Ada PRODUCT RECEIVES AWARD AT OBJECT WORLD BOSTON
The Best New Object Technology Development Product award went to Rational Software Corporation for version 2.7 of its Rational Rose family of tools at Computerworld's Second Annual Best New Object Technology Product Awards held recently at Object World Boston.
The Rational Rose family has long supported the Ada language and object-oriented application development. The new generation offers expanded support for Ada (and other object-oriented languages) in controlling iterative development. It also features expanded support for document generation, increased extensibility, and improved support for round-trip engineering.
For more information contact:
Rational Software Corporation
2800 San Tomas Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95051-0951
Tel: 408/496-3600 or 800/RAT-1212
[Source: Rational, Corp. News Release]
Ada RECOGNIZED AS SMART ALTERNATIVE
The recent DoD movement toward Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) purchases has affected not only software acquisition but the choice of hardware as well. Recognizing the growing appeal of less expensive, commercially oriented versions of popular military processors, Tartan has focused on enhancing its Ada products.
In early April, along with the release of the i960 V5.1 product line, Tartan will be making available an Ada Development System for the i960 KB processor. Initially, it will be supported on the Sun SPARC host only.
The i960 KB offers the hardware support for the IEEE standard floating-point package that implements instructions for elementary functions along with the basic load-and-store architecture typical of many RISC processors. For many customers, Ada is the more reliable, less costly solution.
[Source: Tartan. "COTS Encourages a KB Solution," On Target. Winter 1995, Vol. 2, No.3.]