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Helping Everyone Create with Computing

Dr. Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology Learn more about the USC Institute for Creative Technologies at http://ict.usc.edu.

How teaching differently can make a difference and what it might mean for the programming profession.

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Mark is working hard to share his vast experience in teaching, but especially his original take on it.

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Create Bindings with TalkFFI

Create Bindings with TalkFFI | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
Rocio Amaya explains how to use TalkFFI:
"TalkFFI enables automatic FFI (Foreign Function Interface) generation for Smalltalk. This is important because otherwise you would have to manually create the bindings with the libraries made in C.
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About 3x+1, hash table scavenging

About 3x+1, hash table scavenging | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
Regarding the ongoing work on the 3x+1 program I talked about here, I set up a generational scavenger of sorts for the hashed table used during the T^k(r) sieve calculation.  This strategy assumes the sieve gaps will be relatively small compared to...
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ST 4U 462: Widget Events in VisualWorks

ST 4U 462: Widget Events in VisualWorks | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
Today we'll run through the same widget hookup we did last time in ObjectStudio, using VisualWorks instead. Things are a bit different, with different possible pitfalls to watch out for
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Installing Phratch for Android – Pharo 2.0

In this post, I will explain how to install Phratch on an Android device. I created the .apk file for an ARM architecture. The following instructions are based on this page.
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ST 4U 463: The Comparison Tool in CST

ST 4U 463: The Comparison Tool in CST | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
VW and OS both use Store, which has a pretty nice version comparison tool. Today we'll have a look at that.
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Aida 6.6 Web Framework Released - MarsHut

Dear Squeakers, This time a new version is released first on Squeak, because I just finished few patches for WebSockets to work correctly on Squeak. Thoroughly tested therefore Ai.
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Video of ESUG 2013 Presentation

Video of ESUG 2013 Presentation
My presentation “Smalltalk in the Cloud” was recorded and can be found at the link. Unfortunately, the audio was not very strong.
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Lazy Become and a Partial Read Barrier for Spur

Lazy Become and a Partial Read Barrier for Spur | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
 
 
I’ve just published a blog post on lazy become and the partial read barrier in Spur.  I’d really appreciate criticism, preferably as comments on the blog page (Eliot’s blog not this one, please follow the link to comment).
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Xerox sowed the seeds for a PC future - Southland Times

Xerox sowed the seeds for a PC future - Southland Times | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
Southland Times
Xerox sowed the seeds for a PC future
Southland Times
Another was Alan Kay, an influential and underappreciated PARC researcher who, along with many others, created the prototype Alto personal computer.
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ST 4U 440: Code Assistance Extended in VA 8.5.2

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Today we'll start looking at some of what's new in VA Smalltalk 8.5.2 - starting with code assistance in the inspector.
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ST 4U 438: Dynamic Blocks in ObjectStudio

ST 4U 438: Dynamic Blocks in ObjectStudio | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
One of the interesting things you can do in ObjectStudio is create a block out of an arbitrary (syntactically correct, obviously) string. Today we'll have a look at that.
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ST 4U 434: From Client to Seaside

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James Robertson on Smalltalk and the Technology Business (RT @jarober: ST 4U 434: From Client to Seaside - http://t.co/2yJ41NmAkP #smalltalk #stic13)...
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rackincloud.com tutorial: PostgreSQL database for Pharo

rackincloud.com tutorial: PostgreSQL database for Pharo | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
This screencast shows how easy it is to run Pharo with PostgreSQL appliance on http://rackincloud.comGet ADOBE FLASH PLAYER
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Deep into Pharo (PBE2) Book Released

Deep into Pharo (PBE2) Book Released | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
Deep into Pharo is the second volume of a series of books covering Pharo. Whereas the first volume is intended for newcomers, this second volume covers deeper topics.
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Moldable Debugger

Moldable Debugger | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
The "Moldable Debugger" is a framework that addresses this concern by providing explicit support for creating and working with domain-specific debuggers. Its goal is to make the creation of debuggers a cheap and intuitive activity.
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Smalltalk-72 Interpreter

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http://osrcon.ca/st72screen.png
http://osrcon.ca/Squeak3.2.zip
http://www.squeakland.org/
http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/989
At the Toronto Smalltalk Users Group last night I presented on the article The Early History Of Smalltalk by Alan Kay.
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Again an argentinian project won the Innovation Technology Awards

Again an argentinian project won the Innovation Technology Awards | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
This time in the 21th International Smalltalk Conference in Annecy, France, the winner of the Innovation Technology Awards is the project Oz Recovery Tools by Guillermo Polito.
Oz is an open source (experimental) platform for object spaces in Pharo.
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[ANN] Moose 4.8

[ANN] Moose 4.8 | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
We are happy to announce version 4.8 of the Moose Suite.
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This was supposed to be a minor release, but in the end it turned out to be a major release with significant improvements.
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ST 4U 437: Internationalization in CST

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Cincom's Les Kooyman talks about the internationalization support in Cincom Smalltalk, at STIC 2013
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COG VM: Correctly reading Image Segment with/without native order 32 bits digits Large Integers

This post is about one of the last thing that were missing in my own Squeak/Pharo COG Virtual Machine hack which use native order 32 bits digits Large Integers: that is image segment loading/saving support.
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ST 4U 439: Dynamic Blocks in ObjectStudio (2)

ST 4U 439: Dynamic Blocks in ObjectStudio (2) | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
Today we'll extend the system code we investigated in the last screencast, and create blocks that take arguments
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Squeakland News: Etoys at Maker Faire in Hannover

Squeakland News: Etoys at Maker Faire in Hannover | Smalltalks | Scoop.it

This weekend, our family presented Etoys at a local maker faire in Hannover, Germany. It was the first time I attended an event like this and I liked it very much. The whole idea of "making" fits pretty good with what you are doing with Etoys.

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References for "The Future of Programming"

References for "The Future of Programming" | Smalltalks | Scoop.it
I ❤ Brett Victor. A talk inspired by Alan Kay, Gerald Sussman, and the incredible recent history of computation: http://t.co/KI2Iltla7d
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