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Dirk Craeynest <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 16 May 2005 19:18:59 +0200
Dirk Craeynest <[log in to unmask]>
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Hello Teamers,

I would like to draw your attention to the ARA online Ada Usage Survey:
data is being collected on ongoing or fielded Ada projects and results
will be presented at the Ada-Europe 2005 conference end of June in
York, UK.  See below for the announcement.

It is clear that the quality of the results depends on the number of
people who submit data, as well as on their geographical distribution.

In order to make this a truly global survey, we encourage you all to
visit <> and to fill out
details on the projects you recently finished or are currently working
on.  Please also try to convince other Ada developers of the value to
submit data about their projects.

Thanks in advance for your help!

[log in to unmask], Ada-Europe'2005 Publicity Co-chair

*** 10th Intl.Conf.on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe'2005
*** June 20-24, 2005 ***  York, UK  *** ***



ARA Sponsors Ada Usage Survey

Ada Trade Group to Present Data at Ada Europe 2005

BELMONT, Mass. [May 3, 2005] -- The Ada Resource Association [1]
(ARA), an international trade group comprising key vendors [2] of Ada
development environments and tools, today announced the availability
of an on-line survey [3] of Ada language usage. The survey is designed
to quantify the global Ada software market.

Ben Brosgol, ARA president, encourages Ada developers to complete the
survey. He addressed the community's possible concerns over privacy.
"Data will be reported in aggregate and not associated with specific
users who fill out the survey," Brosgol said. "The ARA member companies
will not have access to any individual surveys."

The survey asks about individual Ada projects: their number of lines
of Ada and other computer programming languages, whether they are in
development or being fielded, and how they will be used. The results
of the survey will be presented at [the] Ada Europe [2005 conference]
[4] this June in York, England, and subsequently published on the Ada
News [5] website.

The ARA members, Ada software engineers, and Ada users are all
interested in seeing a "big picture" of the Ada market, according to
Brosgol. "People I've met at conferences have been asking for this for
years," he said. "The ARA survey should help answer some of their

The Ada Resource Association [1] promotes and publicizes Ada technology
usage through the Ada News website [5], and sponsors the ongoing
development and maintenance of the Ada language standard and associated

The ARA's current members are AdaCore [6], Aonix [7], IBM Rational [8],
Polyspace Technologies [9], Praxis Critical Systems [10], and SofCheck