[Newbies] Totally dumbfounded!!
claus_kick at web.de
Sat Jul 5 17:32:33 UTC 2008
Rob Rothwell wrote:
> I am in nearly the same place David is, except that I have asked all these
> questions myself already, and have gotten the same responses! I am SLOWLY
> learning Smalltalk, so I have seen others pick it up much faster through the
> same process. Anyway, I found a framework that made sense to ME (Aida) and
> started building SOMETHING. Then Squeak started to make more sense. It's a
> process, I think, NOT a recipe, and we are all wired differently.
I second that - think of a project and start to build and start to look.
I am getting used to using VisualWorks (after having used VSE at uni, VS
at my former job and Squeak in between for a bit) right now and I
thought, "my Seaside app needs a database - what do I use - ah hell,
lets use some simple CSV file. Oh, there is no CSV package, well lets
build one". That forced me to deal with Streams in VW (work differently
from what I knew) and the Filename hierarchy (very different to what I
But I think, that this is the only way to learn.
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