- Squeak: Open Personal Computing and Multimedia
- ISBN-10: 0130280917 • ISBN-13: 9780130280916
- ©2002 • Pearson • Paper, 511 pp
Published 08/02/2001 • Available on Demand?
Appropriate for Multimedia courses in Computer Science Departments.
Draws on the Squeak community: the student, the researcher, the multimedia developer, the open source developer, the hobbyist, and the professional, to assemble a compelling vision of programming with Squeak. Squeak is based on Smalltalk-80 and is the only tool that allows users to explore computer music, digital sound, advanced user interfaces, 3-D computer graphics, Flash animation, and virtual machine creation (such as for embedded systems) across Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. This book is an excellent reference.
Provides details on 3-D Computer Graphics, Advanced UI, Streaming Audio, and other multimedia topics. Ex.___
Provides detailed tours of the architecture of a virtual machine (including tradeoffs), porting it to multiple platforms and extensions mechanisms. Ex.___
Provides students with the only advanced text on Squeak, an important up-and-coming programming language, and includes an introductory chapter to help those who know programming but not Squeak. Ex.___
Provides a description of an open source system (Squeak), an important new mechanism for developing software, and what its community is doing with it. Ex.___
I. SQUEAK FOR THE PROGRAMMER AND MEDIA DEVELOPER.
II. SQUEAK FOR THE SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER.
III. SQUEAK FOR THE TOOLKIT PROGRAMMER.
IV. SQUEAK FOR THE FUTURE.
"Point of view is worth 80 IQ pointsand here are many useful points of view about Squeak." Alan Kay, V-P Research, Walt Disney Imagineering
Written by the leading experts in the worldwide Squeak community, this book assembles a compelling vision of what programming can be. Squeak: Open Personal Computing and Multimedia is the only book on Squeak that addresses the advanced features for the student, researcher, multimedia developer, open source developer, hobbyist, and the professional. Developed for Smalltalk, it is for anyone that wants a powerful, cross-platform, and open alternative to the traditional multimedia and exploratory languages.FEATURES AND BENEFITS
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