With Squeak, developers have a free, complete, portable, high-performance, open source Smalltalk-80 implementation whose virtual machine is written entirely in Smalltalk, making it simple to debug, analyze, and change your code. This book's unique format and bite-size structure makes it easy to learn Squeak -- regardless of your previous experience with objects. Squeak: A Quick Trip to ObjectLand overcomes the traditional Smalltalk learning curve by presenting Squeak in the format of a running conversation between a programmer and an imaginary "Object Wizard." You'll start with the basics of object development, then learn key Squeak concepts that let you write real software almost immediately. Next, build your skills incrementally, mastering numbers, debugging and testing, the class hierarchy, collections, Booleans and blocks, conditional execution, iteration and recursion, streams and files, and more. For every developer who wishes to learn Squeak -- regardless of previous experience.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)