How Do You Do Business Apps? (Squeak/Pro Proposal)
lex at cc.gatech.edu
Fri Feb 25 17:13:01 UTC 2000
Urg, some of this off the cuff stuff is a little too much.
Warren Postma <wpostma at ztr.com> wrote:
> So I should build my GUI around Morphic's piano-keyboard morph or a rotating
> smily face I can draw with the paint tool? Nice demos and educational
> stuff, but Morphic is hardly useful for any real work.
"real" is tough to define, and I think that's the root of the issue
here. Let's not be so insistent on mimicking boring business software
that already exists. We have an opportunity to make something better
> And let's look at MVC for a moment. It has two (count em, 2) widgets:
> Rectangles, and Text.
This is a gross exaggeration. I guess you could say "gee, all Squeak
has are bitmaps that happen to look like useful things". But that's
true of most any system.
> Are there *ANY* commercially useful applications written in Squeak?
> Are there *ANY* applications written in Squeak that are used by
As a matter of fact, yes to both. It's not rampant--it's not Squeak's
driving force to make commercial apps just yet--but people are doing it
anyway. But for instance, the Swikis have been a big hit.
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