Turtles All the Way Down

I recently ran across a classic post from Avi that I haven't read in quite a while. I'd forgotten how much I agree with this stance. What makes Smalltalk and Squeak in particular so great and a joy to work in, is that it's Smalltalk all the way down. I don't have to context switch to a different language when I want to get into the guts of something. I don't run into weird issues trying to translate one language into another.

Seaside lets me work in Smalltalk, at every level, all the way from programmatic generation of the HTML and JavaScript to configuration of the application. No HTML, XML, XSLT, or SQL is necessary to build a web application, just simple, pure Smalltalk. Programming has never been more fun!

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