[Newbies] Totally dumbfounded!!

David Finlayson dfinlayson at usgs.gov
Fri Jul 4 21:26:23 UTC 2008

Squeak is a toy for academics and hobbyists to try out new ideas and
explore computing at a higher-level. It wasn't designed for doing
conventional application development and you won't find much support
in Squeak for normal commercial programming. In fact, just the
opposite, Squeak (Smalltalk) de-emphasizes individual programs, in
favor of a more holistic system approach to computer interaction.
Commercial developers aren't the target audience. That is why the
widget set is great for building little games and crap for building a
database app. And that is OK by me.

For enterprise application development using Smalltalk, you are
probably better off with a commercial Smalltalk.

Just my 2 cents.


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