[Newbies] Squeak / smalltalk beginners books

Russ russvr at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 23:51:40 UTC 2007

There is a dearth of smalltalk or squeak books at most of the bookstores  my
area - Seattle - this is down from minuscule in the past few years. I am a
permanent beginner when it comes to programming or rather an amateur. I do
sometimes get more instructional value out of a book than wading through
lines of source code - though I understand that this is one of smalltalk's
strongest points: its self documenting ability. And so at the bookstores
(Borders, Elliott Bay...) I see scores of book on PHP, Ruby, Ruby on the
Rails, Python,  even Lua, as well as the usual suspects, java, javascript,
Visual Basic and C/C++/C#. No smalltalk,no squeak. There used to at least be
token representation. So I ask, where are the Squeak for Dummies, or some
animal covered smalltalk books published by O'Reilly. This is really to the
long-term detriment to the vitality of the language.
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