[Seaside] Newbie Questions

Piero Sartini lists at pierosartini.de
Wed May 2 19:28:44 UTC 2007


I am quite new to squeak and the whole smalltalk world. Without seaside, I 
would never have looked at smalltalk ... I am very happy I did :-)

However, after playing around for two days and reading and watching everything 
I could find on the net (thanks to Ramon for blogging about his 
experiences .. his writings and screencasts are very useful to me!) there are 
still some questions.

First of all, since I am particulary interested in seaside and web 
development: Is there a nice docu about how to deploy an image to a server? I 
assume this needs to be some kind of headless image - and then .. how to make 
updates without shutting down the image? Has anyone already "standardized" 
this procedures (and wrote them down;) ?

Next thing I do not understand completely is this oodb thing. I never did 
anything with oodb and I could not find much information about Magma / 
GOODS / .... - question is: are there good tutorials and which of this 
solutions are stable and useable? I tried to install magma but after 
telnetting to its port and feeding some random chars it crashed my whole 
squeak .... 

Also I do not completely understand all these images. The "standard" squeak 
image seems a bit colorful and I am not sure its the right one for developing 
with all these graphics, painting toys and objects around which I do not 
understand (yet) :-) I am using squeak-dev-beta-118W now, but there are much 
playing toys around as well.

What I was not able to find is information about tweaking the environment, how 
to edit the menu items, etc.

Any pointer to information is appreciated .. its quite hard to find a way 
through all the broken links, but I am very enthusiastic about the whole 
smalltalk world .. and I would love to learn more about it.


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