My programming language trajectory has been BASIC -> FORTRAN -> Pascal -> C -> C++ -> Java with a few diversions such as Perl and Python. On the way I have become a firm convert to object-oriented programming, and as such I always found my lack of knowledge in Smalltalk was a big gap.

Now that I sit near Alan Kay and have been impressed by Squeak and Croquet I have felt it was time to fill in that gap in my knowledge.

However, I did find initially that the syntactical differences of Smalltalk were a barrier to my understanding, one of the reasons I have created my own Java-Smalltalk cheatsheet.

So I was delighted to find Wilf LaLonde’s tutorial, I Can Read C++ and Java But I Can’t Read Smalltalk.