[Newbies] I've never written a line of code, but want to be a programmer!

David Mitchell david.mitchell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 12:21:39 UTC 2011

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He also wrote an excellent book, *Squeak: Learn Programming with
Robots*that assumes no development experience:

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 2:00 AM, Tim Retz <human.shield.117 at gmail.com>wrote:

> I seem to be having a hard time finding any sort of smalltalk tutorial that
> doesn't assume I'm already a master programmer in some other language.
> ...That's not to say I haven't read, and executed examples from, a few of
> them. I've followed along with the laser game development guide by Stephan
> B
> Wessels (I can find a link if anyone wants it), I've read most of Squeak By
> Example and a few others, so I have explored enough for a basic
> understanding. My problem is that smalltalk is my first programing
> language,
> So I need to figure out how to break a problem down to something I can code
> out (I need to learn to "scratch-code" in a workspace).
> Does anyone know where I can find such a guide, or even outline one for me
> to build as I learn?
> On another note, I have tried to learn the "basics" of programing in other
> languages (most recently C++), but now that I've been exposed to smalltalk,
> it all seems cumbersome and scattered. I end up getting too frustrated with
> the need to reference some other part of the book so often, as well as the
> edit-compile-debug cycle.
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