29 June, 2015
A lot of work has gone into the new Squeak.org website. Go check it out!
Nice work to everyone that worked on it, it’s beautiful and well organized!
[announcement on Squeak-dev]
I am pleased to announce new look of the Squeak Website
Personally, I want to thank Fabio Niephaus, who invested a lot of effort into the new site.
20 May, 2015
C A L L F O R P A P E R S
======== DLS 2015 ===========
11th Dynamic Languages Symposium 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Co-located with SPLASH 2015
In association with ACM SIGPLAN
DLS 2015 invites high quality papers reporting original research, innovative contributions, or experience related to dynamic languages, their implementation, and applications. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library, and freely available for 2 weeks before and after the event itself. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
Innovative language features and implementation techniques
Development and platform support, tools
Very late binding, dynamic composition, and run-time adaptation
Reflection and meta-programming
Language symbiosis and multi-paradigm languages
Experience reports and case studies
Educational approaches and perspectives
Semantics of dynamic languages
== Invited Speaker ==
DLS is pleased to announce a talk by the following invited speaker:
Eelco Visser: Declare your Language.
== Submissions and proceedings ==
Submissions should not have been published previously nor under review at other events. Research papers should describe work that advances the current state of the art. Experience papers should be of broad interest and should describe insights gained from substantive practical applications. The program committee will evaluate each contributed paper based on its relevance, significance, clarity, length, and originality.
Papers are to be submitted electronically at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=dls15 in PDF format. Submissions must be in the ACM format (see
http://www.sigplan.org/authorInformation.htm) and not exceed 12 pages. Authors are reminded that brevity is a virtue.
DLS 2015 will run a two-phase reviewing process to help authors make their final papers the best that they can be. After the first round of reviews, papers will be rejected, conditionally accepted, or unconditionally accepted. Conditionally accepted papers will be given a list of issues raised by reviewers. Authors will then submit a revised version of the paper with a cover letter explaining how they have or why they have not addressed these issues. The reviewers will then consider the cover letter and revised paper and recommend final acceptance or rejection.
Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
Abstract Submissions: Sun 7 Jun 2015
Full Submissions: Sun 15 Jun 2015
First phase notification: Mon 27 Jul
Revisions due: Mon 3 Aug
Final notification: Mon 17 Aug
Camera ready: Fri 21 21 Aug
Manuel Serrano, Inria Sophia-Antipolis,
Carl Friedrich Bolz, DE
William R. Cook, UTexas, USA
Jonathan Edwards, MIT, USA
John Field, Google, USA
Matt Flatt, USA
Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit, BE
Robert Hirschfeld, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, DE
Benjamin Livshits, Microsoft, USA
Crista Lopes, UC Irvine, USA
Kevin Millikin, Google, DN
James Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Manuel Serrano, Inria, FR (General chair)
Didier Verna, EPITA, FR
Jan Vitek, Purdue, USA
Joe Politz, Brown University, USA
Olivier Tardieu, IBM, USA
14 May, 2015
It’s that time again. For more information see this link: ESUG Conference 2015 in Italy.
12 May, 2015
The wildly popular C.H.I.P. comes pre-loaded with Scratch!
Nice play C.H.I.P.!
11 February, 2015
Please distribute widely
23rd International Smalltalk Joint Conference – Call for Contributions
from 13 to 17 July 2015
This call includes:
Smalltalk Technology Award
Camp Smalltalk 12 July 2015
You can support the ESUG conference in many different ways:
* Sponsor the conference. New sponsoring packages are described at
* Submit a talk, a software or a paper to one of the events. See below.
* Attend the conference. We’d like to beat the previous record of
attendance (170 people at Amsterdam 2008)!
* Students can get free registration and hosting if they enrol
into the the Student Volunteers program. See below.
Developers Forum: International Smalltalk Developers Conference
We are looking for YOUR experience on using Smalltalk. You will have
30 min for presentations and 45-60 min for hand-ons tutorial.
The list of topics for the normal talks and tutorials includes, but is not limited to the following:
* XP practices, Development tools, Experience reports
* Model driven development, Web development, Team management
* Meta-Modeling, Security, New libraries & frameworks
* Educational material, Embedded systems and robotics
* SOA and Web services, Interaction with other programming languages
Teaching Pearls and Show us Your Business
– Show your business 10 min session (Get prepared!!)
– Teaching pearls : we want some session on how to teach some design aspects. We want your tip and tricks to teach Smalltalk or OOP.
We expect to have several 10 to 15 min sessions aggregated.
!! How to submit?
Submissions deadline is 15 of May 2015
Notification of acceptance will be on done on the fly.
More information at http://www.esug.org/conferences/2015
Pay attention: the places are limited so do not wait till the last minute to apply. Prospective presenters should submit a request to Stephane.Ducasse at inria.fr AND USE THE following header [ESUG 2015 Developers].
Please follow the template below the email will be automatically processed!
Subject: [ESUG 2015 Developers] + your name First Name:
Email where you can always be reached:
Type: Tutorial/Talk/Teaching Pearl
Any presentation not respecting this form will be discarded automatically
International Workshop on Smalltalk Technologies
Technology Award Competition
The top 3 teams with the most innovative software will receive, respectively, 500 Euros, 300 Euros and 200 Euros during an awards ceremony at the conference. Developers of any Smalltalk-based software are welcome to compete.
More information at http://www.esug.org/conferences/2015/
Student Volunteer Program
If you are a student wanting to attend ESUG, have you considered being a student volunteer? Student volunteers help keep the conference running smoothly; in return, they have free accommodations, while still having most of the time to enjoy the conference.
More information at
We hope to see you there and have fun together.
20 November, 2014
From Eliot Miranda:
I’m pleased to say that today the simulator got as far as redrawing the
entire display and finishing the start-up sequence for a bootstrapped
64-bit Spur image. That means it correctly executed over 26 million
bytecodes. So at least a 64-bit Spur Stack VM is not too far off.
28 August, 2014
I have just released a Scratch clone running on iPad. It is based on Scratch 1.4 from the MIT Media Laboratory.
The app is now called “Pyonkee” – freely available on App Store.
Pyonkee was originally started as a fork of John M McIntosh’s Scratch Viewer.
While Scratch Viewer just works as a viewer of the existing Scratch projects, Pyonkee supports creation/edit of projects.
– User interfaces are optimized for iPad
– Native font support
– Embedded camera support
– IME support
– Auto-saving project
– Sending projects via e-mail
– Project import/export through iTunes (currently disabled)
Moreover, source code is open on github. Feel free to fork it.
[:masashi | ^umezawa]