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Kent Beck's Guide to Better Smalltalk

Kent Beck's Guide to Better Smalltalk
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  • Author: Kent Beck, First Class Software, Inc.
  • Date Published: December 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521644372

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  • In this book, Smalltalk pioneer and guru, Kent Beck, weaves together a collection of his "landmark" articles from leading IT trade journals--The Smalltalk Report, JOOP, and Object Magazine. Written for Smalltalk programmers, this book is designed to help readers become more effective Smalltalk developers and object technology users. It is filled with insider tips, advanced techniques, and proven strategies on getting the most out of the Smalltalk language. Some specific topics covered are patterns, garbage collection, the use of CRC cards, and much more.

    • Author is one of the most important voices in the Smalltalk community
    • Filled with insider tips, advanced techniques and proven strategies
    • Designed to help readers become better Smalltalk programmers and object technology users
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    "Kent Beck can pack more practical experience into one pithy maxim than most writers can do in a whole page." --James Rumbaugh

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    • Date Published: December 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521644372
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Foreword
    2. Preface
    3. Introduction
    Part I. The Smalltalk Report:
    4. Why study Smalltalk idioms?
    5. The dreaded super
    6. Abstract control idioms
    7. ValueModel idioms
    8. Collection idioms: standard classes
    9. An Objectworks/Smalltalk 4.1 wrapper idiom
    10. A short introduction to pattern language
    11. Instance-specific behavior: how and why
    12. Instance-specific behavior: Digitalk implementation and the deeper meaning of it all
    13. To accessor or not to accessor?
    14. Inheritance: the rest of the story
    15. Helper methods avoid unwanted inheritance
    16. It's not just the case
    17. Where do objects come from? Part 2
    18. Where do objects come from? from variables and methods
    19. Birds, bees, and browsers - obvious sources of objects
    20. Using patterns: design
    21. Simple Smalltalk testing
    22. Architectural prototype: television remote control
    23. Demand loading for Visual Works
    24. Garbage collection revealed
    25. What? what happened to garbage collection
    26. Super +1
    27. Clean code: pipe dream or state of mind?
    28. A modest meta proposal
    29. Use of variables: temps
    30. Variables of the world
    31. Farewell and a wood pile
    Part II. Object Magazine:
    32. Development environments
    33. Whole lotta Smalltalk: the technology
    34. CRC: finding objects the easy way
    35. Distributed Smalltalk
    36. Patterns 101
    Part III. JOOP:
    36. Constructing abstractions for object-oriented applications
    Part IV. Other papers:
    37. A diagram for OO programs, OOPSLA 1986
    38. A laboratory for teaching OO thinking, OOPSLA '89
    39. Playground: a programming language for children of all ages, OOPSLA '89
    40. Think like an object, UNIX Review, Oct. 1991
    41. Writing more valuable objects with patterns, Dr. Dobbs, Feb 1993.

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    Kent Beck, First Class Software, Inc.

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