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The Art and Science of Smalltalk
by Simon Lewis
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The publisher, Prentice-Hall ECS Professional
This highly readable and practical book provides an effective introduction to programming in Smalltalk, and explains the most efficient ways to think about and work with the system. The Art and Science of Smalltalk aims to demystify the transition from conventional programming to programming with Smalltalk. It includes a step-by-step guide, taking the reader through the basics, via object-oriented programming with Smalltalk language and its development environment, right up to designing, coding and debugging your own programs.
From the Back Cover
Split into two parts, the first part (the Science of Smalltalk) Covers the important technical background for programmers and managers, while the second part (the Art of Small talk)introduces some of the basic philosophy of Smalltalk. It includes a step-by-step guide taking the reader through the basics, via object-oriented programming with the Smalltalk language and its development environment, right up to designing, coding and debugging your own programs. Chapters on many of the basic tools, including the Smalltalk debugger, plus an introduction to Smalltalk's model-view-controller (NVC) mechanism. Essential reading for anyone who is involved in moving up from a 'traditional' lang uage such as C, COBOL, Pascal or BASIC, to an object-oriented language such as Smalltalk.
About the Author
Simon Lewis (email@example.com) is a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories' European research centre in Bristol, UK. During the last eight years he has worked on a variety of advanced projects, almost always using Smalltalk, and has frequently provided consulting and training in the language to other parts of the company worldwide. His professional interests also include the design of easy-to-use human/computer interfaces.
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