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What is Pharo?

A pure object-oriented programming language and a powerful environment, focused on simplicity and immediate feedback.
Pharo is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses Pharo?

Companies
5 companies reportedly use Pharo in their tech stacks, including Yesplan, A4BP, and Object Guild.

Developers
31 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Pharo.
Pros of Pharo
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Purely object-oriented
3
Readable code
3
Image-based instead of source-file based
3
Great tooling
3
Dinamic live programming
3
Great syntax for anonymous functions (blocks)
3
Minimalist syntax
3
Programming in the debugger
3
Simple OOP
3
Great DSL capabilities
2
Interactive development
2
Great visualization tools
2
Great IDE
2
Open Source
2
Rapid development
2
Git integration out-of-the-box
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Batteries included
1
Headless (CLI) support

Pharo's Features

  • Object-oriented programming language
  • Live, immersive environment
  • Powerful debugger
  • Active Community

Pharo Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Pharo?
Smalltalk
It is an object-oriented, dynamically typed reflective programming language. It was created as the language underpinning the "new world" of computing exemplified by "human–computer symbiosis". It was designed and created in part for educational use, specifically for constructionist learning.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
Elixir
Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.
Clojure
Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.
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Pharo's Followers
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