Squeak: Open Personal Computing and Multimedia
||Author: Mark J. Guzdial, Kimberly M. Rose|
List Price: $48.00
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Publisher: Prentice Hall (02 August, 2001)
Sales Rank: 205,296
Average Customer Rating: 3 out of 5
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A vision emerging.
This book was an ambitious attempt to describe both a vision of what personal computing could be and to provide a much needed technical overview of Squeak. Although largely successful, the buyer should be warned that some chapters in this book refer to online software that has yet to be written or is not currently available online. In particular, Alan Kay provides an unintended joke with his forward to the book. He states that Squeak is a "dynamic medium for creative thought" and that the foreward to the book should be an online active essay in Squeak. Unfortunately, the essay, "It Should Be Active, But Where (and When) Will It Be?" does not yet exist!
As Squeak continues to evolve rapidly, this book may become obsolete in a few years, but it currently provides some of the best technical overviews of Squeak's Morphic UI, networking, 3D animation, and other fun topics.
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