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A Deep Dive into the Hidden Gems Screencast Series

Long-time readers of the Cincom Smalltalk Digest are well aware of the Hidden Gems screencast series.  Those who are just beginning their journeys with Smalltalk or Cincom Smalltalk may not know what this series is and how it can be helpful to their developer path. Let’s take a deeper dive into what these instructional tutorial videos are all about.

Arden Thomas started the Hidden Gems screencast series to share shortcuts, tips and techniques that might make it easier for others to use or jumpstart their Cincom Smalltalk usage. In these screencasts, Arden shares how he uses various components of Cincom Smalltalk, as well as features that he uses for his own productivity that he considers “hidden gems.”

You can hear more details directly from Arden in this Introduction to Hidden Gems.

Additionally, Suzanne Fortman shares her thoughts on the impact of these videos in “What Are the Benefits of Hidden Gems?

This screencast series is a growing list of valuable nuggets that Arden has compiled over several years. At the time of this writing, the list numbers over 60, with more in the production pipeline for 2021. Just looking at a long list of videos may get confusing and overwhelming, so we’ve divided the series into the following manageable and understandable subcategories to make it easier for you to view: