[Newbies] Fishing for a Masters Thesis Topic
rstehwien at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 15:14:26 UTC 2007
Thanks for the suggestions. Once I decide on a topic (and get adviser
approval), I'll probably post it to the list.
On 6/13/07, Marcin Tustin <mm3 at zepler.net> wrote:
> Consider something about how continuation-based frameworks/smalltalk are
> more accessible to end users/allow them good scripting/customising times? Of
> course, it would be difficult to find test subjects for this, and I don't
> know how many credible office apps there are implemented in squeak. Of
> course, that may be going over old ground.
> Actually, the phrase that springs to mind is "ad hoc collaboration" - do
> something about managing and supporting groups or individuals who need to
> develop and document processes that they create and change on the fly.
> Journal-based user interfaces? Of course, I suspect that you'll want to keep
> your coding to a minimum, so you can focus on measuring results.
> On 6/13/07, Robert Stehwien <rstehwien at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've been primarily a Windows C++ developer for 12 years with a little
> > Java, Perl, Python, and lately Ruby along the way. I've never looked
> > at line of Smalltalk until recently. But that all changed when I
> > decided to get a Masters in CS and since a PhD isn't out of the
> > question write a thesis.
> > When asked by a co-worker what my thesis topic would be, I said "maybe
> > something with peer-to-peer, gaming, collaborative environments, 3D,
> > education, visual programming, interaction design, or languages" (big
> > list I know but somewhat ordered). I started digging around and
> > noticed a pattern... Smalltalk, Squeak, Croquet, and Seaside kept
> > coming up (although it took a little while to notice the mouse icon
> > and 3d bunny.
> > So I've ordered the book "Object Land", downloaded all the free books
> > and Squeak (ordered the DVD too), and joined the list. But I'm still
> > having trouble narrowing down a thesis topic to present to my advisor
> > (for adjustment I'm sure).
> > Anyone have any suggestions for a thesis topic? Maybe there is some
> > part of Squeak that the community would like
> > documented/researched/implemented. P2P
> gaming/collaboration using
> > Croquet sound interesting, but I'm pretty open for suggestions.
> > Thanks,
> > Robert
> > PS: As a working C++ developer it will take a while for me to finish
> > the thesis and my masters.
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