[Newbies] Re: Machine gun the Balloon!

Joseph Alotta joseph.alotta at gmail.com
Fri May 6 20:23:57 UTC 2016

I am a beginner with Squeak and the problem I am facing is not knowing how to go about using the tools available.

There is a lot of language information, but not a “here’s what we do” best practices for developers.  I don’t mean coding, but I mean, how to find the resource I need.  How to build your project in pieces that you can test, etc.  

What I was looking for is an Apprentice kind of relationship, but nobody seems interested or nearby.



> On May 6, 2016, at 1:35 PM, Kirk Fraser [via Smalltalk] <ml-node+s1294792n4893792h1 at n4.nabble.com> wrote:
> Byte magazine which published the balloon concept for Smalltalk rising above the ivory tower of a lighthouse guiding the way in a sea of computer languages is out of business. I think it is time for the Squeak balloon to be grounded to connect with the reality of why computer languages exist - to make things easy for application developers.  So I propose all Squeak developers stop "improving" Squeak for one year and spend the time writing useful applications in Squeak.  That could lead to a basket of new ideas for next year.  Maybe make this a regularly scheduled event - a half year for applications and a half year for Squeak?
> The reason motivating this suggestion is on the advice of a Squeak-Dev member, I downloaded the latest all in one and to my chagrin, I found an improvement that made Squeak as worthless as a balloon full of machine gun holes.    The Workspace window gets halos with a right mouse click on a standard 2 button laptop mouse.  So I'll return to an older Squeak for now.  
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