Author Archives: Ben Coman

mouse buttons and menus

My mouse is a Logitech Wireless Nano Mouse M305.  The default function of the mousewheel (button 3) is Zoom.  To be most useful for Smalltalk, the mousewheel function needed to be configured as Middle Button.  For Windows 7 this was … Continue reading

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performance testing spreadsheet

For anyone anyone so inclined to replicate the results, or update the results for subsequent releases of the Smalltalk systems, the linked spreadsheet Squeak Graphics Framework Performance Testing.ODF was used to generate the graphs in these articles: http://blog.openinworld.com/2011/03/morphic-performance/ http://blog.openinworld.com/2011/03/morphic-flavour-performance/ You … Continue reading

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workspace referencing to existing morphs

Flipping through Andy Burnett’s blog Learning Smalltalk he discusses in Getting a handle on objects from the Flaps how to get programmatic reference to morphs that have been created by direct manipulation – for example by being dragged on-screen from … Continue reading

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more morphic performance

Previously in morphic performance I benchmarked different actions in Squeak Smalltalk for creating, hiding, showing and deleting morphs in Squeak. On [squeak-dev] Herbert Konig wrote: “Juan Vuletich has done a great job at simplifying cleaning and speeding up his version … Continue reading

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wordpress shared hosting performance

It’s the second week of running WordPress, so I’ve been trialing a few plugins…  Suddenly, about half the time I do anything I get “Apologies, but the page you requested could not be found.” The page loads fine the second … Continue reading

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morphic performance

For my postgrad dissertation I’ve decided to program an engineering design tool.  I’d like to focus more on the application domain rather than the programming minutiae.  Based purely on gut feel from a long-held but unproven belief, I’ve selected Smalltalk … Continue reading

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