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Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 16:38:33 +0000
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Hi Georg,


FYI, very few Ada projects seem to be in the USA anymore compared with Europe !




> Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 11:32:49 +0200
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Arguments for using Ada
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> Hi All,
> I am preparing a general suggestion for improvement into the group-wide ideas and innovation management system of my employer. For this I would like to back up me suggestion with some articles about the advantages of using Ada.
> I have so far:
> Proof that a software development project using Ada takes less - instead of more time - than expected: „The Return of Ada“ (
> Proof that complex systems within the logistics and transportation industry work more reliable and can be better maintained using Ada than other languages: „European Train Control System“ (
> List of software systems based on Ada that work without defects and are therefore never heart of (,
> Ada is tought at German universities, programmers could be recruited from there (
> Proof of the activities of the Ada user community: FOSDEM 2009 - Ada Developers Conference Room (,
> Ada Europe Conference 2009 (,
> ACM SigAda Conference 2009 (,
> Discussion Group (comp.lang.ada)
> Tools and Utitilites can be bought from many manufacturers, supplier change is possible if needed, no single supplier dependency (,,,,,
> Training courses are available from different suppliers (,,
> What is missing are articles relating to the following:
> - There are enough Ada programmers available.
> - Ada can be used with more success than other languages. There was a software development project at a university which asked a first group of students to use C (not successful) and asked a second group of students using Ada (succeessful).
> - Links with content (e.g. research) that proofs that development with Ada results in less defects than progams in other languages
> - Links with content (e.g. research) that proofs that development with Ada results in better maintainable software
> Can you help me with links and information on the aspects still missing?
> Are there other aspects I should give information about concerning the use of Ada?
> Regards
> Georg

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