[smalltalk-central] Some thoughts about new tutorials

Eric Winger 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 
> streams
>
> From there, the tutorials you describe would be good next-steps.
>
> David
>
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