[Pharo-users] challenges

phil at highoctane.be phil at highoctane.be
Mon Mar 31 14:01:51 EDT 2014


On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 7:55 PM, Sven Van Caekenberghe <sven at stfx.eu> wrote:

> That book is too advanced I think.
>

That set of Andrès books sure made my head hurt.

Like in: Read a couple pages. Feel dizzy. Re-read. Code. Think. Grok. Go
for more.

But every section has very practical uses.

Phil


>
> On 31 Mar 2014, at 19:07, phil at highoctane.be wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 6:41 PM, Roelof Wobben <r.wobben at home.nl> wrote:
> > 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
> >
> > If you want to stretch the envelope, get a copy of this one:
> >
> >
> http://www.lulu.com/shop/andres-valloud/a-mentoring-course-on-smalltalk/paperback/product-3788890.html
> >
> > And make the exercises...
> >
> > You'll not be the same afterwards.
> >
> > Phil
> >
>
>
>
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