Get recording your Squeak videos now!

19 July, 2008

The Squeak mailing lists have recently seen a surge of interest in getting videos published to help explain Squeak and Smalltalk to developers coming to the language and environment for the first time.

In response to this Randal L. Schwartz has set up a new Squeak Smalltalk group on vimeo.com to allow Squeakers to easily upload and share their videos.

Videos can be a great way to help people quickly pick up a lot of complex information, which makes this an opportunity for Squeakers old and new to help promote Squeak. If there are any topics that you think would suit a short video, why not try recording one and publishing it? If you’re the developer of a powerful Squeak developer tool, and you’re amazed that no-one seems to use all of its functionality, this would be a great way to expose all of those features in a compelling way.

If you’re a new developer struggling with Squeak, let us know what topics you’d like to see covered in video tutorials. If you’ve got any recommendations for recording and editing software for Windows, Mac or Linux, please leave a comment.

3 Responses to “Get recording your Squeak videos now!”


  1. If you google for “mac” “screencast” you’ll find a lot of suggestions about how to record the screen, ranging from free up to $100. If you can afford Screenflow ($100), I would highly recommend it. It’s quite flexible for editing after the fact.


  2. Under Linux (specifically Ubuntu), you can use “recordmydesktop”, which is a command-line utility to record from a single window or the whole desktop to a theora .ogg file, including audio. This is how I made the Namespaces video.

  3. J. Lewis Muir Says:

    On Mac OS X, Ambrosia Software’s Snapz Pro X works quite well for me:

    http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/


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