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Dino2 - the Amazing Evolution of the VA Smalltalk Virtual Machine
First Name: John
Last Name: O'Keefe
Over the last 18 months we have evolved the VA Smalltalk VM from a Smalltalk model-based 32-bit VM to a C-based 32/64-bit VM. During this talk I will tell the story of our journey along this evolutionary path, describe some of the innovative techniques and approaches we took to reach our goal, and demonstrate the running 64-bit VM.
I have been developing software for over 45 years. I joined the original IBM Smalltalk prototype team in 1990 and was a founding member of the IBM VisualAge Smalltalk development team. I was Team Lead and Chief Architect of IBM VisualAge Smalltalk from 1997 to 2007. In February 2007, I joined Instantiations to lead the VA Smalltalk development team. I am currently the CTO and Principal Smalltalk Architect focusing on future product architecture and development. I live in Durham, NC and work in Raleigh, NC.