Dean Esposito wrote:
>
> As many of you know. We have a real problem with the MYTH that becoming an
> Ada developer will limit your career choices in the future. I spend quite a
> bit a time explaining to young developers to stay with the language and not
> switch to C++ or Java. Can the group help give me fuel to educate these
> developers and keep the popularity of the resilient language growing?
>

I think the kind of systems built with Ada can be a draw.
Real-time embedded systems are pretty neat.  Some scorn
defense work, but the technical content of many defense
systems can be exciting.  And outside defense: space
applications, avionics, robotics, etc.; I think these
can have a certain appeal to young developers.

As for the language itself, I believe that the concurrency
and real-time features provide a unique appeal of their
own to impressionable youngsters (speaking as a former
impressionable university student wowed by Ada tasking
in 1985).

Stanley Allen
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