Pharo (Smalltalk)

Smalltalk is a pure object oriented language created by a research group led by Alan Kay at Xerox PARC. It was where Steve Jobs was amazed and inspired by the graphical user interface on the Alto computers, which was later implemented for the Apple Lisa, that failed for its expensive price and low performance. 

Pharo is an open source language inspired by Smalltalk. It is a live programming language and is its own integrated development environment, so it is kind of its own OS! 

Pharo full syntax fits on one postcard. There are no constructors, no types declaration. Pharo is ALL about objects and messages. 

The message is this: 
Pharo is yours: Pharo is made by an incredible community, with more than 100 contributors for the last revision of the platform and hundreds of people contributing constantly with frameworks and libraries.

I am a VERY beginner. I would not be able to talk to you like a person with 3 years of experience, even. However, I can show you how I started learning Pharo and present to you a VERY unique experience of programming! 

We can start by me showing you the Phao environment, how to create classes and methods, and how to test. Finally, if you want to learn, I can show you the MOOC and other resources.
Beginner : Smalltalk-80 Alan Kay Xerox PARC Object Oriented Programming

Back