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We added a notification mechanism about what is new in GT. If you open a GT, you should see this the first time The notification goes away the second time you open GT. …

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On releasing a beta version

We are getting close to releasing a beta version of Glamorous Toolkit. It’s a rather emotional time for us. We can now say more confidently that moldable development is a new way to approach programming and we can show what we mean by it. …

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Glamorous Toolkit now works on Ubuntu 20.04

Just that.

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Much improved Coder

Over the past couple of months we worked on getting Coder to cover the main functionality needed for working with Pharo code. There are a few things still left to do, but they are small. Coder can now actually be used for ... coding :). Some of the highlights: We have a…

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Two articles around software assessment

Andrei Chis wrote two articles that describe two scenarios for software assessment: • exploring a problem in Java: https://medium.com/feenk/evaluating-deprecated-classes-in-java-systems-with-glamorous-toolkit-842e76a0afe2?source=friends_link&sk=be771f6650d58c9b797960283ce1856d …

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Getting closer to a beta with native windows

Over the past months we've been working intensively on getting native windows to work. This involved some deep internal surgery. With native windows, the image is run from a callback which means that any other callback has to be a nested one. The major issue stemmed from the…

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Inspector preview in Playground

Many moons ago we made the Playground add an attribute with the result after a code was executed. This then allowed us to inspect the result later without having to rerun the code. Now, we take a step further and we offer an inspector as a preview: You can still click on the…

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Spawn-able windows and resizable Spotter

In the initial phase, we want to target laptop screens. This means that design decisions we make now, are not necessarily appropriate for larger screens. To alleviate the problem in the short term, we introduced two simple mechanisms. First, we can spawn a tab in a new window.…

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One rendering tree

A couple of weeks ago we put together an article describing the one rendering tree property of the graphical stack that powers Glamorous Toolkit. In the meantime, we also added a slideshow directly in the environment to convey the same message, only in an interactive way. At the…

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C++ importer

Since a while we have a full parser for C++ and an associated importer that creates a FAMIX model out of a given set of C++ sources. This can then be used for various software assessment purposes. Here is an example, of exploring the source and abstract syntax tree (on the…

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