[Newbies] Totally dumbfounded!!

Marcin Tustin mm3 at zepler.net
Fri Jul 4 15:40:39 UTC 2008


Although in theory it is possible to look anything up in the source code,
don't be discouraged that you cannot do this yet.


On 7/4/08, Stephen Ng <stephen.ng at planetnutek.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Stephen
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