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jfabry
Hi all,

Stéphane and I are happy to announce the 1.0 release of the book on Spec, the UI framework for Pharo!!

This book was needed because the existing documentation was not really user-friendly and dispersed. I gathered everything I could find, sorted, filtered and rewrote, in collaboration with Stef. This is the reference documentation of Spec for Pharo 5 and 6, as well as my Magnum Opus on Spec (I have other ones on other topics ;-) ). We hope it will be useful for you.

A small overview of the content: This book first shows the basics of Spec and how it enables reuse of UIs. It then treats UI layout in detail before moving on to explaining the management of windows. Some of the more advanced widgets are also discussed as well as the dynamic features of Spec. Lastly, the book also contains a chapter with tips and tricks.

You can download a pdf of the book at http://files.pharo.org/books/spec-tutorial/ and also buy a hardcopy here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/johan-fabry-and-stéphane-ducasse/the-spec-ui-framework/paperback/product-23040294.html It’s only 9.99EUR so so you can easily afford it, and moreover all proceedings of sales go the the Pharo association !

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Johan Fabry   -   http://pleiad.cl/~jfabry
PLEIAD and RyCh labs  -  Computer Science Department (DCC)  -  University of Chile


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Re: [ANN] Release of the Spec book

Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas-2
Congrats Johan and Steph,

I'm eager to read it and surely I will create some interactive notebooks
with reading notes to be used for other learners in the GSoC. Spec has
been important for Grafoscopio, particularly the Spec-GT bindings.

Cheers,

Offray


On 17/03/17 03:32, Johan Fabry wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Stéphane and I are happy to announce the 1.0 release of the book on Spec, the UI framework for Pharo!!
>
> This book was needed because the existing documentation was not really user-friendly and dispersed. I gathered everything I could find, sorted, filtered and rewrote, in collaboration with Stef. This is the reference documentation of Spec for Pharo 5 and 6, as well as my Magnum Opus on Spec (I have other ones on other topics ;-) ). We hope it will be useful for you.
>
> A small overview of the content: This book first shows the basics of Spec and how it enables reuse of UIs. It then treats UI layout in detail before moving on to explaining the management of windows. Some of the more advanced widgets are also discussed as well as the dynamic features of Spec. Lastly, the book also contains a chapter with tips and tricks.
>
> You can download a pdf of the book at http://files.pharo.org/books/spec-tutorial/ and also buy a hardcopy here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/johan-fabry-and-stéphane-ducasse/the-spec-ui-framework/paperback/product-23040294.html It’s only 9.99EUR so so you can easily afford it, and moreover all proceedings of sales go the the Pharo association !
>
> --
> Does this mail seem too brief? Sorry for that, I don’t mean to be rude! Please see http://emailcharter.org .
>
> Johan Fabry   -   http://pleiad.cl/~jfabry
> PLEIAD and RyCh labs  -  Computer Science Department (DCC)  -  University of Chile
>
>
>


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Sven Van Caekenberghe-2
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Great work from the two of you, as usual !

Thanks for the effort, it must have been a lot of work.

I immediately ordered a print copy for my growing Pharo book collection.

> On 17 Mar 2017, at 09:32, Johan Fabry <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Stéphane and I are happy to announce the 1.0 release of the book on Spec, the UI framework for Pharo!!
>
> This book was needed because the existing documentation was not really user-friendly and dispersed. I gathered everything I could find, sorted, filtered and rewrote, in collaboration with Stef. This is the reference documentation of Spec for Pharo 5 and 6, as well as my Magnum Opus on Spec (I have other ones on other topics ;-) ). We hope it will be useful for you.
>
> A small overview of the content: This book first shows the basics of Spec and how it enables reuse of UIs. It then treats UI layout in detail before moving on to explaining the management of windows. Some of the more advanced widgets are also discussed as well as the dynamic features of Spec. Lastly, the book also contains a chapter with tips and tricks.
>
> You can download a pdf of the book at http://files.pharo.org/books/spec-tutorial/ and also buy a hardcopy here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/johan-fabry-and-stéphane-ducasse/the-spec-ui-framework/paperback/product-23040294.html It’s only 9.99EUR so so you can easily afford it, and moreover all proceedings of sales go the the Pharo association !
>
> --
> Does this mail seem too brief? Sorry for that, I don’t mean to be rude! Please see http://emailcharter.org .
>
> Johan Fabry   -   http://pleiad.cl/~jfabry
> PLEIAD and RyCh labs  -  Computer Science Department (DCC)  -  University of Chile
>
>


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Re: [ANN] Release of the Spec book

philippeback
The book PDF is dated Feb 2016. Is this correct?

