Good, thorough Smalltalk reference

Lic. Edgar J. De Cleene edgardec2001 at
Mon Jan 16 11:23:46 UTC 2006

Andrew Catton puso en su mail :

> Hi Edgar,
> I don't think you understood my message (including the fact that it
> was a suggestion, not a request for help ;)) -- my point is that it
> would be interesting to try to capture what is so unique about
> working in a live environment like Smalltalk (or Self, etc. for that
> matter) and to provide this to newbies.. Once one becomes an
> experienced Smalltalker it becomes easy to take for granted the
> ability to so freely interact with your environment, so much so that
> we might even be tempted to think of "let Squeak teach you the "how
> to " things"" as being on par with choosing a small project and
> downloading the system :)
> If a newbie's background with learning languages and development
> environments has been limited to books and stuff like javadocs, the
> fact that you can just grab live objects, interrogate them, change
> the data and the code, all as part of your regular work, is going to
> seem very strange.. If you can find a way to help them understand
> this, the details of the language, class libraries, etc. aren't going
> to phase them at all.
> I think we run the risk of sounding cryptic/obnoxious to "outsiders"
> when we say "just learn from the system", without providing guidance
> on how they might actually do so.
> Cheers, Andrew
I undestood.
Squeak should come with some similar to CookBooks of VisualWorks.
I also work on this, but still need lots of works.
Having a prototype help system what lets do note books , and export to a
blog or a Swiki form
Or just have all Squeak, as you can see in this Monticello help


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