MOLEHILL: an instructional system for Smalltalk programming

@article{Singley1991MOLEHILLAI,
  title={MOLEHILL: an instructional system for Smalltalk programming},
  author={Mark K. Singley},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={1991}
}
  • Mark K. Singley
  • Published 1 March 1991
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Smalltalk, although rccognizcci as a good platform for rapid protolypirrg and software reuse, is widely regarded as ciifEcult to learn. Programming in Smalltalk invo~ves adopting the object-orielltcd, message-pmsing model of program design and execution and becoming familiar with a large set of existing object classes, methods, and their inheritance relationships. [Jnlike learning a procedural language like Pascal or C, learning Smalltaik is dominated by browsing and code comprehension, I… 

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