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

Norbert Hartl norbert at hartl.name
Mon Apr 28 13:16:31 EDT 2014


Am 28.04.2014 um 18:58 schrieb kilon alios <kilon.alios at gmail.com>:

> 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. 
> 
+1 

Well said.

Norbert
> 
> 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
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> Noel Rappin: "But Really, You Should Learn Smalltalk”
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> 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.
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>         http://www.confreaks.com/videos/3284-mwrc-but-really-you-should-learn-smalltalk
> 

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