Nice talk :
On Quora, I’m often ranting about Smalltalk. And how I’d like to see a “clean-slate” reinvention. Much as Clojure is a clean-slate reinvention of Common Lisp. Over on this answer I was asked what I think of Pharo. My response veered off somewhat : I’ve had a quick look at Pharo. And it’s certainly quite […]
Bit early. But I answered a question on Quora about languages to learn for 2018. Here’s what’s interesting me for 2018 : I want to continue getting more experienced and better with Clojure. No language is perfect, but for me Clojure is the best language I’ve ever used. And I want to use it for […]
A Conversation with Alan Kay – ACM Queue. Well worth reading.
He’s basically right.
Another good Ward Cunningham interview The job was really to take C++, which was a fairly static language, and show people how to write dynamic programs in a static language. That’s what most of the patterns in that book were about. And in the process, patterns extended the life of C++ by a decade, which […]
A quick thought I had a week or so ago on the “failure” of SmallTalk. What if SmallTalk hadn’t abandoned the file system? What if it had become the official graphical shell of Unix? Here : http://thoughtstorms.info/view/smalltalkunix
SqueekNOS is a project to create an operating-systemless Smalltalk. Ie. one where the Smalltalk machine replaces most of the operating system (apart from a small kernel I guess). The nice thing about this : everything is inspectable / hackable. All the way down.
Zounds! Pharo is a smalltalk that runs on iOS and has a wiki-app.
Great talk on TDD, Ward Cunningham and what killed Smalltalk.