[Newbies] Squeak / Smalltalk classes

Amir Ansari fractallyte at csi.com
Tue Oct 12 08:15:07 UTC 2010

Great idea!  Have you seen the ProfStef interactive tutorial (http://www.pharocasts.com/2010/01/learn-smalltalk-with-profstef.html) included in the latest version of Pharo?  Simply superb.

Nick Ager expanded the tutorial for Camp Smalltalk London; here's his post on the Seaside mailing list: http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/pipermail/seaside/2010-August/023995.html

BTW, for Smalltalk video tutorials (including a section for beginners), have a look at Pharocasts: http://www.pharocasts.com/

On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:28:39 +0530
"K. K. Subramaniam" <kksubbu.ml at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday 12 Oct 2010 11:54:31 am Amir Ansari wrote:
> > I started with Squeak when I was using the book - most of the examples are
> > universally applicable, until you get to the chapters on
> > graphics/windows.  But by then you're comfortable enough with the language
> > to be able to just read through those and understand what's going on.
> Very true. Squeak is designed for live adaptation ("authoring is always on"), 
> so it is hard to capture its behavior in a static book and expect to use it 
> unchanged for more than a couple of releases.
> One way beginners can start contributing to Squeak is to take a linear guide 
> like "Terse Guide to Squeak" and add these as example methods into Squeak 
> which can be updated as Squeak evolves. Such a live guide can be explored 
> through multiple aspects like senders, implementors, references etc. in the 
> image itself.
> Anyone game for it?
> Subbu

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