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More than a guide to the Smalltalk language.
More than a guide to the Smalltalk language.
A specific, practical guide to using object-oriented principles in the SmallTalk environment. This book describes object-oriented design principles and then demonstrates those principles at work in real SmallTalk programs.
An introduction to programming in Smalltalk, covering technical background for programmers and managers and introducing some of the basic philosophy of the language. Step-by-step instructions take the reader through the basics via object-oriented programming with the Smalltalk language and its development environment. Includes a tour of the Smalltalk class library and the model-view-controller mechanism. For programmers who want to move from traditional languages to an object-oriented language. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
A straightforward, step-by-step introduction to clear and elegant object-oriented programming. Using a language that's perfect for this kind of programming, the book has been tested in numerous courses and workshops over ten years. Programming Smalltalk is particularly suited for readers with no prior programming knowledge. Starting from the first principles of programming, it teaches you how to use and create algorithms (reusable rules for problem-solving) and the basic building blocks of software. It goes on to explain how to develop complete applications and has a whole chapter on web applications as well as case studies. Now translated into English, this edition was completely revised to be consistent with the latest version of Cincom® VisualWorks®, a professional Smalltalk environment. All examples were created using VisualWorks, which is available without cost for educational purposes, and can be downloaded and installed on any up-to-date computer.
This classic book is the definitive real-world style guide for better Smalltalk programming. This author presents a set of patterns that organize all the informal experience successful Smalltalk programmers have learned the hard way. When programmers understand these patterns, they can write much more effective code. The concept of Smalltalk patterns is introduced, and the book explains why they work. Next, the book introduces proven patterns for working with methods, messages, state, collections, classes and formatting. Finally, the book walks through a development example utilizing patterns. For programmers, project managers, teachers and students -- both new and experienced. This book presents a set of patterns that organize all the informal experience of successful Smalltalk programmers. This book will help you understand these patterns, and empower you to write more effective code.
This book provides an introduction to the understanding and use of object-oriented methodologies for engineering problem solving with a specific emphasis on analysis and design. (Object-oriented programming is a general computer language methodology. The name comes from the focus on describing problems in terms of objects, both physical and conceptual).
This book was originally written to support an introductory course in Object Orientation through the medium of Smalltalk (and VisualWorks in particular). However, it can be used as a book to teach the reader Smalltalk, to introduce object orientation as well as present object oriented design and analysis. It takes as its basic premise that most Computer Scientists I Software Engineers learn best by doing rather than from theoretical notes. The chapters therefore attempt to introduce concepts by getting you the reader to do things, rather than by extensive theoretical discussions. This means that these chapters take a hands-on approach to the subject and assume that the student/reader has a suitable Small talk environment available to them. The chapters are listed below and are divided into six parts. The reader is advised to work through Parts 1 and 3 thoroughly in order to gain a detailed understanding of object orientation. Part 2 then provides an introduction to the Smalltalk environment and language. Other chapters may then be dipped into as required. For example, if the reader wishes to hone their Smalltalk skills then the chapters in Part 4 would be useful. However, if at that point they wish to get on and discover the delights of graphical user interfaces in Smalltalk, then Part 5 could be read next. Part 6 presents some more advances subjects such as metaclasses and concurrency which are not required for straight forward Small talk development.
A comprehensive undergraduate textbook covering both theory and practical design issues, with an emphasis on object-oriented languages.
* Fun and easy-to-grasp, yet based on solid programming principles of object-oriented programming * Visually oriented—teaches programming by commanding turtle to move through loops, variables, procedures, and AI * Suitable for any reader, from curious children to adults, who’d like a gentle, methodical approach to core programming concepts
If you are a project manager, or a member of a project team incorporating object-oriented technology into a software development project, you need to read this book. Filled with advice distilled from the authors' experience in the creation and use of object-oriented technology, Succeeding with Objects is an invaluable guide to the decision processes inherent in successful software development using object-oriented technology. The focus of the book is on you - the developer, project manager, or IS executive. It assumes that you want to apply object-oriented technology to real-world problems and to integrate this technology into the software development culture of your organization successfully. Case studies of object-oriented software projects and the direct personal experience of the authors from the basis for the decision frameworks presented. Using these frameworks, you will be able to develop your own coherent and successful management plan, tailored to your organization. Succeeding with Objects provides practical advice on how to incorporate object-oriented technology in software development projects based upon experience in real-life projects; covers all aspects of process models, project planning and control, software development environments, measurement, training, and systematic reuse and introduces ten decision frameworks used to develop a project management strategy, leveraged by object-oriented technology.