OBJECT MANAGEMENT GROUP ISSUES REQUEST FOR COMMENT FOR IDL

Object Management Group has voted to issue a Request for Comment (RFC) for the mapping of IDL to Ada 95. OMG Interface Definition Language (IDL) is the part of OMG's Common Object Request Broker (CORBA) specification that allows the expression of interfaces between clients and servers. The mapping specification was developed partly under the auspices of SIGAda Ada Bindings Working Group. DISA also supports this submission.

SOURCE:
Victor Giddings, The MITRE Corporation
7525 Colshire Dr., McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703/883-5722 Fax: 703/883-3343 vtg@mitre.org


STRONG SUPPORT FOR Ada 95


"Ada, already the best technical and economic solution, just got better with Ada 95," that's the word from Rational Software Corporation in their latest issue of The Rational Watch. Rational uses Ada in-house for demanding projects that involve millions of lines of code. Rational stated that they, "[We] have data collected over a decade that Ada is the best available language today for large-scale software engineering, based on reliability, readability and maintainability."

Rational has been at the forefront of implementing Ada 95 and has accelerated their support for it significantly in the past year. In September 1994, Rational delivered its first Rational Apex Ada 95 product to a major customer, where it has been in use for a sophisticated defense application.

SOURCE:
"Ada 95 Becomes an ISO Standard; Rational Accelerates Ada 95

        Product Offering."  The Rational Watch.  Vol. 5, No.1, 
        1995:  1-2.

CALL FOR PAPERS


A call for papers have been issued for the following conferences:

Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Systems held in conjunction with:
7th IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing
October 27, 1995 in San Antonio, TX, USA

Ada-Europe `96 Conference: Reliable Software Technologies
June 10-14, 1996 in Montreux, Switzerland.

For detailed information on the conferences and topics of interest for papers, call the AdaIC at 1-800/AdaIC-11 or write adaic@sw-eng.falls-church.va.us Information can also be accessed from the ftp server and the AdaIC web site (http://sw-eng.falls-church.va.us/).