[Pharo-users] challenges

Roelof Wobben r.wobben at home.nl
Mon Mar 31 12:41:27 EDT 2014


Ben Coman schreef op 31-3-2014 18:30:
> Roelof Wobben wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I almost get book 1 ready.
>>
>> Now I wonder if there are challenges so I can practise more in Smaltalk.
>> I know I learn the best by doing things and not just read about it.
>>
>> I like the most if the challenges can start at simple and get more 
>> complex .
>>
>> As example what I mean is 99 prolog/python problems
>>
>> Roelof
>>
>>
>>
> I'm not aware of anything similar.  It does look interesting and 
> probably something that should be looked into further.
>
> Alternatively, sorry its not a challenge, but as a next step I highly 
> recommend LaserGame tutorial
> http://squeak.preeminent.org/tut2007/html/
>
> for which you'll should Squeak 3.9 (a predecessor to Pharo)
> http://ftp.squeak.org/3.9/
>
> The great thing with this is it leads you through a uniquely Smalltalk 
> approach to developing that is colloquially known as "developing from 
> within the debugger" and it shows how to use Smalltalk facilities to 
> refactor code as the design evolves. From the tutorial "Every step of 
> the process is described in detail. Even when I made mistakes. The 
> idea here is to show how natural it is to iterate over design and 
> implementation and the confidence that builds with test driven 
> development."
>
> This tutorial is one of the things that really hooked me into Smalltalk.
>
> cheers -ben
>
>
>
>

Thanks, this looks very interresting. And I think at first glance it can 
be done on Pharo also.

If I have enough knowlegde Im thinking about tryimg to make a sort of 
repo-browser for the linux distro I work on.
But that will take a long time before I am at that point.

Roelof






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