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Andrew P. Black, Portland State University

Stéphane Ducasse, INRIA Lille

Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern

Damien Pollet, University of Lille

Pub Date: 2009

ISBN 13: 9783952334102

Publisher: Independent

Language: English

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Table of Contents

I Getting Started
  • 1 A quick tour of Squeak
  • 2 A first application
  • 3 Syntax in a nutshell
  • 4 Understanding message syntax
II Developing in Squeak
  • 5 The Smalltalk object model
  • 6 The Squeak programming environment
  • 7 SUnit
  • 8 Basic Classes
  • 9 Collections
  • 10 Streams
  • 11 Morphic
III Advanced Squeak
  • 12 Classes and metaclasses
 

About the Book

Squeak is a modern open-source development environment for the classic Smalltalk-80 programming language. Despite being the first purely object-oriented language and environment, Smalltalk is in many ways still far ahead of its successors in promoting a vision of an environment where everything is an object, and anything can change at run-time.

Squeak by Example, intended for both students and developers, will guide you gently through the Squeak language and environment by means of a series of examples and exercises. The book helps you get started with A Quick Tour of Squeak and guides you through A First Application. The Smalltalk language is introduced in three chapters on Syntax in a Nutshell, Understanding Message Syntax and The Smalltalk Object Model.

Development with Squeak is covered in The Squeak Programming Environment and SUnit. Several of the key classes are presented in chapters on Basic Classes, Collections, Streams and Morphic.

The first edition of the book concludes with chapters on Classes and Metaclasses and Frequently Asked Questions.

About the Contributors

Authors

Andrew P. Black, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Portland State University. D.Phil., Programming Research Group, University of Oxford (England).

Stéphane Ducasse is the research director at INRIA Lille leading the RMoD Team. 

Oscar Nierstrasz is Professor of Computer Science at the Institute of Computer Science (IAM) of the University of Bern, where he founded the Software Composition Group in 1994. He is co-author of over 200 publications and co-author of the open-source books Object-Oriented Reengineering Patterns and Pharo by Example.

Damien Pollet, associate professor (Maître de conférences) of the UFR IEEA at University of Lille 1 since september 2008, and affiliated with the Laboratoire d’Informatique Fondamentale de Lille (LIFL), the joint laboratory between Lille 1, Lille 3, CNRS, and Inria. Pollet teaches programming and software engineering at Telecom Lille 1, and research on programming languages and reengineering within the RMoD project-team of Inria.