LOCKHEED MARTIN MAKES COMMITMENT TO Ada FOR JAST
Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) has recently contracted with Rational Software Corporation in a multi-year, multimillion dollar commitment to Ada for its engineering productivity improvement program. Rational products and tools will be used by Lockheed's 2,000 Ada developers on a variety of projects, including the Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) aircraft program.
The program is designed to improve productivity, cut development costs and speed time-to-market through standard software-engineering processes and tools. Lockheed-Martin will use Ada for total life-cycle control of software development projects.
"Lockheed Martin Tabs Rational Software for Productivity Plan." COMPANY NEWS provided by Dow Jones/News Retrieval Copyright (c) 1995 Dow Jones & Company. 11 September 1995.
"The `new' Ada 95 standard offers unprecedented support for virtually every software requirement in today's global marketplace," according to Defense & Security Electronics. The article linked the PowerPC Architecture, developed in a cooperative effort by Apple, IBM and Motorola, to Ada 95 as offering superior capability for modern software applications.
Just as the PowerPC Architecture was designed to be flexible and scalable, Ada 95 has been designed to scale up to meet those needs. "Unlike other object-oriented languages, Ada 95 is a well-designed, well-documented, consistent and stable standard," stated the article.
Ada 95 has already been adapted to the PowerPC architecture, resulting in a combination of power, speed and costeffectiveness that will serve user needs for many years.
"PowerPC + Ada 95 = New Power and Software Capabilities,"
Defense and Security Electronics. September 1995: 10, 13.
INFORMATION ON Ada 95 COMPILERS MADE AVAILABLE IN
MILITARY & AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS
The September 1995 issue of Military & Aerospace Electronics includes an article entitled, "Object-oriented Ada 95 compilers hit the market." The article offers an excellent overview of the prospects for Ada 95, and includes a listing of early adopters of the language, as well as some insights into the vendors who are planning to offer Ada 95 products. Ralph Crafts, editor of Ada Strategies, recommends the article as a "must read" and "save this" resource. Crafts also offers a summary of the article as well as insightful analysis and perspective.
Sewell, Kelly. "Object-oriented Ada 95 compilers hit the
market." Military & Aerospace Electronics. September 1995: 20-22.
Crafts, Ralph E. "Military & Aerospace Electronics Article
Touts Ada 95 Prospects." Ada Strategies. August 1995: 1-6.
Thomson Software Products recently announced the release of its award-winning ActivAda development environment for Windows and Windows 95. The new release, called ActivAda Personal Edition, lists for $99.
Also recently made available by Thomson is ClearCase for Ada, a configuration management tool for Ada development environments.
Thomson Software Products Press Release. Contact: Andrea Williams, TSP, 619/457-2700.