Absolutely right. Pharo came out in 2008 — it’s a relatively new programming language, hardly outdated.

Pharo is the fastest-innovating Smalltalk in history. It has achieved an incredible amount in just one decade:

Just to list a few.

Moreover, it is foolish to overlook the “heritage” aspect. Part of Smalltalk’s heritage is its built-in live coding capability. This powerful programming technique made Smalltalk the most productive general-purpose language in the world, by far. There is both anecdotal and statistical evidence to support this.

What is it worth to a business or corporation to cut their software development time in half? Productivity, or the lack thereof, is one of the most pressing issues in IT today.

Pharo is Smalltalk. It offers the same remarkable productivity advantage.

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