[Newbies] Re: Machine gun the Balloon!

Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas offray at riseup.net
Fri May 6 22:15:00 UTC 2016


I was in a similar situation years ago, but this was deeply with Pharo 
(which started as a fork of Squeak in 2009). If you want developer 
related documentation you could see:




On 06/05/16 15:23, Joseph Alotta wrote:
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> Joe.
> > On May 6, 2016, at 1:35 PM, Kirk Fraser [via Smalltalk] <[hidden 
> email] </user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=4893802&i=0>> 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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