[Seaside] Novice Seaside Question

Jason Rogers jacaetevha at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 17:11:08 CET 2005

How about a system for a 6th grade language arts class (2 boys and 14
girls) that can be used to give spelling and grammar tests?  :)


On Sat, 15 Jan 2005 14:35:57 +0000, David Shaffer <cdshaffer at acm.org> wrote:
> Hey Rick,
> Glad to see you're back to Squeak-ing...especially since you're one of
> the ones that convinced me to look at it seriously.  Anyway, I don't
> think that this kind of project is a good match for Seaside.  You could
> certainly use flash to implement the editor but the bulk of the
> student's work would be learning Flash.  Seaside would have little, if
> anything, to do with the project.   Maybe a go-between for picture
> persistence etc.
> I've used Seaside as small parts of two courses now: programming
> languages and our "web applications development" (a variant of Special
> Topics).  In both cases I went with more traditional projects.  One was
> a PIM (calendar and address book?  maybe just calendar).  I can't recall
> the other project off the top of my head.  Depending on the skill level
> of your class you might consider some kind of content management
> system.  I'd think you could get a lot of the SE principles into
> designing such a system.  <shameless-plug>Also, take a look at
> SeasideTesting if you plan to do any XP.</shameless-plug>  Some other ideas:
>     . simple blog
>     . bookmark manager
>     . aggregator (web pages, blogs etc)
>     . mailling list manager
>     . image repository/scrapbook maker
>     . web e-mail client
> I'm always looking for ideas so I don't have them develop yet another
> shopping cart :-)  I'm sure others have ideas as well.  You could always
> fall back on inventory management...which usually translates to a
> program for them to manage their collection of DVD's :-)  Anyway, in my
> experience if you put GOODS and Seaside together the sky's the limit.
> Best wishes and keep in touch,
> David Shaffer
> Westminster College
> New Wilmington, PA 16172
> cdshaffer at acm.org
> Rick Zaccone wrote:
> >I am new to Seaside and I'm just getting back into Squeak after a
> >couple of years off, so I apologize in advance if this is a dumb
> >question.
> >
> >I will be teaching a software engineering course using Squeak this
> >semester.  This is a project based course and I would like to have the
> >students use Seaside.
> >
> >I have an idea for a project in which the students would write a
> >program that would allow someone to manipulate graphical objects such
> >as triangles and circles.  (This won't be yet another graphical
> >editor!) I would like the user of this application to be able to drag
> >widgets from a palette (flap?), arrange them on the screen, change the
> >color and/or border color of individual elements, and make selected
> >objects blink.  This would be a good start anyway.
> >
> >My original idea was to do this using Morphic, but it seems to
> >complicated to master in a single semester.  Seaside seems clean and
> >simple, but I can't tell if it capable of this.
> >
> >Is this possible within Seaside?  Would I need to use Flash also and
> >is this feasible?  I would appreciate any thoughts and suggestions.
> >
> >Rick Zaccone
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Jason Rogers

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me, and gave himself for me."
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