[Pharo-users] [ANN] New Pharo Glorp version and Book chapter

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Mon May 30 03:04:30 EDT 2016

Great work and well done, Esteban, much appreciated. Thank you !

> On 29 May 2016, at 20:27, Esteban A. Maringolo <emaringolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> During the first part of the year, and sponsored by the Pharo
> Consortium, I started a new port of Glorp, the Object-Relational
> mapper, based on the latest version available in VW 8.0.1.
> This latest port was done from scratch in Pharo and brings features
> and bugfixes that were accumulated in the VW port during more than 5
> years (previous Pharo port) and weren't available until now; and it
> uses the Garage database drivers (but not limited to them).
> During the last couple of months, and also by request of the
> Consortium, I wrote a chapter for one of the Pharo books describing
> Glorp as much as possible, with tutorials and key concepts. The
> chapter ended up being the longest in text and pages of all written;
> the domain is so broad and deep that I'm considering taking it to a
> whole book, who knows...
> The book is available at
> <https://ci.inria.fr/pharo-contribution/job/PharoBookWorkInProgress/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/book-result/Glorp/Glorp.pdf>,
> and I will welcome suggestions and corrections as pull requests to
> <https://github.com/SquareBracketAssociates/PharoInProgress>
> The Glorp repository is the same as the previous one
> (http://www.smalltalkhub.com/#!/~DBXTalk/Glorp), and the current
> Metacello configs will load the previous version for Pharo 4 and the
> new version for Pharo 5. For the foreseeable future I'll continue
> maintaining Glorp, but the code is MIT and I'm open to contributions
> (I'll set up a Github repo in the next days).
> Also I've been running production software based on Glorp for a few
> years now, so my experience with it cover most of its features and
> usage patterns, so if you have particular questions not covered by the
> book chapter or any other material feel free to ask me, this mailing
> list or to the Glorp mailing list at <glorp-group at googlegroups.com>.
> Best regards!
> Esteban A. Maringolo

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