Squeak By Example now published!
14 September, 2007
Following Stéphane Ducasse’s announcement last week, the finishing touches were applied at a blistering pace, and Squeak By Example has now been published! You can order the book in hardcopy from print-on-demand specialists lulu.com. There is also an accompanying website http://SqueakByExample.org, where you can download the book as a PDF.
The book is intended as an introduction and tutorial for both students and developers, and will guide readers gently through the language and tools 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 book concludes with chapters on Classes and Metaclasses and Frequently Asked Questions.
Congratulations to co-authors Oscar Nierstrasz, Stéphane Ducasse, Damien Pollet, Andrew P. Black, Damien Cassou and Marcus Denker for producing such a great resource for new Squeakers!