Native or External? (Lessons learned implementing cryptography for VisualWorks)

Martin Kobetic


VisualWorks has cryptographic libraries backed by both native implementations and external libraries. In this talk we will discuss both solutions, their advantages and drawbacks. Drawing on the experience of implementing both we will conclude with some general considerations for deciding between the two approaches.


Martin Kobetic has been a member of the Smalltalk development team at Cincom since year 2000 working primarily on various networking and security frameworks. Prior to that he worked on TOPLink for Smalltalk (object-relational mapping) at The Object People. He received his MSc in computer science from the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia in 1995. Martin presented a number of times at various Smalltalk events mostly on topics related to his work at Cincom Systems.