With constant demands for
cost-savings, it is rewarding for us to have a development tool that is both appropriate and productive.

Lennart Stenberg, Swedish National Tax Authority

Tutorials: Common Tools

Many of the tools used for development in ObjectStudio and VisualWorks are now shared. Therefore, some of our tutorials will work for either product.  Below is the list of the Common Tools Tutorials:
  • System Browser—An overview of the browser, introducing the various panes, what they are showing, and how the tool is used
  • Core Browser Usage—A simple walk-through of using the browser to create something simple, such as a “hello world” application
  • Inspector Tool—An overview of the inspector tool, used to look over objects that you have created
  • Debugger—An overview of the debugger, introducing the various panes, what they are showing, and how the tool is used
  • Debugger Usage—A simple walkthrough of using the debugger to debug a simple, but broken, bit of code
  • Code Recovery—How to use the change list tool to recover code that you thought you had lost
  • Version Control—How to create a source code repository and get started using it. With an overview of what databases you can use for the repository itself
  • Process Monitor—How to tell what’s going on in your Smalltalk image, and deal with processes that you would like to kill