I took a little trip this weekend to local computer stores and book stores,
in part to take a pulse of the presence of Ada and Software Engineering
materials in the public view. While this is a small sample, it may be
interesting to hear if others have the same observations:
1. Ada books are gone from the shelves. Zero. I read into this that
computer stores and book stores no longer find it profitable to
2. Ada compilers and tools are also not present - with one exception.
I found copies of my Ada and Software Engineering Library CDROMs.
3. The number of Software Engineering books has increased from the
last time I looked - I saw 8 different titles, 5 of which were
published by Microsoft Press.
4. Outside of the commercial sector, I found a couple of Ada books
in two local university bookstores. I also found Ada and Software
Engineering Library CDROMs there.
The pulse looks pretty weak,
Richard Conn, Principal Investigator