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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
"Kester, Rush W." <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 31 Jul 2000 13:16:15 -0400
Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>, "Kester, Rush W." <[log in to unmask]>
"Kester, Rush W." <[log in to unmask]>
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We're looking forward to this.

This year Clyde Roby implemented an on-line registration
system for SIGAda 2000 conference.  It "pained" us all that he
had to use Perl scripts instead of Ada.  Please keep me
informed, I'd like to use AdaCGI for the "Where's Ada?"(tm)
web pages.  So we can all see where Ada software is being
developed or maintained.

Rush Kester
charter member Team Ada

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Feldman [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 12:42 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Cc: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Taking a pulse of the Ada and Software Engineering
> communitie
> Team-ers,
> I just thought I'd mention a little project here at GW. As you
> probably know, we receive a little funding from SIGAda and ARA
> to maintain the SIGAda education website. The funds are used 100%
> to compensate the students who work on it.
> For a time we were also maintaining the SIGAda job registry, which
> - as you know - has been dormant because I lost the student who was
> maintaining it (to a "real" job). But this will reactivate at the end
> of the summer, in the form of a web-based job posting/searching
> system, similar to that at AdaIC. Current plans are for this new
> job site and the AdaIC job site to merge, under GW maintenance.
> I mention it here because our system is being written with GNAT
> and David Wheeler's AdaCGI package. I think this is the first
> "public" application of AdaCGI; at least David and I are not aware
> of others. When the job registries merge, an Ada-based CGI app
> will replace the PERL-based one at AdaIC.
> Once this system is fully tested and running stably, we'll release
> the sources under the GPL (or a similar license), and put them
> on the site, easily accessible from the job site itself. It's a large
> enough app (a few thousand lines of CGI UI and database handling)
> to serve as a useful example of Ada as an "Internet language".
> Stay tuned - you'll hear from us at the end of the summer.
> Mike Feldman