BELMONT, Mass. [May 3, 2005]
(ARA), an international trade group comprising key
of Ada development environments and tools, today announced the availability
of an on-line survey of Ada language usage. The
survey is designed to quantify the global Ada software market.
Ben Brosgol, ARA president, encourages Ada developers to complete the survey. He
addressed the community's possible concerns over privacy. "Data will be reported
in aggregate and not associated with specific users who fill out the survey," Brosgol said.
"The ARA member companies will not have access to any individual surveys."
The survey asks about individual Ada projects: their number of lines of Ada and
other computer programming languages, whether they are in development or being
fielded, and how they will be used. The results of the survey will be presented at
in York, England,
subsequently published on the Ada News
The ARA members, Ada software engineers, and Ada users are all interested in seeing
a "big picture" of the Ada market, according to Brosgol. "People I've met at
conferences have been asking for this for years," he said. "The ARA survey should
help answer some of their questions."
The Ada Resource Association
promotes and publicizes Ada technology usage
through the Ada News website
, and sponsors the ongoing development and maintenance
of the Ada language standard
and associated infrastructure.