1 MILLION LINES OF Ada CODE DELIVERED FOR SIDPERS-3
The Pentagon's Major Automated Information Systems Review Committee will decide next month whether to approve full deployment of the Army's standard personnel management system, the Standard Installation/Division Personnel System - Version 3 (SIDPERS-3). Statistica, Inc. of Rockville, MD has been developing the system since winning a $52 million contract in April 1994 and has delivered one million lines of Ada code for SIDPERS-3 on budget and on time by reusing code. Jack Forgy, Statistica's SIDPERS-3 program director, observed that reuse is much easier in Ada and that discipline and rigor are almost built into the language.
The Army's Software Development Center - Washington is now responsible for SIDPERS-3 support as the Army fields the software on 486s purchased through the service's Small Multiuser Computer contract. Personnel offices will use PCs networked with 486 servers, which will run the system and the XDB database management system from Computer Associates International, Inc.
[Source: Endoso, Joyce. "Pentagon Panel to Decide on SIDPERS Deployment," Government Computer News. August 1994, Vol. 13, No. 19.]
Alsys, Inc. this month released the ObjectAda development environment, which has object-oriented extensions based on the soon-to-be-approved Ada 9X language revision. Alsys spokesman Pat Michalowski reports that ObjectAda is a full development environment with compiler, debugger, editor, and library management, though no one has a full 9X implementation yet.
ObjectAda maintains validated Ada 83 features while adding 9X features such as object encapsulation, abstraction for modeling real-world objects, inheritance and polymorphism for reusability, and dynamic binding at run time.
For more information, contact Pat Michalowski of Alsys at (619) 457-2700.
[Source: Government Computer News. August 1994, Vol.13, No. 19]
FINAL YEAR OF PROGRAM FOR DELIVERY OF DACS 94 TECHNOLOGY
DDC-I is in the final year of its three year program for the delivery of DDC-I Ada 94 Compiler System (DACS 94) technology.
The earliest contracted delivery is for a SPARC hosted cross compiler targeting a DECStation/ULTRIX (MIPS R3000). The company is prepared for 1995 deliveries of a DACS 94 VAX or SPARC hosted cross compiler and symbolic debugging, support for the additional remaining annexes (numerics, distributed systems, ...) and a Graphical Interface User.
For more information, contact DDC-I, Inc. at 410 North 44th Street, Pheonix, AZ 85008; Phone: (602)275-7152; FAX: (602)275-7502; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
[Source: DDC-I, Inc. News Release. August 5, 1994]