Twitter, Identi.ca bandwagon, Magritte and Seaside

I jumped on the micro-blogging/messenging bandwagon a while ago and if you’re interested, you can follow me on identi.ca or twitter. The identi.ca feed is mainly for programming chatter while the twitter feed is more general…

Right now I am trying to figure out the Magritte description classes for use in Seaside (a web framework for Smalltalk). The only difficult thing about Seaside, Magritte and other Smalltalk packages is that the documentation can be somewhat incomplete. Some classes have no comments whatsoever and you have to figure out what they do by reading through all of the messages that they can accept and looking for hints with the category names. It would be nice if someone sat down and wrote a manual with a good number of examples for some of the classes but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Programmers are notorious for hating documentation writing :p

Aside from the spartan documentation, Seaside and now Magritte are helping out a lot.

I’ll try and write a few posts about the more complex Magritte description classes that aren’t covered by the introductory tutorials on other sites, such as MAToManyRelationDescriptionMAMultipleOptionDescription, etc.