Archives for the month of: September, 2009

Documentation is at the heart of any successful open source project and, as Self wakes from its slumbers, documentation is vital to providing a way for interested people to learn and participate.

Self has a number of manuals, as well as important published papers, but these have been available only as pdf.

Three of these manuals (the Programmers Reference Manual, the Programming Environment Manual and the Morphic Manual) have been turned into HTML and combined into the new Self Handbook, which is available to read on line at http://docs.selflanguage.org.

This is quite comprehensive—in pdf form it is at the moment around 140 pages.

Read and enjoy ­čÖé

David Ungar, co-creator of Self, is due to speak to the at the Stanford University Department of Electrical Engineering Computer Systems Colloquium on September 30, 2009.
The talk will cover a range of material including, in Dave’s words, “a fair amount of Self in it”.
Check out the <a href=”http://www.stanford.edu/class/ee380/”>Colloquium website</a>, which should have links to live video streaming. ┬áThere is also the possiblity that the talk will be later available from Stanford through iTunes or Youtube.

David Ungar, co-creator of Self, is due to speak to the at the Stanford University Department of Electrical Engineering Computer Systems Colloquium on September 30, 2009.

The talk will cover a range of material including, in Dave’s words, “a fair amount of Self in it”.

Check out the Colloquium website, which should have links to live video streaming.  There is also the possiblity that the talk will be later available from Stanford through iTunes or Youtube.