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ST 4U 301: Benchmarking Tools in VA Smalltalk

October 26, 2012 13:17:24.972

Today's Smalltalk 4 You starts looking at the benchmarking tools available in VA Smalltalk. If you have trouble viewing it here in the browser, you can also navigate directly to YouTube. To watch now, click on the image below:


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Today we'll start taking a look at the benchmarking tools available in VA Smalltalk. First, we'll need to load the relevant feature:


Next, we'll go to the "Tools" menu in the launcher, and pick "Open Benchmark Workshop".


THe tool has a code pane on the left, used to enter the code you want to benchmark. However, that doesn't operate the way you might expect - First, enter the code you want into the text area:


Now, right click and select the "Save" option in the menu. You'll be warned about creating a scratch edition of an application; just ignore that:


Once you've done that, the new benchmark is available from the drop down list at the top of the tool:


At this point, we can run any of the saved tests. We'll get to that in the next screencast.

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