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ST 4U 304: VA Smalltalk Benchmarking Options

November 2, 2012 13:11:43.175

Today's Smalltalk 4 You goes into more depth on the VA Smalltalk benchmarking tool. 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 look at the options in the VA Smalltalk benchmarking tool. If you want to start at the beginning of this tutorial section, get started here - and then have a look at the second installment.

Following on from last time, create a small benchmark test, make sure to save it. Now pull down the "View" menu. Notice the different options? Select them one at a time, try running the test, and see what results you get in the view.


Notice which part of the UI changes. Now pull down the "Time" menu - again, try a few of those:


Finally, run the tests with a few of the combinations and look at the results:


Finally, have a look at the "Results" menu - note that you can save and load benchmarks for later review and comparison.

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