The SOM Family: Virtual Machines for Teaching and Research

Haupt, Michael and Hirschfeld, Robert and Pape, Tobias and Gabrysiak, Gregor and Marr, Stefan and Bergmann, Arne and Heise, Arvid and Kleine, Matthias and Krahn, Robert (2010) The SOM Family: Virtual Machines for Teaching and Research. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE). (Full text available)

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This paper introduces the SOM (Simple Object Machine) family of virtual machine (VM) implementations. Starting from a Java-based 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. We document the rationale behind each of the SOM VMs and results that have been achieved in teaching and research.

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Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: Stefan Marr
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2017 18:12 UTC
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