1530-1600 GemStone

Intro to GemStone/S

Mon, August 22, 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Abstract: What is GemStone/S and how does it compare to other Smalltalks? This talk is intended to introduce you to a system that combines an ANSI-compliant Smalltalk application server with a full-featured multi-user database. In particular, because of the multi-user nature of the system, GemStone/S has implemented namespaces as well as class/object versioning. How this works presents interesting technical challenges.

Bio: As a junior-high student in 1971, James discovered the local university’s computer center and a life-long obsession with computers began. He was introduced to Smalltalk/V for the Mac in the mid-90s, and became a Smalltalk bigot. James is Director of Operations for GemTalk Systems and is a passionate advocate for GemStone and all things Smalltalk