[Cuis-dev] Hello, new Cuis smalltalk user here!

Joseph Turco jturk90 at protonmail.com
Thu Jul 15 07:01:10 PDT 2021

Oh wow thanks! I downloaded the book and it seems like its a lot better suited. I'll follow that instead.

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On Jul 14, 2021, 2:34 PM, Juan Vuletich via Cuis-dev wrote:

> Hi Joseph,
> On 7/14/2021 3:24 PM, Joseph Turco via Cuis-dev wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I hope I am not bothering anyone with this question(s), I am a new
>> smalltalker and programmer. I decided to use Cuis because its more in
>> line with smalltalk-80, where its easier to find beginner (beginner in
>> the programming sense) books.
> Welcome to Smalltalk and Cuis!
>> I am currently reading 'smalltalk, objects, and design, by Chamond
>> Liu. Is this a good book? I know the 'blue book' exists, but it
>> assumes you can already program.
> Yes, it is a very good book. But also keep in mind we wrote a book
> specifically for newcomers to Cuis!
> https://github.com/Cuis-Smalltalk/TheCuisBook
> There is also a good amount of documentation in the Documentation folder
> in Cuis, in https://github.com/Cuis-Smalltalk/Learning-Cuis and in
> https://github.com/Cuis-Smalltalk/Learning-Cuis .
>> My second question was the resolution of the VM. I noticed VS squeak
>> the windows were much smaller (higher resolution screen layout) than
>> Cuis, this really isn't a problem, more so, did I not configure
>> something correctly? Please excuse my ignorance.
>> - Joseph
> Both in Squeak and in Cuis you can evaluate
> Display extent
> to get the size of the Display as seen by Smalltalk. It is best if this
> matches the physical screen resolution (although that is not the default
> on MacBooks). In any case, the difference you see is because in Cuis the
> default fonts are larger than Squeak's. This is configurable in Cuis.
> Play a bit with the World menu.
> Cheers,
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