[Newbies] App documentation

John McKeon p3anoman at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 14:50:36 UTC 2010

One other place to look is in the squeaksource repository for the given
package (or "app"). The developer may have written up some notes there.


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 7:55 AM, lanas <lanas at securenet.net> wrote:

> Le Dimanche, 7 Février 2010 20:21:41 -0800 (PST),
> Jerome Peace <peace_the_dreamer at yahoo.com> a écrit :
> >> Is there a list of the web sites behind the major apps
> >> found in Squeak ?
> (asked for documentation purposes, as in Open Source projects)
> > Theres Stef's collection of free books:
> >
> > http://stephane.ducasse.free.fr/FreeBooks.html
> >
> > will have some.
> Stépane's free books are mostly about Smalltalk in general.  If I want
> to know about the following option in OB Browser (Squeak Dev image):
> open environment -> inverse
> Then either I ask and perhaps someone  will answer (and proceed like
> this for all options ! :-) or ...
> > Mostly its hide and seek ye be playing if its documentation your
> > looking for.
> ... I try to figure it out.  Since I'm far to know all details and
> principles involved in developing in a true object oriented environment
> using a true object oriented language, I might spend some time there on
> that single option finding about its purpose in life.
> So I was wondering if each of the apps (or at least many) in Squeak
> have their own web site where their developers would put up-front
> documentation about what their apps are doing.  As in most if not all
> Open Source apps.
> I think it would be great to have full documentation on the
> possibilities that the apps in Squeak offer, on a per-app basis.  And
> developers who spent so much time working on the apps in the first
> place could put out some simple ASCII text files that describes the
> options available and their purpose.  reading about what an app can do
> from the developers temsleves also serves as getting *detailed* insight
> into the OO development in Smalltalk/Squeak.
> This being said, the two recent books (Squeak and Pharo) are quite good
> compared so far but their aim is not to cover the development apps in
> all details like a user documentation for each app would do.
> Cheers.
> Al
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