[Newbies] Stephane Ducasse's 'Learning to Programing with Robots'

David Mitchell david.mitchell at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 17:08:55 UTC 2009

>> 'Squeak by Example' appears to be for more experienced programmers, who
>> are approaching Squeak/Smalltalk from a linguistic perspective.
> I presume you wish to practice programming for the long term. Why not start
> working in Squeak right away? Smalltalk is a "small" language (only four
> reserved words!). v3.8 image has a good intro-level slides on Smalltalk. Etoys
> 4 has such a low barrier that even middle school students start programming in
> a couple of days time.
Robots is straight Squeak. Etoys is only covered in an appendix. Focus
is on learning programming from the ground up in Smalltalk. Assumes no
programming background. Starts with scripts and moves to browser.

Again, highly recommend Robots book as a starting point.

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