[General] Intro and two questions

Owen Densmore owen at backspaces.net
Sat Mar 28 17:49:33 CET 2009

Hi, I'm a newbie here, and will be taking a GLASS (Gemstone Linux  
Apache Seaside Smalltalk) workshop next week at the Santa Fe Complex.

Dave West, who's sponsoring the workshop, suggested we look at several  
object technologies, including Squeak and LK.

This brings up two questions:

1 - What is the relationship between Squeak and LK?  For example, can  
Squeak on a server "talk" to a browser on a client?  Does it somehow  
integrate into Squeak?

2 - Javascript needs care in handling .. Doug Crockford's nifty book  
Javascript, the Good Parts, along with his website:
.. strongly suggests Javascript, when handled correctly, forms a very  
good object platform.  But the trick is building up the subset of the  
language that is useful and safe, and finding the right patterns of  
use that makes it "Squeak-Lite".

So the question is: have you a document showing how to use Javascript  
as you did building LK? How to build a nifty object system out of  
Javascript?  It certainly is a surprising language when you take a  
close look.

     -- Owen

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