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Originally sponsored by the US Department of Defense, the Ada programming language is designed for applications where correctness, safety, and reliability are the prime goals. As an internationally standardized object-oriented programming language (OOP), Ada is well-suited for developing reusable components, real-time and parallel processing systems, and interfaces with systems written in other languages. Advanced features include: a high level of abstraction, strong typing, OOP characteristics (classes, inheritance, polymorphism, late binding), and tasking constructions. To read more about Ada, choose from the topics below!

  • Choose Ada - The Most Trusted Name in Software tm
    For companies throughout the world, Ada is the programming language of choice for all the right reasons. These companies know that Ada is their most effective language for building fast, reliable, and adaptable systems, on time.

  • Why Use Ada?
    (February 22, 1996 - 47 .ppt Slides - Script Included)
    A slide presentation by former AJPO Director, Dr. Charles Engle, examining technical and business arguments for using the Ada, Ada policy issues, and applications in Ada (2/22/96).

  • Why Ada?
    Considering using Ada? Then read through a brief flyer covering Ada's main features.

  • Introducing Ada 95
    The world's first and only internationally standardized OOP language.

  • Ada 95 Takes Off Faster Than Expected
    Ada 95 reached several milestones in 1995.

  • An Overview of Ada 95
    A review of Ada 95's new features for OOP, real-time programming, & more.

  • Published Results of Using Ada (DRAFT)
    (January 10, 1996 - 47 .ppt Slides)
    A "bare-bones," DRAFT Power Point slide presentation delivering metrics from published reports and studies on the quality, performance, maintainability, reusability, and integration/productivity of using Ada.


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