Thursday, July 27, 2006

SqueakSource servers

Here is an update on the current list of public squeak source servers:

It's fun to browse the last one - it's japanese (from the SqSquare project) but I'm able to navigate and explore it. I like the FileMan package from it. It makes file handling in Squeak much easier.

If you want to set up an own squeak source server: some months ago I prepared an image for easily setting up SqueakSource.

Seaside at OSCON 2006

Avi is talking about Seaside at OSCON 2006

Obie Fernandez is lamenting about the vodoo magic of the seaside framework. It's not vodoo - just plain objects at work. ;)

Thursday, July 20, 2006


A new website called SqueakCMI is available at:

The SqueakCMI Group is working to bring Squeak to more teachers and children to develop mathematics and science activities using Squeak as a platform.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Stupid Metrics

Found yet another article on language popularity:

A new TIOBE Software study has found that Java is the most popular programming language among developers
This popularity measurement uses a simple metric: the number of relevant search engine queries.

I would guess the reason is that you always need to look up Java stuff in reference manuals or tutorials which is easier to do using a search engine. Programming in Java without online access to the internet is a pain. When I do Java work the web browser is one of the most used tools ...

When doing Smalltalk work I just use the Smalltalk IDE's code browser since everything is there and fully accessible/changable. I can care about solving a problem instead of constantly looking up Java API and framework descriptions, bug reports, ...