What is GemStone When you ask a Smalltalker what Smalltalk is, you will find many different answers: a language, an environment, an object system, a platform or simply a combination of all of those or more. With GemStone, I have a similar feeling. I think different people will answer differently. To me, GemStone is an … More What is GemStone?
A few months ago, I was invited to give some talks at “Summer School on Languages and Applications” in Bolivia. I offered several topics I was able to talk about and 3 of them were chosen. The target of the presentations were mostly university students who haven’t seen Smalltalk never before. So my presentations tried to be as … More My presentations at “Summer School on Languages and Applications”, Bolivia 2014
Almost 2 years ago, I wrote my last post. What has happened since then that I didn’t write again? Nothing strange. Typical excuses… too much work and little time for writing blogs, contributing to open-source projects, actively participating in mailing lists, etc. Since I have finished my PhD two years ago, I have been working as an independent software developer. … More Reviving my blog
Hi guys. As you may know, I finished my PhD in Computer Science in France and I am now back in my country, Argentina. I have started working as a freelancer/consultant/contractor/independent. If you are interested in discussing with me, please send me a private email. For a long time, Pharaoers and Squakers have been asking … More Headless support for Cog Cocoa VM
Hi guys. In the last days I wrote a Pharo binding for the LZ4 compressor (thanks to Camillo Bruni for pointing out), and so I wanted to share it. The main goal of LZ4 is to be really fast in compressing and uncompressing but not to obtain the biggest compression ratio possible. The main reason why I wrote this … More LZ4 binding for Pharo
Hi guys. Last Monday 29th of October, I did my PhD defense and everything went well (mention très honorable!) so I am now officially a doctor 🙂 My presentation was 45 mins long and I liked how it went. Have you ever wondered why I was involved in Fuel serializer, Ghost proxies, VM hacking, Moose’ DistributionMaps, databases, … More Dr. Mariano Martinez Peck 🙂
Hi all. After 3 years of hard work, my “PhD journey” is arriving to an end (which means, among others, that it is now time to search a job again hahaha). The defense will take place on Monday, October 29, 2012 at Mines de Douai, site Lahure, room “Espace Somme”, Douai, France. After the defense there … More My PhD defense: “Application-Level Virtual Memory for Object-Oriented Systems”
This post is mostly a reminder for myself, because each time I need to do it, I forget how it was 🙂 There are usually 2 cases where I want that the VM halts (breakpoint): 1) When a particular message is being processed. 2) When there is an assertion failure. CogVM has some kind of … More Halting when VM sends a particular message or on assertion failures
Both ESUG 2012 and GSoC have finished. At ESUG I gave a presentation about Fuel/Tanker (sorry, no slides because it was all demo). I also presented Tanker in the ESUG Awards….we got the 4th place, and only 8 points of difference with the 3er place 🙂 Anyway…I wanted to make public what exactly we … More “New” Tanker – current status
Hi guys. In a blog post of last year, I said: “What is really great is to meet people. Have you ever sent 1 million emails to someone without even knowing his face?. Is he 70 years old? 20 ? What language does he speak? Well, ESUG is the perfect conference to meet people by … More ESUG 2012: when the time to pay for the beers has arrived!