The next meeting of the UK Smalltalk User Group will be on Wednesday, February 24th.
Christian Haider will guide us in a tour of the Amber dialect of Smalltalk and its Silk web framework.
In his own words...
Silk, the web framework, caught my attention and I fell in love with it. Silk is very simple, straight forward and powerful, just the properties I love Smalltalk for. A Silk is basically a facade for a DOM node in the browser allowing the programmer to build up and manipulate the DOM in a direct way. Silk is so easy and intuitive that it never stood in the way and just worked. So, I could just concentrate on the complexities of the web (and the app).
In this presentation I will walk you through the setup, show you the Amber tools and explore what you can do with Silk. I will try to justify my enthusiasm and appreciation for Silk :-).
About me: My name is Christian Haider and I use Smalltalk since the mid-90s. Fortunately, I earn my living with Smalltalk and use it on a daily bases (mostly VisualWorks). I like programming UIs and graphics. My largest open source contribution is a PDF library, the most significant one is Values.
There is a mention about Visual Works as one of the most productive development environments available on this planet on the GitHub page for CoViD19UI project which was used to demo Amber.
I wonder – could that be elaborated? Perhaps in another demo.