Sunday, 19 July 2020

Deploying to the cloud from Pharo - Wednesday, July 29th

The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group will be on Wednesday, July 29th.

Peter Svensson will present his work on Cloudsdk-st.

Cloudsdk-st is an experiment in ways to work with cloud deployment from a Smalltalk image.
Traditionally cloud deployments run 'out of band' in separate build scripts or build/CI/CD systems. This project lets you define Docker images (using Dockerfiles) for Smalltalk, send them to the build system of a cloud provider directly and then choose what kind of service you want your image to be (cloud function or long-running VM).
Currently it only supports Google Cloud and has a very rough UI. Future plans include support for AWS and Azure as well as better feedback and a Spec2 UI.


Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, this will be an online meeting from home.

If you'd like to join us, please sign up in advance on the meeting's Meetup page to receive the meeting details. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and drinks!

Monday, 8 June 2020

TruffleSqueak: A Squeak/Smalltalk System for the GraalVM - Wednesday, June 24th

The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group will be on Wednesday, June 24th.

Fabio Niephaus will talk to us about TruffleSqueak, a Squeak/Smalltalk VM and Polyglot Programming Environment for the GraalVM.

He is a Ph.D. student within the Software Architecture Group at the Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany. He has strong interests in dynamic programming languages, virtual execution environments, and software development tools.

Fabio will talk about the motivation for his research in the field of Polyglot Programming. With a live demo, he will show how TruffleSqueak can be used as a polyglot IDE for other languages such as Java, Javascript, Python, R, or Ruby. He will also introduce us to the GraalVM ecosystem and discuss his experience in writing a Smalltalk VM in Truffle, GraalVM's language implementation framework.


Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, this will be an online meeting from home.


If you'd like to join us, please sign up in advance on the meeting's Meetup page to receive the meeting details. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and drinks!

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Kyma - an object oriented sound and music system - Wednesday, May 27th

The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group will be on Wednesday, May 27th.

Alan Jackson will talk to us about Kyma, an object- oriented sound design environment built with Smalltalk technology.

Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, this will be an online meeting from home.


If you'd like to join us, please sign up in advance on the meeting's Meetup page to receive the meeting details. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and drinks!

Sunday, 19 April 2020

UK Smalltalk User Group meeting - Wednesday, April 19th

The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group will be on Wednesday, April 29th.

Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, this will be an online meeting from home.


If you'd like to join us, please sign up in advance on the meeting's Meetup page. Don’t forget to bring your laptop and drinks!

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Beers and Pharo 8 - 29 January 2020

The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group will be on Wednesday, January 29th

We'll meet at our usual venue, the City Pride, from 7pm onwards.

For this month’s meeting, we’ll explore the new release 8.0 of Pharo, which was announced a few weeks ago.

If you'd like to join us, you can show up at the pub. You can also sign up in advance on the meeting's Meetup page. Don’t forget to bring your laptop!