Hi,<br><br>If you open the Objects tool from the World menu, you get some categories which cut across packages, classes and methods . These categories are not optimal or exhaustive, but they can help one zoom in on some wood. From Object tools,select a category of interest(Graphics is a good choice), drag out an object and bring up a halo and browse the class. Yes, you're back in the browser but at least with a little context. If you do this with a few objects in the category you'll notice similarites and differences. Now the Object Explorer can help - there's nothing like working with wood! One easy thing you can do to increase bandwidth while browsing is to open the World menu and select Appearances/Preferences then browsing. Select opeionalButtons. Now when you open a new browser, you'll get a row of buttons which get you more wood. Mouse over the inheritance button and pay attention to it's color. Hopefully all this helps some.
<br><br>There is a deeper issue here which Americo has touched upon on the Croquet list and I'd be very interested in your take on his tutorials at: <a href="http://www.dmu.com/crb/">http://www.dmu.com/crb/</a><br><br>Other help is on the way.
<br><br>Regards,<br><br>Laurence<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 4/29/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Stephen Davies</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Hi,<br><br>I'm trying to get familiar with Squeak. I used Smalltalk/V way back,<br>have and read and understand the Smalltalk 80 book, so it's not
<br>completely new to me....<br><br>But Squeak is so much bigger. I'm really struggling to get an overall<br>sense of the beast - I can't see the wood for the trees and for me, at<br>least, the environment seems to contribute to that because of the
<br>method-by-method interface to the code seems to make it harder to get<br>the big picture. Methods are presented in alphabetical order, without<br>much clue as to how they relate. Similarly for classes.<br><br>Are there any pointers/suggestions? I feel like I'm missing some tool
<br>I don't know about. It's great that you can see everything, but<br>understanding for me would be aided with some sort of "gradual<br>revelation"; a way to replace all the details of a class or bunch of<br>classes with conceptual documentation - showing in a screen or two the
<br>overall story of that class's purpose and place in the system. And a<br>way to dip under that to the implementation as needed.<br><br>Any comments or suggestions for me?<br><br>Thanks,<br>Steve Davies<br><br></blockquote>