Squeak: Smalltalk is still fun!

Dan Connolly (connolly@w3.org)
Fri, 01 Jan 1999 10:14:03 +0000

IBM alphaworks has done enough cool stuff with Java and XML
that I want to get Java development tools on my desktop
again. So I went surfing for +linux +Java. The most
interesting thing I found was Squeak. Kept me up till 4am.


What is Squeak?

Squeak is an open, highly-portable Smalltalk-80
implementation whose virtual machine is written entirely
in Smalltalk...

... The core team behind Squeak
includes Dan Ingalls, Alan Kay, Ted Kaehler, John Maloney,
and Scott Wallace. All of this has attracted many of the
best and most experienced Smalltalk programmers and
implementers in the world.

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