The Weekly Squeak Summary No. 6: Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2006

Michael Haupt mhaupt at
Sun Nov 12 23:57:25 UTC 2006

Dear Squeakers,

welcome to the The Weekly Squeak Summary, a weekly report on what's
going on in the world of Squeak based on the Weekly Squeak blog.

There have only been two news items during last week, which I will
briefly summarise.

1. Ah Ha!! -

This article, originally a post on the Squeak beginners mailing list,
gives an overview of the basic principles behind Smalltalk, and
details how and why they are so useful. In particular, the principles
mentioned are the syntactic pattern "object message", the fact that
user code can go everywhere in the system, and the core features of
polymorphism and inheritance.

2. Scratch! -

An outcome of the work at the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is a programming
language for interactive media design. A beta release is freely
available, an official release has been announced for later this year.

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Happy squeaking,


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