Phil

On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM, Sven Van Caekenberghe <[hidden email]> wrote:
Great work from the two of you, as usual !

Thanks for the effort, it must have been a lot of work.

I immediately ordered a print copy for my growing Pharo book collection.

> On 17 Mar 2017, at 09:32, Johan Fabry <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Stéphane and I are happy to announce the 1.0 release of the book on Spec, the UI framework for Pharo!!
>
> This book was needed because the existing documentation was not really user-friendly and dispersed. I gathered everything I could find, sorted, filtered and rewrote, in collaboration with Stef. This is the reference documentation of Spec for Pharo 5 and 6, as well as my Magnum Opus on Spec (I have other ones on other topics ;-) ). We hope it will be useful for you.
>
> A small overview of the content: This book first shows the basics of Spec and how it enables reuse of UIs. It then treats UI layout in detail before moving on to explaining the management of windows. Some of the more advanced widgets are also discussed as well as the dynamic features of Spec. Lastly, the book also contains a chapter with tips and tricks.
>
> You can download a pdf of the book at http://files.pharo.org/books/spec-tutorial/ and also buy a hardcopy here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/johan-fabry-and-stéphane-ducasse/the-spec-ui-framework/paperback/product-23040294.html It’s only 9.99EUR so so you can easily afford it, and moreover all proceedings of sales go the the Pharo association !
>
> --
> Does this mail seem too brief? Sorry for that, I don’t mean to be rude! Please see http://emailcharter.org .
>
> Johan Fabry   -   http://pleiad.cl/~jfabry
> PLEIAD and RyCh labs  -  Computer Science Department (DCC)  -  University of Chile
>
>




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Re: [ANN] Release of the Spec book

jfabry
Hi Phil,

yes this is correct, in the end we did not need to make any changes to that version so it is the 1.0 version.

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Does this mail seem too brief? Sorry for that, I don’t mean to be rude! Please see http://emailcharter.org .

Johan Fabry   -   http://pleiad.cl/~jfabry
PLEIAD and RyCh labs  -  Computer Science Department (DCC)  -  University of Chile

On 17 Mar 2017, at 10:44, [hidden email] wrote:

The book PDF is dated Feb 2016. Is this correct?

Phil

On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM, Sven Van Caekenberghe <[hidden email]> wrote:
Great work from the two of you, as usual !

Thanks for the effort, it must have been a lot of work.

I immediately ordered a print copy for my growing Pharo book collection.

> On 17 Mar 2017, at 09:32, Johan Fabry <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Stéphane and I are happy to announce the 1.0 release of the book on Spec, the UI framework for Pharo!!
>
> This book was needed because the existing documentation was not really user-friendly and dispersed. I gathered everything I could find, sorted, filtered and rewrote, in collaboration with Stef. This is the reference documentation of Spec for Pharo 5 and 6, as well as my Magnum Opus on Spec (I have other ones on other topics ;-) ). We hope it will be useful for you.
>
> A small overview of the content: This book first shows the basics of Spec and how it enables reuse of UIs. It then treats UI layout in detail before moving on to explaining the management of windows. Some of the more advanced widgets are also discussed as well as the dynamic features of Spec. Lastly, the book also contains a chapter with tips and tricks.
>
> You can download a pdf of the book at http://files.pharo.org/books/spec-tutorial/ and also buy a hardcopy here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/johan-fabry-and-stéphane-ducasse/the-spec-ui-framework/paperback/product-23040294.html It’s only 9.99EUR so so you can easily afford it, and moreover all proceedings of sales go the the Pharo association !
>
> --
> Does this mail seem too brief? Sorry for that, I don’t mean to be rude! Please see http://emailcharter.org .
>
> Johan Fabry   -   http://pleiad.cl/~jfabry
> PLEIAD and RyCh labs  -  Computer Science Department (DCC)  -  University of Chile
>
>





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Re: [ANN] Release of the Spec book

HilaireFernandes
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Thanks! These books are really valuable asset!

Regarding the hardcopy, I hope in the future you could make it a bit
more expensive for a more solid construction with staple or spiral.

Hilaire

Le 17/03/2017 à 09:32, Johan Fabry a écrit :
> Stéphane and I are happy to announce the 1.0 release of the book on Spec, the UI framework for Pharo!!

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stepharong

> Thanks! These books are really valuable asset!
>
> Regarding the hardcopy, I hope in the future you could make it a bit
> more expensive for a more solid construction with staple or spiral.

damien did a new version of the template but we should
        - try it
        - probably convert the books
        - create a new cover
        - test it :)

so we will do it but it is a lot of work.


I would like to have most of the pharo using the same version of sba and  
pillar.

Stef

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