The HP Distributed Smalltalk
product provides a set of distributed services following the OMG (CORBA) standard [OMG 1995], themselves implemented as Smalltalk-80 class libraries.
Hewlett-Packard is offering a distributed Smalltalk to address the needs of developing and managing distributed object-oriented (OO) applications, with IBM also expected to deliver a distributed Smalltalk solution by the end of this year.
He is the lead architect of distributed Smalltalk and host Smalltalk at IBM.
The implementation of a distributed Smalltalk
. In ECOOP Proceedings (August), LNCS 322, Springer-Verlag, New York, 212-232.
The core technology of this system is being implemented on Hewlett-Packard hardware using Hewlett-Packard's Distributed Smalltalk
Much to the surprise of many, IBM has just introduced MVS Smalltalk, which allows server portions of a distributed Smalltalk application to execute on a CICS/DB2 or IMS mainframe.
Hewlett-Packard was the first to introduce a distributed Smalltalk compliant with the Object Management Group (OMG) object request broker (ORB) specification followed closely by IBM with a distributed system object model (DSOM) implementation.
Some well-known systems offering both location-independent invocation and object migration are Emerald [5, 6, 10], Amber , and Distributed Smalltalk
[2, 3, 8, 11].