[squeak-dev] Squeak Community Hangout - some notes
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Fri Nov 2 19:15:34 UTC 2012
The meeting was attended by: Bert, Tim, Casmiro, Chris M., Chris C.,
Colin, Yoshiki, Craig, and Colin.
Colin wondered about reifying interfaces and a tool for revealing
protocols as they are actually used.
Bert went to OOPSLA in Tuscon, Ariz. where there was a lot of talk about
presented his Virtual World Framework, and Rob Pike did a presentation
Andrew Black is working a new teaching language called Grace.
Colin mentioned a new language called Julia.
Chris M. asked what the holy grail of programming was and why Croquet
wasn't a wider success.
OpenCobalt sounds stalled as Matthew Fulmer graduated and got a job.
One of the topics discussed around Croquet was market position: what is
this tool for? It was discussed that a simple, clear tool with a
specific niche, an obvious problem could out-market a general tool, a
ball of potential.
Colin said that DabbleDB had some of that problem. It was great
technology, but didn't connect as soundly with given domains (i.e.
planning a wedding)
Tim talked about how he's networked his house: his lights have switches
similar (if not actually from) Insteon.
Discussion of the Raspberry Pi computer and its low price point
reemerged. Tim pointed out that the RiscOS now runs on the R. Pi computer.
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