[Newbies] Totally dumbfounded!!

Stephen Ng stephen.ng at planetnutek.com
Fri Jul 4 06:04:52 UTC 2008

Hi everyone,

First off, I am really new to smalltalk. I have tons of experience  
with languages like C but have never made the move to OO type languages.

Secondly, I've been reading up as much as I can on OO concepts and  
perhaps I can say that I feel comfortable with smalltalk syntax. My  
question is how does one start learning about the MVC or Morphic  
interfaces in order to use smalltalk in writing programs that make use  
of lots of windows with text fields etc like in traditional business  
systems? I cannot seem to find complete info on these topics. Many  
tutorials just spend lots of time painting pretty lines and patterns  
and fall short of showing someone like me how best to use the MVC,  
Graphics-* or Morphic-* class categories and their classes. I  
understand Morphic is the new wave as far as Squeak is concerned and I  
would be just as happy to use it. However, all the literature on the  
web is really disparate and does not approach the subject in a  
holistic way. I've even tried looking at the classes themselves in the  
Browser but the whole thing just gets very confusing.

I'd appreciate it if anyone can provide some pointers, direction,  
literature (up to date with Squeak) etc.

Thanks in  advance.


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