[Oberon] Re: Oberon Digest, Vol 30, Issue 21

Douglas G. Danforth danforth at greenwoodfarm.com
Mon Mar 27 02:42:28 CEST 2006

In Blackbox under Help->Contents  follow the Guided Tour.
-Doug Danforth

Rory Starkweather wrote:
>> I would heartily recommend Blackbox.  I was working on a VisualBasic 
>> database project and was being frustrated.  I decided to try using 
>> Blackbox, even though my experience with it at that time was very 
>> limited.  I was very quickly able to accomplish my aims, and haven't 
>> looked back since.  It was faster to re-develop an existing VB 
>> application in Blackbox while learning it, then it was to stay in 
>> VB.  In VB I was finding myself hamstrung and fighting to work around 
>> limitations.
>> In VB the code is intimately connected to the GUI.  In Blackbox one 
>> can write the code and interface independently and connect later.  
>> Working with Blackbox feels "lighter" - I felt as if heavy cords 
>> binding me down were cut away.
>> Antony Tersol
> I haven't been happy with VB for a long time. The new .Net version is 
> a step in a direction that I don't want to go. The only real problem I 
> see with Oberon is that it isn't used more widely, and I really can't 
> understand why.
> That said, I have both POW and Black Box up and running now and am 
> ready to start learning. The next step is to find reference material. 
> It would make me very happy if everyone would agree that I could get 
> by with Wirth's 'Programming in Oberon' and 'Algorithms and Data 
> Structures' for a while, because I can't afford to buy any books right 
> now.
> Are there any other free downloads that would help get me started?
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