Online Development Environment
February 28, 2011
There have been several changes to the QuickSilver site over the past several days:
1) QuickSilver compiler is deployed as a single file
2) Dynamic Loading of Smalltalk files
There is a single Smalltalk file loaded at startup (startup.st) which in turn loads a default environment (default.st) from the database. The default environment, in turn, loads tools and sets up the initial desktop. This arrangement lets me change the online environment without modifying the Google App Engine deployment settings.
QuickSilver now accepts Smalltalk “perform:”, perform:with:”,…,”perform:withArgs:” messages.
This will add flexibility for building tools.
4) Changes to the site are now being made using online tools
Site development is now being done entirely in the online environment, including the creation of new tools.