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The tutorial introduces the AmbientTalk programming language from its basic building blocks (functions, objects, messages) up to its advanced distribution model (remote objects, discovery, failure handling). The tutorial is not a comprehensive reference manual that tries to give the precise semantics of all of AmbientTalk's language features. Rather, it tries to give the reader hands-on experience in using the main features of the language in an example-driven manner. The tutorial introduces the AmbientTalk programming language from its basic building blocks (functions, objects, messages) up to its advanced distribution model (remote objects, discovery, failure handling). The tutorial is not a comprehensive reference manual that tries to give the precise semantics of all of AmbientTalk's language features. Rather, it tries to give the reader hands-on experience in using the main features of the language in an example-driven manner.
-The tutorial is subdivided into different chapters that each highlight different aspects of the language. Sometimes the cohesion within one chapter is very high. For example, the chapter on object-oriented programming gives an overview of a number of language features that are all related to one another. Sometimes, different sections of a chapter are not directly related (e.g. the chapter on modular programming).+The tutorial is subdivided into different chapters that each highlight different aspects of the language. It is recommended to read through the tutorial sequentially, although this does not preclude a reader interested in concurrency and actors to read that chapter early on, and then get back to previous chapters when things are unclear.
 
 
 
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