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General Course Advice
Working with Smalltalk/VisualWorks
- Smalltalk and VisualWorks may at first seem confusing/overwhelming/not intuitive to the typical CS major. Those who are familiar with Eclipse IDE may be thrown off by the initial monochrome text. However, I found it very useful to load the RBCodeHighlighting parcel, which colors reserved words and variables when you are writing your code.
How to Setup Code Highlighting:
-In Windows XP, VW version 7.7: System –> Parcel Manager –> Code Editing –> RBCodeHighlighting under Code Editing Parcel
-Finally, Load the parcel via right-click or load in menu File: Load Parcel File
- VisualWorks seems to work best with windows. Those of you running it on Linux of MAC OS should not be confused by the differences that arise especially when viewing your GUI, for example Action Buttons will have different sizes.
- As mentioned in class, there are numerous video tutorials for help with Smalltalk. In addition to this, James Robertson is frequently online to chat for advice. More importantly and for greater clarification, you can chat with him on this website:
(He was quite helpful when our team had trouble registering in the repository. it is recommended not to use capital letters in your user name as this can cause problems with registering)
Working with Your Team
- Hold meetings at the beginning of the week, preferably on Monday because the course is well structured and you will have a good idea of what your work will be for that week
- When working on writing the code for you project, it is highly recommended to have a few serious coding sessions where all team members are present and working on their delegated classes. This is because classes will interact, and it is therefore very helpful to be able to discuss the logic of a team member's code when problems arise or to avoid problems/errors.
- Never been afraid to redesign.
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