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The Ada Design Language/CASE Developers Matrix is a listing of information supplied by the developers about products that support Ada-oriented design and, often, other aspects of the lifecycle as well.
The Matrix
Originally, the Matrix was specific to Ada-based design notations and the tools to support processing the notations. Over the years, as more of the available toolsets cover more of the lifecycle, and design has become more integrated with other aspects of development, the Matrix has evolved to include CASE tools as well.

The major focus, though, is still to catalogue tools that support Ada program design and development with support for design representation notations (hence the column heading "Resemblance of language to Ada"). The Matrix, edited by Judy Kerner, has appeared as a regular semi-annual feature of ACM SIGAda Ada Letters (in the May-June and November-December issues) since May 1982.


The information in the Matrix is divided into two major sections: "Commercially Available Ada Design Language/CASE Products" and "Other Ada Design Language/CASE Developments." This breakdown was initiated in response to questions from readers asking which products were commercially available. Other developments are included for the readers' information. Feedback on the format of the Matrix and on the information provided is always welcome.


Significant effort is spent in keeping the Matrix information up-to-date. A few months before each issue of the Matrix appears in Ada Letters, and each listed contact is phoned or sent e-mail to verify that the information listed is still current. If after several attempts there has been no success in reaching the contact (as frequently happens with the overseas contacts), the most recent information is reprinted. Some of the European entries have not been updated for some time, so the information printed is likely to be outdated. Readers are urged to contact the Matrix editor with any corrections or current contact information whenever they see errors. In addition, if any readers know of any product (either commercially available, proprietary, or a research effort) that seems appropriate for listing in the Matrix, please contact the Matrix editor, who will follow up with the developer.

Permission to Reprint

The Matrix is copyright 1994, Association of Computing Machinery. The following copy appeared in the May/June 1994 issue of Ada Letters and is reprinted by permission. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage, the ACM copyright notice and the title of the publication and its date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Contacting the Matrix Editor

To contact the editor:
Judy Kerner
The Aerospace Corporation
Mail Stop M8/117
P.O. Box 92957
Los Angeles, CA 90009
Phone: 310/336-3131
Fax: 310/336-3442
E-mail: kerner@aero.org or kerner@sw-eng.falls-church.va.us

Copyright 1998. IIT Research Institute
All rights assigned to the US Government (Ada Joint Program Office). Permission to reprint this flyer, in whole or in part, is granted, provided the AdaIC is acknowledged as the source.
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