Currently at the University of Northern Iowa, students learn Ada in their
first and second programming courses.  The third course they take is
"Object-Oriented Programming with Java".  And the fourth course is
Algorithms.  In the algorithms course, students may use any language they
want.  Both the OO/Java course and Algorithms course are taught by anti-Ada
faculty.  This semester I learned through a student taking the Algorithms
course that no student is using Java.  A few are using C or C++ , one is
using PERL , and the rest are using Ada.  I find fact that none are using
Java particularly enlightening as Java is the last language with which they
had significant programming work.

Just a lone but intriguing data point.

John





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University of Northern Iowa      voice (319) 273-6056
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