Smalltalk User Guide : Getting started
Getting started
This part of the guide introduces you to the Smalltalk basic development environment. This state-of-the-art Smalltalk development environment enables you to quickly develop, manage, and package applications, including client-server applications.
The basic development environment is seamlessly integrated with the VA Smalltalk visual programming tools available in the full developoment environment. Thus, you can use components that you create in the basic development environment in visual programs, and view programs created with the visual programming tools within the basic development browsers.
The basic development environment consists of the Smalltalk language and many tools to support application development.
From a System architecture standpoint, the basic development environment consists of an executable file (a.k.a image) and a library. A typical programming session includes starting the environment, browsing and editing source code from within the environment, saving the changes, and exiting the environment.
The basic development environment has two kinds of Components
VA Smalltalk can be used by a single developer or shared by a team of developers. Getting started with team concepts introduces you to ways of coordinating development effort across a team.
Last modified date: 07/22/2020