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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Jerry van Dijk <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 00:20:02 +0100
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> On Sun, 3 Nov 1996, Tucker Taft wrote:
> Furthermore, in these domains, the development problem is often dominated
> by the challenges of using Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solutions
> wisely.  Custom 3GL development should be minimized where satisfactory
> cost-effective solutions can be built by integrating COTS products.

Well, thats it, then. Better start joining the Java crowd...

I really find the conclusions of the Report incredible. As a known Ada
advocate for finance applications in our company I find myself now not
just fighting SE misconceptions but also opponents waiving a DoD funded
study effectively saying they are right, that Ada is not cost effective
for the finance market.

Mr. Taft, I realize the study was performed for the US DoD, but it's
impact on our market is potentionally disasterous. I think we european,
non-military, folks deserve some explanation, perhaps the 22ed in Brussels

In the mean time, Dutch universities are already considering using Java as
their primary language, so I better start dusting off the JDK...

|       Jerry van Dijk        | email [log in to unmask] |
| Product Development Manager |       Team Ada        |
|     Ordina Finance BV       |   Haarlem, Holland    |