[Pharo-dev] [Pharo-users] The Pharo Advantage: what is it for you?

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Fri Aug 23 06:12:32 EDT 2013

> Hello,
> As part of the defense of a budget and technology choices, what would you guys list as a key advantage of using Pharo for creating software solutions?

- Pool of accessible experts
- Pool of other software solution developers
- Full stack access, no need to wait for another release to address a problem.
- Growth of the community
- Consortium
- I saw in one bank using Pharo (not public unfortunately) putting stability of the language

> My current stack is:
> Pharo 2.0
> Seaside 3 (including Seaside-REST)
> Magritte 3
> Twitter Bootstrap
> + a couple of data storage stuff (DBXTalk, Phriak, Voyage)
> + Amber if needed
> I've been test driving the whole stack for a while and even if there are some quirks, it looks like good enough for what I want to achieve.
> Now, my question: what is the Pharo advantage you would put forward vs other choices (like LAMP, Java, Rails etc).
> I am aware of what those could be but I am more looking for what makes you tick when using the technology (like: "it is fun to work with", "no more Java for me, due to ...", "speeds dev time by ...", "not NSA-backdoor-enabled")
> This is the kind of thing we should have in stock for helping the Consortium members get buy in from people giving a yes on budgets.
> Thanks in advance for your help! (BTW, I am going to use this on monday morning for defending our position on a significant project).
> Phil

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