[scona] About helping for pharo lectures :)
stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Thu Sep 30 10:11:58 PDT 2010
Thanks for the info
On Sep 30, 2010, at 5:27 PM, Joshua Panar wrote:
> Hello Stephane - thought you might like to know that I used the Lights Out game as part a) of the Smalltalk assignment in my Object-Oriented course and it seems to have gone over very well indeed. In particular, with these folks coming out of Java in first year, most have the Java constructor usage of super embedded in their minds, not the method usage, and so the initialize method of LOGame in particular makes for a superb (no pun intended) explanation of the role of super. Most come into the course thinking super is a method (as in the Java constructor usage) and this allows me to clear that up for them vis a vis Smalltalk.
> For the second part of the assignment (it's not a major effort, they have limited time) I am having them do a simple queue project. You can see the problem statement on my web page http://www.scs.ryerson.ca/jpanar/ - follow the CPS311 link and then the Assignments link to see A2.
> I hope this will give them a nice grounding in OO (and a bit of Pharo ST as well). Thank you for your suggestions and support.
are you aware about the scona mailing-list to regroup US/canada smalltalkers and teachers?
scona-list at scona.us
> Cheers, Josh
> On 10-07-13 3:14 PM, Stéphane Ducasse wrote:
>> Dear professor Panar
>> I heard that you will teach pharo. Is it true? I hope :)
>> We are doing our best to produce a good environment and we have a lot of ideas how to improve.
>> We will hire a full time engineer to help us. One of our goal is to make sure companies can build serious
>> business with Pharo and this is starting well.
>> We would like to list you university as teaching pharo on the pharo website.
>> In addition there are several universities teaching using pharo and we could share resources.
>> I have a lot of free material (a couple of hundred slides) if you want in powerpoint and keynote format.
>> We also have some extra chapters of the next volume 2 of the pharo by example book that can be made public.
>> Dr. Stéphane Ducasse -- Directeur de Recherche (Senior Researcher)
>> INRIA - USTL - CNRS UMR 8022
>> stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
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> Dr Joshua D Panar jpanar at cs.ryerson.ca
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