Briefly about me
I am Pablo Estefó, a 23-year-old chilean undergraduate student (last year) in Computer Science at the University of Chile.
About my study
I am an undergraduate student (last year) in Computer Science at the University of Chile.
I'm interested in software visualization as an effective way to assess software evolution and software quality issues. I am also interested in agile methodologies, UI & UX and teamwork.
My non-Smalltalk experiences so far
I have worked on several different languages for some assignments at university and small personal projects, some of them are: python(django), Java, scheme/racket, C and PHP.
My Smalltalk experiences so far
I've been developing with Smalltalk since 2011. In that time I've been working mainly on TestSurgeon (http://testsurgeon.dcc.uchile.cl), a tool that provides a visualization for test difference execution which guide test refactoring. TestSurgeon uses Spy (profiler), Spec/Glamour (UI) and Roassal (visualization). Last summer (southern hemisphere) I did an internship at ObjectProfile on a project related to Roassal and Amber.
Why am I interested in Smalltalk?
Because I think is a beautiful language because of its purity of object oriented design and its simple but powerful syntax. Environments where you can work provide a completely different developing experience you can not found working with other programming languages. Those environments promotes the use of good practices in development.
Will I stay with Smalltalk after the project is finished?
Of course. This project is an opportunity for popularize both Roassal and Amber so I think good ideas will come involving those softwares.