Hi Georg,

 

FYI, very few Ada projects seem to be in the USA anymore compared with Europe !

 

   Jon   

 


 
> Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 11:32:49 +0200
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> Subject: Arguments for using Ada
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> Hi All,
> 
> I am preparing a general suggestion for improvement into the group-wide ideas and innovation management system of my employer. For this I would like to back up me suggestion with some articles about the advantages of using Ada.
> 
> I have so far:
> 
> Proof that a software development project using Ada takes less - instead of more time - than expected: „The Return of Ada“ (http://gcn.com/Articles/2008/04/11/The-return-of-Ada.aspx?Page=1):.
> 
> Proof that complex systems within the logistics and transportation industry work more reliable and can be better maintained using Ada than other languages: „European Train Control System“ (http://www.adaic.com/atwork/euro.html):
> 
> List of software systems based on Ada that work without defects and are therefore never heart of (http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~mfeldman/ada-project-summary.html, http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/success/success.html).
> 
> Ada is tought at German universities, programmers could be recruited from there (http://www.ada-deutschland.de/ful/index.html).
> 
> Proof of the activities of the Ada user community: FOSDEM 2009 - Ada Developers Conference Room (http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/09/090207-fosdem.html),
> Ada Europe Conference 2009 (http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2009.html),
> ACM SigAda Conference 2009 (http://www.sigada.org/conf/sigada2009/),
> Discussion Group (comp.lang.ada)
> 
> Tools and Utitilites can be bought from many manufacturers, supplier change is possible if needed, no single supplier dependency (http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/developer/ada/, http://www.eds.com/, http://www.adacore.com, http://www.aonix.com, http://www.ddci.com, http://www.ghs.com)
> 
> Training courses are available from different suppliers (http://www.ddci.com/, http://www.abssw.com, http://www.classwide.com/).
> 
> What is missing are articles relating to the following:
> 
> - There are enough Ada programmers available.
> - Ada can be used with more success than other languages. There was a software development project at a university which asked a first group of students to use C (not successful) and asked a second group of students using Ada (succeessful).
> - Links with content (e.g. research) that proofs that development with Ada results in less defects than progams in other languages
> - Links with content (e.g. research) that proofs that development with Ada results in better maintainable software
> 
> Can you help me with links and information on the aspects still missing?
> 
> Are there other aspects I should give information about concerning the use of Ada?
> 
> Regards
> 
> Georg
> 

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