lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2020

Preview of Microdown, simplified syntax for documentation in Pharo 9

Exciting times are coming in the next Pharo 9 release. Have you heard about Pillar? It is a markup syntax with tools to write and generate documentation, books and slides. The new Pharo 9 release will allow to format documentation with a simplified version of Pillar, called Microdown

This is how Microdown looks like with System Browser class comments:

The documentation can be written directly in the System Browser, and one can get an immediate preview by switching the view while writing documentation for a class. The syntax is extremely simple (much simpler than Markdown), and the project is currently being pushed, so it's a nice opportunity to collaborate and provide feedback.

martes, 4 de febrero de 2020

nCoV-2019 basic analysis with Pharo

I pushed two Pharo scripts which may help someone to do a basic analysis of the novel virus: One script is a one-liner to download the reference genome form NCBI and the other one downloads the publicly available sequenced genomes, reports some basic statistics, filter out genomes which are not complete, and align the sequences with MAFFT. You can access the repository code here: