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

phil at highoctane.be phil at highoctane.be
Mon Apr 28 13:02:55 EDT 2014


On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 6:58 PM, kilon alios <kilon.alios at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
>
Pharo is a strategic platform to me. Productivity on that thing cannot be
beaten. Still had proof today when looking for a nasty bug.

Phil


>
> 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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