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Amber at STIC 2012

March 19, 2012 15:04:18.199

Post lunch at STIC 2012 - time for Amber. John Thornton is giving the talk:

Amber is an implementation of the Smalltalk-80 language that runs on top of the JavaScript runtime. With Amber, client-side web development finally gets the power and productivity that has existed for decades in other Smalltalk dialects.

John started out in Ruby (Rails), and came across Smalltalk in 2009. The path was through a mobile game he was writing, SubWars.

Amber is a full browser based Smalltalk, with a full object model, core libraries, access to the web canvas, and a full featured IDE. Like most Smalltalks, it's largely written in itself.

Amber simplifies the workflow - edit everything (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Smalltalk) in the browser, and keep your "mental context" focused. This is another talk you'll want to watch the video for - John is doing live demos in an Amber driven presentation.

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