[Seaside] Re: [Cuis] New Introductory Tutorial

H. Hirzel hannes.hirzel at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 13:00:23 UTC 2015

Hi Euan

Worthwhile to refer to in your tutorial is as well the web version of
the ProfStef Smalltalk tutorial implemented in Amber Smalltalk



It explains the syntax, control constructs and some basic classes. It
was first implemented in Pharo and then ported.


On 11/17/15, Juan Vuletich <juan at jvuletich.org> wrote:
> Hi EuanM,
> This is a great initiative. Thanks for including Cuis in the bunch!
> Cheers,
> Juan Vuletich
> On 14/11/2015 02:02 a.m., EuanM wrote:
>> I've created Yet Another Smalltalk First
>> Steps tutorial.
>> This is intended as one of a series.
>> It is designed to be cross-platform across
>>      Squeak 5
>>      Pharo 4
>>      Seaside 3.1
>>      Cuis
>>      Dolphin 6
>> If you have experience running any of these systems on Windows, Linux
>> or MacOS, please check to see if I have the instructions correct for
>> your chosen pairing of Smalltalk and OS platform.
>> (As you'll see when you look, I do not have detailed instructions for
>> aspects of MacOS).
>> The document is at:
>> http://smalltalkinsmallsteps.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/get-smalltalk-up-and-running.html
>> (It's intended to move to a different blog after this review process).
>> I feel the need to do this as cross-Smalltalks tutorial because of
>> findings and 4 charts  I've placed at:
>> http://smalltalkinsmallsteps.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/mindshare-of-smalltalk-in-development.html
>> Essentially, Smalltalk mindshare and use is incredibly tiny, compared
>> to other languages in the same space.  (We all know this, but seeing
>> it represented graphically has a more visceral effect, IMO)
>> Aggregating interest in all the Smalltalks still does not bring more
>> than a tiny proportion of the interest in, and use of, Ruby.
>> In turn, Ruby is (quite understandably) small in comparison to
>> JavaScript.
>> Comparing interest in any specific Smalltalk is, predictably, smaller
>> than the aggregate interest in Smalltalk.
>> Our community seems determined to split itself into smaller and
>> smaller sub-communities.  I think we do ourselves a disservice this
>> way.
>> My initial contribution will be to try to provide some explicitly
>> pan-Smalltalk beginners' tutorials, like this one.
>> Cheers, and happy Smalltalking,
>>       EuanM
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