Smalltalk: An Introduction to Application Development Using VisualWorks

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9780133183870: Smalltalk: An Introduction to Application Development Using VisualWorks

This is an introduction for students who want to start constructing prototype applications in Smalltalk-80, but who don't want a detailed guide to the implementation. Requiring no previous exposure to Smalltalk-80 or object-oriented programming in general, the text offers a tutorial approach, with a large number of short chapters, each covering specific points. It mixes the language syntax, the class hierarchy and the user interface to maximize student interest and to stress relationships between them, and uses cross-referencing and indexing so that students can find what they are looking for. The book also provides a large number of illustrations of Smalltalk-80 operation, and contains extensive original exercises of various degrees of complexity at the end of most sections.

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A complete guide to Smalltalk-80, containing everything a user should know to start constructing applications. A very important language for those interested in object-oriented programming, one of the hot areas in software engineering.

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The provides a detailed explanation of the Smalltalk language, and describes the VisualWorks development environment and its rich library of classes. KEY TOPICS: It includes correct use of variables (including class instance variables); using the debugger; change management; concurrency control; the dependency mechanism; the model-view-controller paradigm; building an interactive application; using canvasses; also includes a large number of worked examples, and exercises of various degrees of complexity.Both the specialist and the general reader will find this book accessible. It can be used by university and college students, as well as software professionals. No previous knowledge of object-oriented programming is required, but an understanding of at least one programming language (such as Pascal, C or Lisp) is necessary.

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