Smalltalk Inspect 17: Igor Stasenko on FFI, Alien and NativeBoost


We’ve just released Episode 17 of our Smalltalk Inspect Podcast. It’s an interview with Igor Stasenko about calling code outside the Smalltalk VM. We cover Primitives, the Foreign Function Interface, Alien and NativeBoost, Igor’s latest pet project (or one of them).

So if you ever wondered how the FFI, Alien and the Gog VM relate to each other or are looking for some hints for downloading, installing and working with FFI or NativeBoost, this Podcast episode is probably your favorite starting point.

Don’t shy away if the intro is spoken in german, beginning with the second sentence the podcast is completely spoken in english (well, you know, the kind of english you can expect from Germans and an Ukrainian😉 ).