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Mon, 19 Mar 2001 10:05:36 EST
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Announcing three recent changes at

1. Ada in a Nutshell
    A section of the site entitled "Ada in a Nutshell" consists
    of seven pages excerpted from the HTML version of
    "Ada Essentials: Overview, Examples and Glossary."
    Two of these pages provide a high-level, graphical overview
    of the entire language: 4 kinds of modules (program units)
    and 3 ways of connecting modules (withing relationships,
    nesting relationships, and parent/child relationships). I
    would like to invite comments on this section.

2. Book Reviews
    A new page at the site contains two reviews of
    "Ada Essentials: Overview, Examples and Glossary"
    written by professional software engineers. One is a brief
    review written by Jerry Petrey of Ratheon. The other, more
    extensive, review is by Marin D. Condic of Quadrus Corp.

3. Change of Source for PDF Version
    The PDF or "eBook" version of "Ada Essentials: Overview,
    Examples and Glossary" can no longer be obtained from It can now be ordered directly from the site. FatBrain was acquired by Barnes
    and Noble, which has changed their "business model."
    They are now interested only in eBooks that have best-
    seller potential. (They have not yet realized that Ada
    texts have this potential. :-)
Bard S. Crawford,
  Author of "Ada Essentials: Overview, Examples and Glossary,"
  a compact volume available in three forms: printed book, pdf
  file, and a collection of browser-based web pages.  See
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