[Newbies] Is the "Blue Book" still useful?

Kirk Fraser overcomer.man at gmail.com
Sat May 23 03:32:11 UTC 2015

Hi Dan,

In my opinion, hard copy books aren't as useful anymore.  To start learning
Squeak, if you have already downloaded the latest all-in-one, execute it,
click the Help button on the top menu bar, select Terse Guide to Squeak,
and study, trying statements out in a workspace.  If some class looks
interesting like a Dictionary, you may want to study it in detail to see
how the data structure works - that got me a job once.

Unfortunately there is no equally clear help item covering the less
essential categories, classes, and packages included with the latest Squeak
or hidden around in other Squeak derivatives.  But once you've learned one
class like Dictionary in detail, it will be easier to explore others.  And
if you need something you can't find like a class to access a webcam, just

Kirk Fraser

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 8:07 PM, Daniel Roe <roedj at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I have a copy of the Smalltalk-80 "Blue Book"by Goldberg and Robson. I am
> a complete noob when it comes to Smalltalk but would like to learn about it
> by using Squeak. Aside from some notational differences, that I can adjust
> to, is the "Blue Book" still useful in any way?
> Thanks for your time,
> Dan
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