[Seaside] 10th time is a charm!
mike at mjr104.co.uk
Sun Feb 18 22:57:23 UTC 2007
> Squeak and Seaside are a lot to bite off. I would appreciate any
> pointers on where to get started. I need a refresher on Smalltalk
> syntax, an idea of the cycle of interaction with Squeak -- the usual.
If you haven't already seen them you should check out Stef's list of
For syntax, Smalltalk by Example has some nice opening chapters. If
you have the time there is a lot of material available to read. The
fastest way though is to learn by doing.
To get up to speed quickly with Seaside grab a prebuilt image (if you
For learning Squeak (or Smalltalk in general) one important starting
senders alt/apple -n
These allow you to jump around the environment to find examples of
code by highlighting text that looks interesting. Look at
#renderContentOn: methods and borrow the code. Using senders will
show you other methods in the system that send the same message. You
can find complete examples like this.
Use implementers if you want to see how something is implemented, or,
to see other objects that also respond to the same message.
Finally, references allows you to go backwards from the name of a
class to where it is used. Another fine way to find examples. The
main principle is that the system is full of code to borrow, if you
only know how to look.
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