I never would have thought that I’ll have to program in Smalltalk one day.
I know Java and PHP quite well and compared to them Smalltalk – or speciﬁcally Squeak in my case – is awesome and very weird at the same time.
Okay, I just have to write a little wrapper layer, still I have to deal with sockets programming, implementing a Singleton, and a bit exception handling.
Pretty basic if you’re an experienced Smalltalk programmer, but quite a challenge if you’re not.
I’ve learned some interesting things about the language and its development environment and I thought I share it with you. This isn’t a complete Smalltalk roundup, just some notes. Feel free to add stuﬀ in the comments and check out
Squeak and Smalltalk is deﬁnitely worth a look, it’s actually an easy but powerful ﬁrst-contact programming language, so don’t be frightened by my technical gibberish below.