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Title: Bee Smalltalk RunTime: anchor's aweigh
Speaker: Javier Pimás
Wed, August 20, 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Video Part1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82nZ1Oo2LF0
Video Part2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ6r5ETskKE
Abstract: Bee is a Smalltalk dialect. Its runtime is exceptional in that it is completely written in Smalltalk. Bee includes a minimal kernel with on-demand loaded libraries, a JIT compiler, an FFI interface, an optimizing SSA-based compiler, a garbage collector, and native threading support among other things. Despite being written in Smalltalk, Bee achieves promising performance levels.
Bio: Javier Pimas has been programming since he was a kid. Years ago he entered Smalltalk world and started studying topics both high and low-level related. As part of his MSc thesis he studied and extended SqueakNOS operating system, and has been working on VMs and JIT compilers since then.