Ada 95 RECEIVES ANSI APPROVAL
The 1995 revision of the Ada programming language has been accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as ANSI 8652:1995.
ANSI coordinates the US voluntary standards system and is the official US body to the world's leading standards organizations.
In addition to the ANSI approval, Ada 95 has already been accepted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology as a FIPS-the Federal Information Processing Standard.
LANGUAGE SURVEY SHOWS Ada STRATEGY PAYING OFF
Military Departments and Agencies have made great progress in reducing the number of programming languages in use from 459 in 1977 to 37 today, according to an Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) report released in January 1995.
The frequently quoted 1977 study provided some of the early justification for the DoD to create one programming language for all its systems. The one programming language, Ada, is at the top of the usage lists for Weapon Systems and Automated Information Systems (AIS).
Ada is the predominant third-generation programming language used in Weapon Systems today.
AIS are programmed in Ada more often than in any other third-generation language, except for COBOL.
Call the AdaIC at 800-AdaIC-11 or 703/681-2466 to order your copy of the IDA report.
DDC-I Ada COMPILER SYSTEM JOINS FORCES WITH WIND RIVER SYSTEMS
On April 10, 1995, DDC-I, Inc., announced the integration of Wind River Systems' VxWorks real-time operating system to the DDC-I Ada Compiler System (DACSWorks). The integration will give 680x0 VxWorks users in both Europe and the United States a more extensive range of high-quality Ada options.
DACSWorks is designed to meet the demands for faster time-tomarket with a high degree of embedded software reuse. It introduces a powerful development environment for UNIX and 32- bit real-time embedded environments with extensive UNIXcompatible networking facilities and a scalable run-time system.
DACSWorks shares the Ada compiler with other DDC-I Ada products and is validated by the U.S. DoD, to be 100% compliant with ANSI/MIL-STD-1815A. DACSWorks provides an Ada tasking kernel, Ada exceptions and other Ada primitives which interface the real-time operating system of VxWorks in a seamless integration.
[Source: DDC-I, Inc. News Release]
NEW AGREEMENT MEANS MORE BENEFITS FOR Ada TEAMS
Thomson Software Products has signed a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) agreement with Atria Software, Inc. to integrate and distribute its Ada development environments with Atria's ClearCase and ClearCase MultiSite configuration management products.
The integration of ClearCase products with Thomson Software Product's AdaWorld and ObjectAda provides a number of benefits to Ada-based development teams. According to Jacques Brygier, director of Ada product marketing, the agreement will allow Thomson Software Products to "provide a highly-integrated, single-source solution to meet the increasing demands of mission-critical, business-critical, and safety-critical Ada applications developers."
For more information, please contact:
Thomson Software Products
[Source: Thomson Software Products Press Release]