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How to get Visual Works up and Running on a Mac and Basic Tips - Alexa Kaminsky

To get started go to the cincom website and dowload smalltalk

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Next click on products, products: VisualWorks, then VisualWorks: Download
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Click on the Net Installer option to download VisualWorks
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Click on the Mac OSX version and it will automatically start downloading VisualWorks
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Drag the VisualWorks Application into the application folder
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You will find the Installer for VisualWorks in your application folder under the name InstallMacOSX
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Install the Typical Installation and follow the downloading steps
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Once VisualWorks is downloaded you will find it in your home directory under the folder vw7.7nc. Open that folder
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Now open the bin folder
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Next open the Macx folder
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Then double click on the visual application
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Once VisualWorks loads, it will ask you what image to load. For now you want to load the visualInc.im. The image folder is within the vw7.7vc folder
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Welcome to VisualWorks! Now to set up the image you will always be working in. Go to file and then save image as
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Name this image working. Everytime you open up VisualWorks now you will pick the working.im instead of visualInc.im
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Now I will show you where the most important things in VisualWorks is. Go to Browse and pick System.
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Here is where you will do almost all of your coding for this class. Know and love this window well
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Close out of the System window and go to Tools and then to Workspace
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The workspace is where you can test pieces of code and and run some code
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Lastly go to System and then Parcel Manager
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The Parcel Manager is where you will download additions to VisualWorks like being able to make graphs in your UI or color code your code.
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If there is one piece of information that I can give to anyone is that get a great group. Not just a group that can code but a group that you can also have fun with, go on adventures with, and try new things. You spend a lot of time together and you have to really enjoy being in your groups company.

Shout out to Snowpocalypse!!

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