Some Smalltalk-related things I’ve been involved with lately:
- Phriak – a Pharo Smalltalk driver for the Riak distributed NoSQL database. (The project is also mirrored at SmalltalkHub at http://smalltalkhub.com/#!/~gokr/Phriak). I’m the current maintainer of the project, and have gradually been adding new features to get the driver to Riak 1.4 feature parity. Riak 2.0 feature support (full text search, server-side data types, etc) coming up next!
- I’ve been helping with editing of the Updated Pharo by Example book, which updates the original PBE book to work with Pharo version 4.
- Earlier this spring, I’ve watched with interest the release of Pharo 4 (and even submitted bug reports and tested fixes).
- This past weekend, I attended Camp Smalltalk Ottawa 2015. Some great presentations (Reg Krock is working on some interesting projects, like hooking up the Oculus Rift API to Smalltalk, as well as a custom Smalltalk virtual machine that runs on Android), and a good discussion on promoting Smalltalk at large.