|AJPO Progress Report||1997|
The AJPO continues to work closely with industry to stimulate the development of Ada 95 tools, bindings, compilers, and training. Through innovative programs such as the Ada Technology Insertion Program-Partnerships (ATIP-P) and a strategic marketing plan, the AJPO educates thousands of programmers about the benefits of Ada 95 while putting new tools in the marketplace.
In this AJPO program, partnerships were formed among the DOD, Department of Energy, and 10 private sector companies. Together, the partners worked to stimulate utilization of the Ada 95 programming language within the government, academic, industrial, and research communities by bringing to market a variety of products that support the Ada programming language. Exhibit 7 provides a brief description of each product developed through the ATIP-P program.
In an effort to promote Ada 95 to leaders in the commercial sector, the AJPO sponsored two marketing videos, “Ada–The Language for a Complex World– for CEOs” and “Ada–The Language for a Complex World– for CTOs”. The AJPO has distributed over 3,500 videos since 1995 to Fortune 500 executives, managers, and educators across the country to illustrate the commercial benefits and proven successes of Ada.
The AJPO sponsors an Ada Jobs page on the AdaIC’s Web site where companies and organizations can post jobs for programmers with Ada experience. Currently, there are over 400 positions listed on this Web page, which receives an average of 500 hits per month.
Under the technical guidance and direction of the AJPO, the Ada Certification Body developed and maintained the compiler validation program to meet the needs of Ada 95 users. The program encompassed responsibility for the Ada Compiler Validation Capability (ACVC) test suite and for formal testing procedures.
The AJPO oversaw the update and release of the Ada Validation Procedures and the ACVC test suite for use in validating Ada 95 compilers. In accordance with the planned transition to Ada 95, three versions of the suite were released, culminating with the release of ACVC Version 2.1. Since the release of the revised Ada standard and the accompanying test suites, the AJPO has issued certificates and registered 87 Ada 95 compilers for a wide variety of platforms. Each month, more compilers are validated and entered into the AJPO’s extensive database.
As part of its comprehensive Internet server, the AdaIC maintains a Web page with validation and testing resources. Assets available from this page include: searchable validated Ada compiler databases; full-text validated compiler database reports; information on freeware compilers and compilers currently under development; current validation testing procedures, test suites, and documentation; access to evaluative testing resources; and WebAda, a freeware Web-based Ada 95 development environment.
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