2009

Beauty with less Beast

We've always prided ourselves that Dolphin is one of the "better looking" Smalltalks out there. Indeed, when we first started, I think Dolphin was the first Smalltalk IDE to use icons to represent classes in the various browsers. As a result, it's been pretty easy to use icons to represent objects and toolbar commands, both as part of the IDE and in end-user applications. But, and here's the crunch, it has always been necessary to load these icons from external files. Read More…

MVP just Visual Basic with "more wing nuts"?

Dolphin's MVP framework continues to appear daunting to new Smalltalk users and yet it's really rather similar to Visual Basic but with "more wing nuts" to allow components to be easily taken apart and the pieces reassembled in different ways. Perhaps revisiting the design rationale behind MVP might help? Read More…

Air Traffic Control Game and Tutorial Video Now Ready

As you may know, we launched the Dolphin video library about a month ago with the start of a series of in-depth screencast videos showing how to use Dolphin Smalltalk to build an animated game. Well, I've just released the final two parts to this series and also included the source files for download. Read More…

New Dolphin Video Library Online

We've launched a new video library to support Dolphin programmers with a series of "how-to" videos. Read More…