Briefly about me
I'm a curious italian guy interested in art and programming.
About my study
I'm a computer science bachelor student at the University of Lugano, Switzerland.
Linguistics, psychology, aesthetics/design, web development/technologies, web 2.0 mashups and artificial intelligence.
My non-Smalltalk experiences so far
Some interesting projects done:
Mostly Java. Designed and implemented, for a summer research internship at the university, a generic workflow plug-in for accessing a popular volunteer computing middleware (details on my webpage: http://atelier.inf.usi.ch/~prunerim/).
Java. At a course in university. Implemented the game "pacman" focusing on object-oriented programming.
Scheme. I had the chance to learn this functional programming language at my first programming course where I developed some games: a simple cellular automata (game of life) and snake.
Mostly C. Parts of a fuel gauge control software and firmware for testing electronic devices at a company in Italy.
My Smalltalk experiences so far
Few. Just started in a course at university. Extended the refactory browser of visualworks to show some code metrics. Retrieve and filter data from the facebook API as an example. Show the data as a web application using the framework Seaside. Object persistence with GLORP and ActiveRecord.
Why am I interested in Smalltalk?
It's a new world for me. Yet all to discover.
I find this programming language attractive.
Powerful, elegant and concise.
Will I stay with Smalltalk after the project is finished?
Yes. To learn more about this exciting new world and, possibly, contribute to the smalltalk community.