[Pharo-project] Popularity of Smalltalk in Software Industry

Nick Ager nick.ager at gmail.com
Thu May 5 12:39:57 CEST 2011


Hi Sourav,

Laurent's Pharocasts (http://www.pharocasts.com) are a great place to start.
Here are a couple to get you started:

http://www.pharocasts.com/2010/08/install-pharo-on-windows.html
http://www.pharocasts.com/2010/01/learn-smalltalk-with-profstef.html


Good luck and welcome

Nick

On 5 May 2011 11:12, sourav roy <sourav_pharo at in.com> wrote:

> Hi Toon,
>
> I agree to what have you said but as i am a beginner to smalltalk i need
> lot of help to get a good grip over it and moreover unlike other mainstream
> languages there are not much documents or professional from which i can get
> some guidance about it. And i feel as Smalltalk is quite vast and different
> in structure from the other mail(with my two month experiance and i may be
> wrong), a beginner needs some proper guidance to get his hands over
> smalltalk. So, i just request you to kindly guide me to how should i get
> into smalltalk.
>
> Thanks&Regards,
>
> Sourav
>
>
> ---------- Original message ----------
> From:"Toon Verwaest"< toon.verwaest at gmail.com >
> Date: 5 May 11 13:29:11
> Subject: Re: [Pharo-project] Popularity of Smalltalk in Software Industry
> To: pharo-project at lists.gforge.inria.fr
>
> Hi,
>
> I can tell you that independent of how the industry might perceive the
> language Smalltalk, learning Smalltalk will make you personally a better
> software engineer. And this is what the industry does want. You will look at
> programming from a new angle and this will give you an edge.
>
> This is also true for learning other old languages like Scheme or Lisp. As
> long as you stay within your Java / .NET bubble you will be one in a
> billion. If you learn Smalltalk, the fact you know something that other
> people might not makes you more special. The only negative part of learning
> Smalltalk while working on other types of applications is that you will eat
> your shoe 95% of the time hating that Java / .NET aren't more ev olved and
> flexible :)
>
>
> As it seems that you are already working on a project revolving around
> Smalltalk, be very happy that you are getting the opportunity to learn it;
> you'll come out for the better.
>
> Lastly, don't care too much about popularity within industry. If you take
> the time to learn the systems for yourself you will probably learn to
> understand the differences yourself. You are currently also part of industry
> and obviously don't know Smalltalk well yet; how informed was your decision
> to not know Smalltalk? You are part of "the industry" making other people
> not choose Smalltalk based on your (non-)choice of not using Smalltalk; if
> they would all think this way! Sheep won't change anything :)
>
> cheers,
> Toon
>
> On 05/05/2011 07:38 AM, sourav roy wrote:
>
>
> Hi All,
>
> I have just started my career in Software/IT industry and got into a
> project which involes enhancement/maintainance of product built in
> Smalltalk.
>
> I was never exposed to this language before and have no idea if it is used
> in the Industry as popularly as JAVA and .NET and looks like its a DEAD
>
> language for the industry. I may be wrong but i need some clarification
> about it.
>
>
> I just want to know that why smalltalk is not so popular as the other OOPs
> Languages and what is the future prospect of
>
> one if he/she is into Smalltalk development.
>
> Looking for some positive note so that it may give me some entho for
> working with Smalltalk.
>
> Thanks&Regards,
>
> Sourav Roy
>
>
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