[Newbies] Squeak Guilt

David Mitchell david.mitchell at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 15:49:42 UTC 2008

A tip for integrating Squeak into your non-Squeak work.

Use it for tools, reports, and other little bits of glue. People don't think
of Squeak as a great glue language, but I've had excellent results.

Since there is almost no OS integration, you can install Squeak merely by
unzipping a file. Unlike a lot of other languages that need a shell (and is
often locked down) Squeak does not.

I use Seaside to develop little desktop applications at work. I put a
one-click install on a local file server, Since one-click only requires
extracting to a folder, even our relatively locked down users at work can
extract a ZIP to a folder. I put two icons in the folder. One to start the
server (minimized) and one that is just a URL to localhost.

I have dozens of unsophisticated, regular users and none of them complain
about Squeak's looks. In fact, since I import our corporate brand CSS, it
all looks very official.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 9:06 AM, Ryan Zerby <tahognome at gmail.com> wrote:

> You've hit on a lot of my exact reasons.  When I make an application,
> it would be nice to be able to show it to my friends, and there is
> zero chance that they will actually install squeak.  I can get away
> with this for some things by using the webbased squeak app... but not
> for desktop things. I like writing casual games and the AI applicable
> to them.
> I could live with Squeak being an island if I were able to use it for
> my day-to-day internet use. From what I've seen, squeak doesn't even
> have a usable webbrowser... I  can't read the newbies list from inside
> squeak, nor can I search the web for documentation and such.
> So, I can't really run outside of squeak, and I can't really run
> inside of squeak, but have this weird hybrid.
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