[Pharo-dev] Pharo magic

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Sat Dec 7 03:11:28 EST 2013

On Dec 7, 2013, at 12:23 AM, Nicolai Hess <nicolaihess at web.de> wrote:

> This seems to be a good place to introduce myself.
> My Name is Nicolai Hess,
> I follow the squeak (and pharo) community for some years (~10).
> (Not as an *active* member in that time, but a little bit more the last days:-)
> I am a software developer, most time working with c++ and java.
> Every time I start to dive into smalltalk world (again),
> even  if all i have done are bugreports or small bugfixes, 
> it impressed me how much more fun it makes.

yes and welcome on board. It can really change your life :)
> Looking at smalltalks history I was always deeply impressed about all
> its development and *inventions*. 
> (And a bit sad, it is not as recognized as it 
> could be, and seeing how others again reinventing these things.)

we should continue to invent because we have some advantages :)

> It is great to see how pharo and the community moves on.
> Thank you all. 
> Nicolai
> 2013/12/6 Torsten Bergmann <astares at gmx.de>
> Maybe others noticed the same:
>  - the numbers of closed issues is amazing(see the news on the homepage)
>  - Pharo3.0 is already really usable and a pleasure to work with
>  - more and more nice projects appear on STHub and elsewhere
>  - more and more Pharo projects use continuous integration
>  - most projects and packages are loadable from the config browser and other places without
>    conflicting with each other
>  - there is so much activity regarding Pharo these days on mailinglists, bug-tracker,
>    twitter, conferences, blogs, stackoverflow, github ... it becomes hard to follow
>    but this is a good sign
>  - I see more and more fixes and improvements already as an update coming in before
>    I really realize that an own bug is needed because it improves the situation
>  - more and more new names appear on the dev and user mailinglist which is a good
>    sign that there is growing interest
>  - Pharo is on the right track and I like to be on the train
> Step by step it goes...
> Bye
> T.

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