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!