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Discussion 3 - Brian Henke
Discussion 3 - Brian Henke (gtg884s)
Part 1: In detail, describe a feature of Squeak that you have found particularly useful. What is the feature? Why is it useful? How do you envoke it?
A really useful feature of Squeak is the Hierarchy View Pane. It allows you to not only search the methods of the current class but inherited methods. The left most pane is organized to browse the inheritance. As you go up the latter it displays the parents of the object. It also serves as a browser by showing the methods code at the bottom of the panel. Itís pretty nice to have the environment help you search for coding problems. I only wish it would show you all the methods in one pane. I usually invoke it by (Alt + b) on windows and then pressing the hierarchy tab.
Part 2: Find two posts that you think are useful. Link to them on your original page and explain why you found them particularly useful.
Discussion 3 - Tom Filip Tom Filip
Iíve always liked the browser and makes a good point about comparing it to other languages. I like his article because it gives a great overview for someone that has never used the browswer before. I still think that javaís API is better though.
Discussion 3 - Wes Floyd Wes Floyd
The FillInTheBlankMorph was shown in class, but I thought it was interesting how he used it for questioning the user. I don't know why he started talking about that first? It's almost like he wants to fail the class. The syntax highlighting was a pretty neat trick too. I like having my text easier to read with different color fonts. This is a good tip for new users to quickly get their code up and running. They need to know what parts of the code do what at a quick glance.
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