Smalltalk Standards

What Standards?

  • Language Standards
  • Environmental Standards
  • Look and Feel Standards
  • Coding Standards

You will need to set many different types of standard in a software development project.
Some standards will be external, some will be set by the organisation and the managers of the project can determine some.
For Smalltalk projects, the development environment standards should include the version of Smalltalk, the analysis and design methodologies and the choice of framework classes.
Setting consistent Look and Feel standards are particularly important for projects making extensive use of Graphic User Interfaces.
This presentation concentrates on standards that relate to the code developed by the project.  However, you should set all standards early in the project's lifecycle.