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 ==== Work Package One Achievements: Opal Open Compiler Infrastructure ==== ==== Work Package One Achievements: Opal Open Compiler Infrastructure ====
-The compiler framework was used as the basis to build a type system for Pharo: Gradualtalk [Alle13a]. A gradually-typed Smalltalk allows to enable incremental typing of existing programs. The main design goal of the type system is to support the features of the Smalltalk language, like metaclasses and blocks, live programming, and to accomodate the programming idioms used in practice. We studied a number of existing projects in order to determine the features to include in the type system. As a result, Gradualtalk is a practical approach to gradual types in Smalltalk, with a novel blend of type system features that accomodate most programming idioms.+The compiler framework was used  to build a type system for Pharo: Gradualtalk [Alle13a]. A gradually-typed Smalltalk allows one to enable incremental typing of existing programs. The main design goal of the type system is to support the features of the Smalltalk language, like metaclasses and blocks, live programming, and to accommodate the programming idioms used in practice. We studied a number of existing projects in order to determine the features to include in the type system. As a result, Gradualtalk is a practical approach to gradual types in Smalltalk, with a novel blend of type system features that accommodate most programming idioms.
  
 In the context of the Gradualtalk type system, we have further developed, debugged and released the compiler framework. Opal has been integrated as the new compiler for Pharo [Bera13a]. It is stable, robust and is the new default compiler for day to day development in Pharo3. Opal provides the basis for many new features in Pharo3 and provides a new foundation for building new layers such as an In the context of the Gradualtalk type system, we have further developed, debugged and released the compiler framework. Opal has been integrated as the new compiler for Pharo [Bera13a]. It is stable, robust and is the new default compiler for day to day development in Pharo3. Opal provides the basis for many new features in Pharo3 and provides a new foundation for building new layers such as an
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 We developed EPICEA a new model of changes and an implementation representing all the changes made during development [Dias13a] - By changes we mean: method, class, package definition, modification, removal but also new coding session, refactorings ... It is the basis for a large number of analyses (cherry picking, code review support, replay of sequences, code recovering, browsing in the past) and tools that we will build around change management. In particular EPICEA will be extended to support branch merging and propose new analyses to help developer taking merging decisions. We developed EPICEA a new model of changes and an implementation representing all the changes made during development [Dias13a] - By changes we mean: method, class, package definition, modification, removal but also new coding session, refactorings ... It is the basis for a large number of analyses (cherry picking, code review support, replay of sequences, code recovering, browsing in the past) and tools that we will build around change management. In particular EPICEA will be extended to support branch merging and propose new analyses to help developer taking merging decisions.
  
-Complimentary to that, we developed DIE, a Domain-Specific Aspect Language that provides a set of domain-specific abstractions for building plug-ins to a development environment. It allows tool builders to declare event handlers in a concise and homogeneous way, allowing IDE extensions and tools to express interest in different streams of events seamlessly, with a consistent syntax regardless of the source of the event. +Complementary to that, we developed DIE, a Domain-Specific Aspect Language that provides a set of domain-specific abstractions for building plug-ins to a development environment. It allows tool builders to declare event handlers in a concise and homogeneous way, allowing IDE extensions and tools to express interest in different streams of events seamlessly, with a consistent syntax regardless of the source of the event. 
   
  
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 === Startups Using our Results === === Startups Using our Results ===
  
-  - [[http://www.synectique.eu|Synectique]] is a company delivering dedicated software analysis. Synectique uses Roassal to visually report the analysis of customer source code. The founding process started in 2012, and is expected to be finished in 2013.+  - [[http://www.synectique.eu|Synectique]] is a company delivering dedicated software analyses. Synectique uses Roassal to visually report customer source code analysis. The founding process started in 2012, and the company was created in June 2013.
   - [[http://objectprofile.com|ObjectProfile]] was founded in 2011 in Chile. Its business plan is essentially focused on Pharo and Roassal. Object Profile offers support of its products to RMoD and Synectique. A number of features of Roassal have been designed to meet Synectique's requirements (e.g., the navigation and scrolling options).   - [[http://objectprofile.com|ObjectProfile]] was founded in 2011 in Chile. Its business plan is essentially focused on Pharo and Roassal. Object Profile offers support of its products to RMoD and Synectique. A number of features of Roassal have been designed to meet Synectique's requirements (e.g., the navigation and scrolling options).
 ===== Research Visits  ===== ===== Research Visits  =====
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 == From PLEIAD to RMoD == == From PLEIAD to RMoD ==
-  * Vanessa Peña and Alexandre Bergel, Aug 15 until Aug 20, 2011. From Aug 20 until Aug 28 they attended [[ESUG|http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2011]], a conference co-organized by RMoD. The topic of this research visit is test coverage and software visualization. Result of the research activity on software visualization and code profiling have been presented at ESUG. +  * Vanessa Peña and Alexandre Bergel, Aug 15 until Aug 20, 2011. From Aug 20 until Aug 28 they attended [[http://www.esug.org/wiki/pier/Conferences/2011/|ESUG]], a conference co-organized by RMoD. The topic of this research visit is test coverage and software visualization. Result of the research activity on software visualization and code profiling have been presented at ESUG. 
   * Romain Robbes from July 18 until July 24, 2011. Partially funded by Pleiad.   * Romain Robbes from July 18 until July 24, 2011. Partially funded by Pleiad.
   * Esteban Allende from July 19 until October 2, 2011. Esteban's stay was partially funded by the French Embassy in Chile.    * Esteban Allende from July 19 until October 2, 2011. Esteban's stay was partially funded by the French Embassy in Chile.