I think you mistakes MS marketing hype with the real world. Have you seen
the latest figures from market research in EmbSys? How big a share has MS
tools & tech? I do not think there is a need to "panic" for Ada or other SW
Engineering focused folks. Are ..anyone doing something about it..? Yep, you
might even be surprised; but we do not run around and brag about it -
actually my company's policy is not to reveal anything externally of what we
are doing or how. I believe that other companies have the same policy.
Nokia Mobile Phones
-- Hi, Everyone,
-- To kind of see where I have been going with this discussion on standards
-- and Microsoft technologies, consider this:
-- 1. We all know Ada is very sick in terms of people adopting it. It
-- have found its niche in the embedded world (like our airplanes) and
-- much else.
-- 2. Microsoft is entering the embedded world big-time with its embedded
-- tools. Devices like Auto PCs (for automobiles), Pocket PCs
-- ruggedized versions with bar scanners), and the like are emerging,
-- these are being programmed in Visual Basic and Visual C++. These
-- where Ada could be making inroads.
-- Is anyone doing something about this situation? Are there any Ada
-- the Windows CE platform? Are there any plans for such compilers?
-- I'm personnally finding Microsoft technologies to meet more and more of
-- This is translating into less and less of a need to continue with Ada.
-- I've offered this group (the Tech Ed 2000 trip report and Windows 2000
-- shows just some of the directions in which Microsoft is moving, and some
-- directions are areas where Ada used to be a prime candidate.
-- Richard Conn, Principal Investigator
-- Reuse Tapestry