The SOM family

Michael Haupt, Robert Hirschfeld, Tobias Pape, Gregor Gabrysiak, Stefan Marr, Arne Bergmann, Arvid Heise, Matthias Kleine, Robert Krahn
2010 Proceedings of the fifteenth annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education - ITiCSE '10  
This paper introduces the SOM (Simple Object Machine) family of virtual machine (VM) implementations, a collection of VMs for the same Smalltalk dialect addressing students at different levels of expertise. Starting from a Javabased implementation, several ports of the VM to different programming languages have been developed and put to successful use in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels since 2006. Moreover, the VMs have been used in various research projects. The paper
more » ... ts the rationale behind each of the SOM VMs and results that have been achieved in teaching and research.
doi:10.1145/1822090.1822098 dblp:conf/iticse/HauptHPGMBHKK10 fatcat:rt55e6f625dq7fwomkqdcnnlha