A description of the default Context workflow.

Well, it took a while to evolve into clarity, but here it is…

You get Context by downloading a ZIP file from the net. You install Context by unzipping the ZIP file and putting the resulting all-in-one app folder where you want it to be. You start Context with a simple platform-dependent gesture (on Mac, you double-click the app).

This starts a history memory. This memory can…

  • …speak with web browsers. It presents a simple control interface for starting and stopping the other memories in the app (called “subject memories”), and discovering other memories on the net.
  • …speak with FTEs (Favorite Text Editors). It presents itself as a filesystem via a WebDAV server, so that a person can use their Favorite Text Editor to control the subject memories, edit classes and methods, and evaluate expressions.
  • …speak with the subject memories, to keep track of their development changes.
  • …speak with remote memories, to obtain their modules.

This is available in Context 3 alpha 5, which I plan to release in time for the Camp Smalltalk event in Gent, Belgium on 24 August 2012, ahead of the European Smalltalk Users Group conference the next week.

6 Responses to “A description of the default Context workflow.”

  1. Very great. Now, when can I get a copy for testing purposes and to start making videos?


  2. Starting Spoon gives you kind of Smalltalk system you can interact with using web browsers and text editors?


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