At PharoConf Nick and Esteban talked about three very cool additions to Pier:
1: Nick showed PierAdmin. You probably heard about this, but when you see it running,
it's pretty impressive. You get it by loading in a Pharo 1.3 or 1.4 image:
2: But, the coolest thing is the little addition that Nick created to seamlessly port a
Pier 1/2 to a Pier 3. It's called Pier-Exporter-Code (also in pier3addons). I tried it
on an older Pier 2 installation I had and it just worked.
3: Esteban showed Voyage, the Magma support for Magritte and Pier. The cool demo he showed
went like this: he added the magma persistency, he copied the image manually and spawned
it on another port than the original one, and then he showed how both were running in the
same time on the same data source. It again, just worked. Essentially, using this, you can
scale Pier through multiple images out of the box. Very cool.
The code is here:
"Don't give to get. Just give."