On 1/14/10 1:11 PM, Miles Z. Sterrett wrote:
We'll also have David Woodward in to chat about Smalltalk,
a language that heavily influenced Ruby*.
Perhaps I'll give a bit of evidence to support that claim!
I'm open to the actual topics I'm going to discuss. I can probably
talk for 3 whole meetings about it so I'll try to keep it short.
Some example topics:
The History of Smalltalk (you're probably using an offspring of
smalltalk and don't know it)
The Smalltalk Environment (the syntax and also image-based
development and all of its other-worldliness)
Various Smalltalk Implementations (open-source like Squeak, Pharo
& Smalltalk/X, commercial like VisualWorks, Gemstone, etc)
Web Development with Smalltalk (Seaside and probably how to talk to
Databases (this can be an entire topic in and of itself with the
plethora of ORMs, OODBs, and others)
Feel free to e-mail me directly instead of the list if anybody is
interested in a particular topic. Otherwise I'll probably just touch
on the first 4 topics lightly and save Seaside & Web Development
for another presentation. This will allow you all to run me out with
torches for being a heretic if you like :) (P.S. I still do Rails on a
daily basis and love it too! I swear!)
Time permitting, you should give a lightning talk
following Mr. Woodward. You. Really.
I really enjoyed the short lightning talks and hope that people
continue to volunteer. Otherwise I will be forced to do a lightning
talk where I read aloud this paper:
Have a good one. I look forward to seeing you all next time.
* I have no evidence to actually support that claim, but I'm pretty
sure I've heard it more than once, which totally makes it authoritative.
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