Although, for the past couple of years, I’ve largely stopped doing development in Squeak, I’ve still kept an eye on the Smalltalk community, including looking for Smalltalk questions on StackOverflow. It’s a good way to learn, keep up-to-date, and occasionally earn some easy reputation.

Today, I saw that Julian Fitzell, one of the original authors of the Seaside web framework, had posted an outstanding answer explaining when and how to use components in Seaside. If you’re just learning Seaside, his post will serve as an informative guide for how Seaside really works in its guts. I’m especially intrigued by the new “lightweight” component functionality coming in Seaside 2.9. If I ever go back to hosting my blog on Seaside or Pier, that will make it easy to have a clean design that remains highly efficient.