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VisualWorks Tutorial

Welcome to the Cincom VisualWorks Tutorial II
(Revision 010 : May 2006)

This tutorial is a sequel to the first VisualWorks tutorial which analyzed log files generated by a web server. If you have not looked at or completed the first tutorial, it is strongly reccommended that you familiarize yourself with it because this tutorial picks up where the first one left off. Although this is still considered a beginner's tutorial, it is not intended for the absolute beginnner - it does assume some prior knowledge of Smalltalk.

At the end of the first tutorial, we had a working program which calculated web hits and page counts from several web server log files. It ran only within the VisualWorks development environment, and as far as input/output was concerned, it used only dialog boxes and external files. In this tutorial, we will create a graphical user interface (GUI) and show you how to "package" it up as a distributed application that runs outside of the development environment. As an added bonus, this tutorial will also show you how easy it is to distribute this program as a web application.

By the time you have finished this tutorial, you will have a solid knowledge of how to create, develop and distribute a fully functional GUI application using VisualWorks. As with any new skill, you will reinforce your foundation of Smalltalk as you become much more comfortable with the VisualWorks development environment.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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