[Pharo-project] Jtalk, a Smalltalk for web developers

Nicolas Petton petton.nicolas at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 19:36:39 CET 2011


Hi,

I would like to share a project I'm working on on my spare time: Jtalk
Smalltalk.

http://nicolaspetton.github.com/jtalk
https://github.com/NicolasPetton/jtalk

Jtalk is an implementation of the Smalltalk language that compiles into
JavaScript. 

Some features:
- it is written in itself (including the parser/compiler)
- it is self-contained
- it compiles into efficient JS code
- it uses the Squeak chunk format
- Pharo is considered as the reference implementation

I think Jtalk can be compared to CoffeeScript[1], Objective-J[2] or
Clamato[3], from which it reuses some ideas and code.

Jtalk includes an IDE with a class browser, transcript and workspace, an
HTML canvas similar to Seaside and a jQuery binding. 

It is still a young piece of code, and some important features are still
missing/incomplete.

Cheers,
Nicolas Petton

[1] http://jashkenas.github.com/coffee-script/
[2] http://cappuccino.org/
[3] http://clamato.net




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