[Pharo-project] Smalltalk Labs Browser

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Wed Nov 3 00:24:26 CET 2010

what I would like to see is how a good new set of (and not traditional) code browsers developed to get efficient
on coding a webbrowser could have impact on our old tools in our image. I think especially in terms of widgets 
the adequate use of accordion or other js widgets. I think that if we get a nice environment on a web browser
we have people building cool new widgets for image side coding. 
I would really like to see alternate ways of browsing code like hopscotch or (to a certain extent whisker). 
Frankly I feel in jail with some of the tools we use. I want more and better. So I'm really curious to see how our tools
will evolve because we must change. 


On Nov 2, 2010, at 11:13 PM, HaiColon wrote:

> As the culprit behind SL Browser I'll add my 2 cents here :)
> Nice to see some discussion about this here, although I'm still living a bit
> in fear about someone actually taking a look at the code and getting a heart
> attack because I turned his favorite language into an abomination ^^
> Avi Bryant's Clamato is really nice. Clamato was one of the things that
> convinced me to check out Smalltalk. SL Browser will have a mini view a bit
> like Clamato that sits on top of the website you are developing so that you
> can see changes without having to switch between windows all the time.
> I don't think web based IDEs will replace Smalltalk IDEs any time soon, at
> least not Squeak and Pharo. Morphic has it's drawbacks but using it in a
> development environment just makes so many things possible that make your
> life easier as a developer that you would miss out on in a web based IDE (at
> least until the Lively Kernel gets into a usable state).
> I want to turn SL Browser into a web based IDE and I want you to be able to
> develop your complete website/web app from start to finish in it, but I
> wouldn't myself recommend doing this. I just want the option. My use case
> would be to write only parts of my website with it. I think it's rather nice
> that I would be able to develop my website in Pharo, and then being able to
> continue working on it wherever I am, with whatever tools I have available.
> "Got an iPad? Suits me! An iPhone? Well, typing is a bit hard on there but
> then I'm just going to solve this tough problem where I mainly need to think
> instead of typing code anyway. I think I want to try out Haiku OS again. Oh
> no, Pharo doesn't work on Haiku.. Doesn't matter, I'll just use the web
> IDE." (just for completeness sake, there's actually a Squeak 3.6 or
> something like that working on Haiku)
> And I also have to stress the point that doing SL Browser is mainly a
> learning exercise for me. I saw the WABrowser in Seaside and thought hey, it
> could be fun to write something like that with a bit more features as my
> first Smalltalk app to get the hang of Smalltalk (and Seaside in the
> process). Before that I had only written a small tool to convert subtitle
> files into a human readable text file to help me with doing the voice overs
> for Pharocasts ^^ If people use SL Browser I'll be really glad that I was
> able to provide something useful to the Smalltalk community, if they don't
> that's fine with me too since I still achieved my goal of learning more
> about Smalltalk.
> I wasn't able to get OB-Web working with the instructions, nothing happens
> when I click the link to open the browser, so I can't say anything about
> that one, but it sure does sound interesting.
> Cheers,
> Chris
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