Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, December 6, 2006
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

Flash Player ActionScript Virtual Machine (Tamarin)

Rick Reitmaier
Adobe Systems
About the talk:

The Adobe Flash Player is almost universally available on desktop computers, yet many people are not even aware of its existence or of its capabilities.

It is a client application that is accessible within most web browsers and features support for vector and raster graphics, audio and video streaming and a scripting language; ActionScript.

The scripting language is executed by a virtual machine (VM), the internals of which, will be the focus of this talk.

I will also talk about Adobe’s recent release of the source code of this VM to the open source community along with Mozilla’s plan for embedding this module into the Firefox web browser.


Download the slides for the presentation in Adobe PDF format.

About the speaker:

Rick Reitmaier is a Senior Scientist at Adobe Systems Incorporated and was heavily involved in the initial design and implementation of the ActionScript Virtual Machine currently embedded in Adobe’s Flash Player.

He has held numerous positions in a variety of companies such as Macromedia, Cognigine, Brio, Sqribe, Exocom and Nortel.

He obtained his BMATH in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 1996.

Contact information:

Rick Reitmaier
601 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94103