DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S WORK WITH AdaSAGE RECOGNIZED BY GCN
Government Computer News (GCN) has recognized the Department of Energy (DOE) for their excellent technical assistance to the Department of Defense (DOD) in support of AdaSAGE. Mr. Alden Wynn, of DOE's Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), will accept the award at the GCN Annual Awards Banquet on October 26, 1994 in Washington, D.C.
The DOE was nominated by a Navy activity for INEL's initiative and technical expertise in support of AdaSAGE. AdaSAGE is "black box" reuse, saving an estimated $50K and higher for each system development. AdaSAGE, not only facilitates and expedites development of systems, it also provides "open systems" portability by facilitating movement from DOS to UNIX, to MOTIF or visa versa. The Windows version is currently in beta test.
AdaSAGE is utilized by all the DOD services for application system development, by private industry to develop medical instrumentation systems and by academia to teach the Ada programming language. Recently, great interest in AdaSAGE has been shown by European and Australian companies.
Mr. Wynn provided the leadership to establish an AdaSAGE Engineering and Management Group (EMG) to manage and direct the evolution of AdaSAGE. The EMG consists of membership representatives from DOE, DOD, INEL, all the services, industry, vendors, academia and an international representative.
Under Mr. Don Reifer's leadership, the Ada Joint Program Office has assumed an active role to support and promote AdaSAGE. The Marine Corps, under leadership of Major Dave Wood, originally funded the development of AdaSAGE at INEL.
[Source: Joan McGarity, Ada Joint Program Office]
INTEREST IN Ada NEWS IS HIGH
During the first week the AdaIC began offering to e-mail weekly news summaries to individuals, they have received more than 100 requests for the news. According to the Ada Joint Program Office (AJPO), this is testimony of the wide interest in the language.
[Source: Ada Information Clearinghouse]
Rational has announced they are now shipping a new version of Rational Apex for the Solaris operating system. Rational Apex is an integrated, interactive, software engineering environment for controlling the development of complex software systems. With this release, Rational Apex is now available for three major UNIX operating systems: AIX, SunOS and Solaris. The coverage analyzer portion of Testmate is also being released as a separate product.
"The release of Rational Apex brings the power of team-oriented Ada development to the growing base of Solaris users," explained Jerry Rudisin, vice president of marketing at Rational Software Corporation. "In addition, the release allows our customers to take advantage of the new Sun Microsystems workstations that require Solaris 2.3."
[Source: Product Update. The Rational Watch. Summer 1994, Vol.4, No.2]
REAL-TIME ADA PERFORMANCE FOR 680x0 EMBEDDED APPLICATIONS
DDC-I has fully implemented the Ada language in its 680x0 Bare Ada Cross Compiler System designed to target complex, real-time embedded systems where code size and performance is crucial to the application. DACS 680x0 has a small, fast and easily configurable run-time system to meet the needs of real time users.
The DACS 680x0 tool set consists of the Ada compiler, Ada linker, multiple run-time systems, a program library utility and an Ada symbolic debugger.
For details about the DACS 680x0 Bare Ada Cross Compiler System, contact the DDC-I sales office:
410 N. 44th Street
Pheonix, AZ 85008
[Source: "Real-Time Ada Performance for 680x0 Embedded
Applications," DDC-I News Release.]