[Newbies] Squeak / smalltalk beginners books

Bill Six billsix at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 00:21:09 UTC 2007


I've played around with Squeak after work for the past year, and I've found
the following to be great books:

*Squeak: Learning Programming with Robots*
*by Ducasse, Stephane
I found this to be a great book for teaching OO to people who have never
programmed before.

*Squeak: Object-Oriented Design with Multimedia Applications, with CDROM*
*by Gudzial, Mark*

*Squeak: Open Personal Computing and Multimedia, with CDROM*
*by Guzdial, Mark / Rose, Kim
*by Goldberg, Adele
*I think this book is really awesome.

There's also quite a few good books by Kent Beck on Smalltalk.

Bill Six
PS (I don't work for nerdbooks, I just buy all of my books there)

On 8/15/07, Russ <russvr at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -Russ
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