Ada 95:  

DATELINE: February 17, 1995

On February 15, 1995, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accepted Ada 95 as the first internationally standardized, fully object-oriented programming (OOP) language. The new standard will continue to expand Ada's implementations in civil and commercial applications.

For more information about Ada 95 and its approval by ISO, please contact the AdaIC.

Ada Information Clearinghouse (AdaIC)
P.O. Box 1866
Falls Church, VA 22204
Telephone: 1-800-AdaIC-11 (1-800/232-4211) or 703/681-2466 Fax: 703/681-2869

[Source: Ada Information Clearinghouse]


DATELINE: February 17, 1995

Along with the recent acceptance of Ada 95 as an ISO and ANSI standard, Rational Software Corporation announced plans to support the new Ada 95 standard through extending its suite of software-engineering tools.

Ada 95 support will be added incrementally as part of a series of upgrades to the Rational product line. Full support for the Ada 95 standard is expected by the end of the year. In addition, Rational will continue to support the original Ada language as long as customers require it. Rational will also offer an extensive set of tools that will help customers make the transition to the new Ada 95 standard.

"Ada---already the best technical and economic solution--- just got better with Ada 95," said Gerard J. Rudisin, vice president of marketing at Rational. "Ada 95 fits well with Rational's extensive experience in object-oriented technology, real-time embedded systems, and iterative development. Rational is committed to providing full Ada 95 support across our entire product line."

For more information contact:
Rational Software Corporation
2800 San Tomas Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95051-0951
Tel. 408/496-3600 or 800/RAT-1212
Fax 408/496-3636

[Rational Software Corporation News Release]

DATELINE: February 10, 1995

On February 6, 1995, LtGen A. Edmonds, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Diann McCoy, Deputy Director, Center for Software (Excellence) kicked off the second annual Ada Dual-Use Workshop at the Sheraton Premiere at Tyson's Corner in Vienna, Virginia. Speakers following them were Harry Quast, Vice President of CACI, and Donald J. Reifer, Chief, Software Initiatives Office.

General sessions were followed by panel participant briefings. These provided participants with an opportunity to give their views on how DoD could best develop strategies to promote the commercial use of Ada. Participants included representatives from government, academia, and commercial communities.

A result of the previous conference held in 1993 was the Ada Dual-Use Program, whose primary objective is to increase the use of the Ada programming language in defense, academia, and commercial sectors. This year's workshop presented a forum to review progress toward implementing that plan and to refine the future direction of the Ada Dual-Use Program.

One comment regularly heard was that much of the work called for at the first workshop had been accomplished or a very successful start made in the intervening year.

For further information, contact the AdaIC.

Phone: 800/232-4211

          P.O. Box 1866
          Falls Church, VA 22204

[Source: Ada Information Clearinghouse]