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Re: [Help-smalltalk] learning smalltalk?

From: Cees de Groot
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] learning smalltalk?
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 21:24:29 +0200

address@hidden said:
>  i want to learn smalltalk.

If you have the bandwidth, download VisualWorks Non-Commercial. It has a good 
Smalltalk tutorial and lots of documentation and examples (and frameworks, 
libraries, that you can inspect to see how they solved certain problems). It 
also features goodr browsers and a good subdivision of the class library, so 
it might help more in getting you acquainted with Smalltalk than either GNU 
Smalltalk (which - IMVHO - at the moment is more geared towards people who 
already know Smalltalk) or Squeak (which in fact is not about Smalltalk at all 

I have bought these three books:
- Smalltak Best Practice Patterns (Kent Beck)
- Smalltalk, Objects and Design (Chamon Liu)
- The Art and Science of Smalltalk (Simon Lewis)
and I couldn't recommend one - they're all quite complementary. I also scoured 
lots of websites for tutorials; I don't have a list of URL's handy (but I 
think that might have pointers). I do know that I needed to 
combine the knowledge from multiple tutorials and introductory documents to 
get a good overview, but that's always a useful thing to do with information 
you get from the Internet.

Cees de Groot          <address@hidden>
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