[Newbies] Tutorial status

Steve Wessels swessels1955 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 17 14:41:36 UTC 2007

I've been on vacation and just yesterday, Thursday, began to process email messages and resuming work on my Squeak Tutorial.  Many folks have written to me, personally and here publicly, with both feedback, comments, corrections and questions.  I want to take a moment and update my status on the tutorial work.

First of all, thank you goes to everyone who has written me with positive feedback.  Thank you for your validation of my efforts.

A few people have asked for a Zip file of the tutorial contents.  At this time I have no plans to make this available.  As a regular component of my publication process I in-fact make a Zip file backup of the entire tutorial each time I update the web site.  However, the file is huge.  It's not something that can be emailed and I have not been uploading the file to the web site because of its size.

I would like to make PDFs and will investigate that in the future.

My current activities are focused around fixing reported and self-discovered typos, and I am doing a complete walk through from scratch as if I were an interested student.  In this way I am finding errors and omissions.  I am currently in section 3.  This takes as long, perhaps longer, than it took to actually write the tutorial.

After the coming update(s), I still have more to write.  So even though the tutorial in its present firm is highly useful, as many of you have told me, the work itself is not done.

Furthermore I have an ambition to publish the tutorial as a book some day and will begin work on that in earnest when this next set of activities has completed.

- Steve

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