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Moldable Development (2019) [video] (youtube.com)
17 points by mettamage 1 day ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

Edit: My apologies of putting parentheses in the title (that's my addition and not part of the title on the website). The reason I did it: it seems that the idea of "Moldable Development" has been posted more often to HN and it was never picked up. I think the biggest reason might be that "Moldable Development" as a title doesn't say much what it's going to be about and therefore it'd not receive proper attention. I know I am like that.

Original post:

I was watching this YouTube talk as I'm interested in exploring Smalltalk for a bit due to recent HN discussions. some people mentioned it was the greatest productive language ever. Others said it wasn't. But what I did get to understand is that it is unique. Also, Alan Kay is not an unknown name on these forums and he's a fun writer to read. So I figured, why not watch a Smalltalk lecture?

I'm just about 7 min. to this video and what I saw at 7:43 blew my mind. I timestamped the video so that you can get some of the relevant context. It reminds me a lot of Brett Victor's Learnable programming blog post [1] that has been frequently mentioned on here.

[1] http://worrydream.com/LearnableProgramming/

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