"Magritte Meta-Described Web Application
Development" is not a book. but its Lukas's Masters degree thesis work. The thesis documents the the design and overall architecture of magritte, the benefits of magritte and what problems it solves, this is not going to be updated (i dont think ) as it is not inteded to be a book for magritte, but this document will give you a good understanding of the overall architecture and design decisions made in designing magritte .
The wiki would be a good place to have up to date information and current documentation, up to date class names etc


Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 10:41:58 +0200
From: matthias.berth@googlemail.com
To: smallwiki@iam.unibe.ch
Subject: Re: Magritte book

I think that an "errata" or "comments" page is an excellent idea. How about a wiki page on http://smallwiki.unibe.ch/smallwiki/pier/ and a hint on
http://smallwiki.unibe.ch/smallwiki/pier/pierfaq/ ? You can use anonymous/xopu to login.

Cheers

Matthias


On 8/24/07, Jimmie Houchin <j.squeak@cyberhaus.us> wrote:
I am reading Lukas book Magritte Meta-Described Web Application
Development.

I have tried to type in the code and run it.
But it doesn't run. :(

DateDescription selector: #birthday label: 'Birthday')
        between: (Date year: 1900) and: Date today;
        yourself.

This is in the latest squeak-dev image.

It complains that DateDescription doesn't exist and offers
MADateDescription instead. Okay.

But then #year: isn't a method in Date either. :(

It would be nice if Pier/Magritte/Seaside had current documentation.

Would it be possible, reasonable to put up an OO.org doc or some such of
the original book so that it could be kept up to date by the community?

I know this is asking a lot. But I also hate to ask Lukas to do all of
the work by himself.

I don't know exactly what would be the best process for community
stewardship over material like this. But it would be nice if we had an
excellent place to start. And I think this book is. It would be nice if
it was current with the current favored images.

If this isn't doable for whatever reason, I certainly respect Lukas'
wishes concerning his material and authorship. Next best thing until a
different book or such material came out would be an excellent errata
page for this book.

Lets make choosing Squeak/Seaside/Pier as easy as possible.

Any way, some thoughts for consideration.

Thanks.

Jimmie



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