About this book
Squeak by Example, intended for both students and developers, will guide you gently through the Squeak language and environment by means of a series of examples and exercises.
The book helps you get started with A Quick Tour of Squeak and guides you through A First Application. The Smalltalk language is introduced in three chapters on Syntax in a Nutshell, Understanding Message Syntax and The Smalltalk Object Model.
Development with Squeak is covered in The Squeak Programming Environment and SUnit. Several of the key classes are presented in chapters on Basic Classes, Collections, Streams and Morphic.
The first edition of the book concludes with chapters on Classes and Metaclasses and Frequently Asked Questions.
An open book
This book is open in the following senses:
- The full book is available as a free, printable PDF download.
- You can also order a softcover copy of the book from Amazon or Lulu. You can also pay for the PDF from the same web site, if you like, but you are under no obligation! (We are happy if you would like to make a contribution.)
- The content of this book is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. In short, you are allowed to freely share and adapt this book, as long as you respect the conditions of the license. You may download the LaTeX sources from the publicly-accessible github repository.
- Source code of various projects described in the book is available as open-source from SqueakSource.
We would like to see this book grow! We encourage you to contribute chapters on the parts of Squeak that we have not described. If you would like to participate, please contact us.