Software Evolution track at QUATIC in September in Faro, Portugal.

N.Anquetil is organizing a Software Evolution track at the Quatic conference in September in Faro, Portugal.

QUATIC (International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology) is a yearly forum for disseminating advanced methods, techniques and tools for supporting quality approaches to ICT engineering and management. Practitioners and researchers are encouraged to exchange ideas and approaches on how to adopt a quality culture in ICT process and product improvement and to provide practical studies in varying contexts.

QUATIC is organized in several tracks and N.Anquetil is this year organizer for the Software Evolution track.

QUATIC 2020 will be held in Faro, Portugal, on September 9-11.

Posted by admin at 17 January 2020, 10:32 am link

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In 2020, 63 positions open to competition or on contract are to be filled throughout France, in Inria's research centres.

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Seminar with VUB

  • Who: SoftLab and RMod members
  • What: Software engineering
  • When: Friday 3rd May from 10 to 17h.
  • Where: B Building Amphi

On Friday 3rd May 2019, several researchers from the SoftLab VUB are coming to present their work. Some members of the RMod team will also present theirs.

The workshop will occur in the Amphi of Inria B Building.

  • 10h Debugging session
    • A (Debuggable) Live Programming Framework for Big Data Applications. (Matteo Marra)
    • Non-deterministic Debugging for Non-deterministic Programs (Carmen Torres)
    • Object Miners: capturing objects for object-centric debugging (Steven Costiou)
    • A Pharo semantic to base debugging, exceptions and execution models on (Thomas Dupriez)
    • Challenges in Bootstrapping Reflective Kernels (Carolina Hernadez-Philips)
  • Changes
    • Designing language-agnostic code transformation engines (Jason Lecerf)
    • Validating Program Merges (Ward Muylaert)
    • Improving Cherry-Picking Changes: How to get fruits from longer branches (Pablo Tesone)
  • 12:30
    • Luch
  • 14:00 ML
    • Mining library usage with machine learning (Camilo Velazquez)
    • About software naturalness (Oleksandr Zaitsev)
    • Extracting Information From Ticket databases - starter (Honore Mahugnon)
  • 15:00 Recommandation
    • On the empirical benefits of programming to an interface in Java (Christopher Fuhrman)
    • Mining framework extensions for recommendation patterns (Dario Dinucci)
    • Database recommandation (Julien Delplanque)
  • 16:00
    • Break
  • 16h30 Transformations and Tests
    • Migration GWT Angular (Benoit)
    • DrTests (Dayne)
    • Rotten Tests
  • 17:30: end of Seminar
Posted by admin at 2 May 2019, 4:28 am link

[ANN] Digital Innovation Workshop - Lavigny/Switzerland

April 30 to May 3 in Lavigny/Switzerland

  • Event web site:
  • Eventbrite links for each session:
    • Workshop 1 – Introduction to Pharo: register
    • Workshop 2 – Web development using Seaside: register
    • Workshop 3 – New Integrated Development Environment (IDE) – Glamorous Toolkit: register

Context for the workshop:

Let’s learn together! As an entrepreneur and innovator in the healthcare space, the event organizer Dominique Pahud has been looking for programing languages that have key functionality tied to trust including data immutability, data provenance, data coupling and decoupling which are really important for most healthcare applications including the associated analytics and data science. These properties typically are associated with either advanced object oriented programming languages like Java or functional programming languages like Clojure. Although not perfect, the programming language Pharo is the closest thing Dominique has found that combines elements of both worlds. He has been working with leaders and key contributors within the Pharo community including Stéphane Ducasse (Professor and Researcher at French Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Institute INRIA) and Marcus Denker (Tenured researcher at INRIA) to explore incorporating trust features into the language itself which they have recently started working on. The other reason for Dominique's interest in the language is the integration of an advanced IDE (Integrated Development Environment), developed by Tudor Girba, which allows you to work on the code live and where you have full visibility and access to all layers of the technology stack. This is extremely important if you want to develop highly flexible/dynamic technology stacks that people can understand and work with. This can drastically improve software development productivity.

The challenge and opportunity: Pharo is a fringe language that most people don't know about (yet...) It's the latest incarnation of Smalltalk, the language created by Alan Kay and colleagues at Xerox Park in the 1970s which was the parent of most subsequent advanced object oriented programing languages including Java, Python and Ruby.

Applied example where Pharo and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Glamorous Toolkit could be used:

A Personal Health Record (PHR) application with advanced features including dynamic/flexible ontologies/semantics, revocable informed consent and trust elements. Kertyx, a company in the formation stage, is looking to deploy this solution to support collaborative research efforts between academic research centers, care teams with different specialties in the realms of naturopathy, fitness/movement, acupuncture, and other synergistic fields in a patient centric and controlled fashion. Let’s establish what works in a systematic fashion and build quality improvement processes to scale it so that more patients/people can benefit!

Posted by admin at 29 March 2019, 9:14 am link

Lecture Vietnam: Live Programming IoT devices with PharoThings

  • Where: College of Informatic and Technology, Can Tho University, Vietnam
  • When: from January 7th to 11th, 2019

Access to the lecture is free but you need to register here

Description of the lecture

Pharo is a new generation reflective language and programming environment. In this lecture we will present Pharo: its elegant syntax fitting in a postcard, its pure object model. We will show that we can create a full REST server in less than a page of code.

But Pharo is more than that. With Pharo you will interact with live objects. You will learn how to code in the debugger. Finally this lecture is much more than Pharo. We will revisit the fondation of object-oriented programming after this lecture you will never program the same in ANY object-oriented programming languages. Pharo will fundamentally changes your perception about what OOP is.

All the material of the lecture is also available as a MOOC followed by more than 9000 students worldwide.

PharoThings is a live programming platform for IoT (Internet of Things) projects based on Pharo. It includes development tools to lively program, explore and debug remote boards (Raspberry Pi).

You can get support with the pharo community on discord

Bio Stéphane Ducasse

I'm an Inria Research Director. I lead RMoD team I'm expert in language design and reengineering. I worked on traits. Traits have been introduced in Pharo, Perl, PHP and under a variant into Scala and Fortress. I'm expert on software quality, program understanding, program visualisations, reengineering and metamodeling. I'm one of the developer of Moose, an open-source software analysis platform I created a company building dedicated tools for advanced software analyses. I'm one of the leader of Pharo a dynamic reflective object-oriented language supporting live programming. I wrote couple hundred articles and several books. According to google my h-index is 53 for more than 12300 citations. I like to work with people and help them growing.

Bio Allex Oliviera

Allex Oliveira is an IoT engineer (started 2018) at INRIA Lille Nord Europe in RMoD team (, MBA in Information Security. His interests are wireless networks, internet of things, cybersecurity, infrastructure, management & monitoring systems. He works with PharoThings, and enjoys coding new tools for Pharo IoT.

Bio Serge Stinckwich

Serge was introduced to Smalltalk during his master in the ninetie and since then is a Smalltalk zealot. Serge is a computer scientist from Sorbonne University and IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement). He his working on live domain-specific tools and languages for the simulation of complex system based on Pharo. He is currently living in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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