[Pharo-dev] a Pharo talk from a ruby conference

kilon alios kilon.alios at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 12:58:24 EDT 2014

very cool presentation. Definitely you need to add this to the new website.

Question : Why in every presentation we have to apologise why smalltalk is
dead / extinct ?

As a newcomer to Smalltalk I find it quite annoying. Its not as if I came
to Smalltalk without knowing that is not popular. The vast majority of
languages out there are so more unpopular than Smalltalk, yet they don't
have this "sorry that I am dead" mentality to them.

On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 7:12 PM, Marcus Denker <marcus.denker at inria.fr>wrote:

> … more a Smalltalk one using Pharo:
> MountainWest RubyConf 2014
> Noel Rappin: "But Really, You Should Learn Smalltalk”
> Smalltalk has mystique. We talk about it more than we use it. It seems
> like it should be so similar to Ruby. It has similar Object-Oriented
> structures, it even has blocks. But everything is so slightly different,
> from the programming environment, to the 1-based arrays, to the simple
> syntax. Using Smalltalk will make you look at familiar constructs with new
> eyes. We’ll show you how to get started on Smalltalk, and walk through some
> sample code. Live coding may be involved. You’ll never look at objects the
> same way again.
> http://www.confreaks.com/videos/3284-mwrc-but-really-you-should-learn-smalltalk
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