The Weekly Juan #4: "Smalltalk, Direct Manipulation and End User Programming"

Jon Hylands jon at
Wed Nov 15 03:32:22 UTC 2006

On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 21:09:37 -0600, Aaron Reichow <revaaron at>

> Along these lines, I shall be sharing some screencasts soon of  
> building simple Morphic apps. I did a simple tutorial over VNC with  
> bmp on #squeak the other evening and it went really well.

I have done a bunch of GUIs in Morphic, and I find it quite nice. Like
Aaron, I build them completely programmatically.

Some simple screens are displayed here:

A much more complex editor window, with a direct manipulation scrollable
zoomable draggable graphics pane is here:

I'm pretty happy with what I can do with Morphic... Of course, there are
things that could be better (like the speed), but all in all it is one of
the most flexible GUI architectures I have ever used.


   Jon Hylands      Jon at

  Project: Micro Seeker (Micro Autonomous Underwater Vehicle)

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