered at the ESUG conference.
Both submissions and final papers must be prepared using the ACM SIGPLAN 10 point format. Templates for Word and LaTeX are available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/authorInformation.htm <http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigplan/authorInformation.htm>. This site also contains links to useful informations on how to write effective submissions.
All submissions must be sent via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwst18 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iwst18>
Anne Etien (Université de Lille, France)
Loic Lagadec (Ensta Bretagne, France)