LZ4 binding for Pharo

Hi guys. In the last days I wrote a Pharo binding for the LZ4 compressor (thanks to Camillo Bruni for pointing out), and so I wanted to share it. The main goal of LZ4 is to be really fast in compressing and uncompressing but not to obtain the biggest compression ratio possible. The main reason why I wrote this … More LZ4 binding for Pharo

Tanker screencast and image ready for testing

Hi guys. Last days, we submitted Tanker to the ESUG Innovation Technology Awards. As part of that submission, I have created a screencast and an image with the examples. The screencast gives you an introduction to Tanker and shows you how to export and import packages. I starts with a simple example, then it exports a … More Tanker screencast and image ready for testing

Reviving CI test failures in local machine

The problem These days, most serious software developments include a Continuous Integration server which runs tests. A problem appears when tests fail in the server but they do not fail locally. There can be differences in the used operating system, virtual machine, configuration, etc. Let’s take as an example the Jenkins server of Pharo. We … More Reviving CI test failures in local machine

My (past) presentations at PharoConf and (future) talk at ESUG 2012

Hi. As usual, I wanted to share with you the slides of my last talks in case you are interested. PharoConf Last month I went to the first PharoConf held in Lille, France, and I gave to talks. One was about using the Fuel serializer for several different hacky things 🙂  You can find the … More My (past) presentations at PharoConf and (future) talk at ESUG 2012

Building Pharo from PharoKernel in 10 seconds

Hi. Last week I was playing with Pharo kernel images and I thought it could be interesting to document here what we (I am not alone!) were doing. First, the context: Context of Pharo, PharoCore and PharoKernel In older versions of Pharo, there were always 2 distributions: Pharo (a.k.a PharoDev) and PharoCore. The latter was … More Building Pharo from PharoKernel in 10 seconds

Random news

Hi. Sorry for being away from the blog for so long but I was on holidays and, when I came back, I dedicate all my time to submitting a paper. This post is just a summary of some recent news. In case you are already aware, then just discard this post 😉 Pharo 1.4 was … More Random news

Moving contexts and debuggers between images with Fuel

Hi guys. During ESUG 2011, at the Awards, I was showing Fuel. The week before such event I was thinking what I could show to the people. This was a challenge because showing a serializer can be plain boring. I was working at home that afternoon, and suddenly I thought: “What happens if I try … More Moving contexts and debuggers between images with Fuel