[smalltalk-central] Some thoughts about new tutorials
eric at thewingers.net
Fri Sep 29 04:09:44 BST 2006
Le Sep 28, 2006, à 7:46 PM, David Buck a écrit :
> Before we start building models, gui's. web interfaces, etc. I think
> we need to introduce people to the basic Smalltalk syntax and
> language. I was planning to do this in a series of screencasts.
> Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to do this effectively without
> making it dialect specific. He's what I'm thinking.
> 1) Smalltalk In Industry video
> 2) Why Smalltalk? - a video showing the power and flexibility of
> Smalltalk - why should you use Smalltalk
> 3) Choose your Smalltalk
> - A video with a decision tree for choosing a Smalltalk
> - Shows where to get the chosen version of Smalltalk
> - This may be contraversal
> 4) Setting up (dialect specific)
> - How to setup the chosen environment
> - Recommended add-ons to load
> - Saving the image
#4 is what I'm thinking may be not necessary for s-c to maintain. Our
target audience should be able to follow an install guide which the
vendors would maintain. No/yes?
> 5) Starting with Smalltalk (dialect specific)
> - Basic Smalltalk syntax
> - Literals, messages, cascades, self, super
Maybe this is the "basic tutorial". Could we use the tutorial format to
introduce these concepts?
> 6) Smalltalk libraries (dialect specific)
> - Basic objects, numbers, booleans, blocks, collections and
> From there, the tutorials you describe would be good next-steps.
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