Hi, Everyone, The new ASE01_03 CDROM has come out from Walnut Creek CDROM (right on schedule on 1 June 1999) and is shipping. All the Ada and Software Engineering Library web sites are fully online, containing the content of all three ASE CDROMs released so far (two CDROMs in the Nov 98 edition and one CDROM in the May 99 edition). The three websites (and their sponsors) are: ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/ase/index.htm Walnut Creek CDROM http://ase.isu.edu/ Idaho State University and the Microsoft Academic Cooperative (supported directly by Microsoft) http://unicoi.kennesaw.edu/ase/ Kennesaw State University (part of the University System of Georgia) These web sites are identical copies of each other, providing alternate sources for the same material. The library contains the work of hundreds of authors from industry, academia, and the government divided into 376 assets. It occupies 1,756,411,187 bytes (plus blocking factor overhead), 26,059 files, and 917 directories and subdirectories. The three CDROMs can be used to easily build duplicates of the library for use and extension inside an organization, such as a corporation or university. The Online Help contains instructions for building your own web site from the CDROM, and a copy of the Generic Web-based Reuse Library (a family of programs written in Ada95 for building web-based libraries) is included should you wish to modify (and extend) the web site you build. Below is the release notice (included in the support directory on the web sites and the ASE01_03 CDROM). Enjoy! Rick ---------------------------------- Richard Conn, ASE and PAL Manager http://xenadu.home.mindspring.com/ ================================== Ada and Software Engineering (ASE) CDROM 2nd Edition, May 1999 Richard Conn, Editor Release Notice, 28 April 1999 ============================= This second edition of the ASE CDROM product integrates with the first edition through the ASE Card Catalog, which is available as a hypertext document on this ASE CDROM. The ASE Card Catalog documents the contents of ASE CDROMs ASE01_01 and ASE01_02 (of the first edition) and ASE01_03 (this second edition). A Resource for the Practicing Software Engineer (regardless of implementation language) and the Practicing Ada Developer: For the Practicing Software Engineer: . Best practices in Software Engineering . Index of useful web sites (with 17,000+ hyperlinks to them directly from the CDROM) . Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model . Software Capability Maturity Model . Hundreds of documents and tutorials on various topics in Software Engineering, including Domain Engineering, Reuse, Requirements, Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Object-Oriented Programming, Software Devleopment Methodologies (Waterfall, Spiral, Rapid Application Development), Formal Methods, Cleanroom, Complexity Analysis, Metrics, Capability Maturity, Six Sigma, Personal Software Process, Team Software Process (with this May 1999 edition, new courseware on systems engineering, life cycles, requirements engineering, configuration management, risk management, reviews, and several other topics) . General-purpose tools (such as GRASP - Graphical Representation of Algorithms, Structures, and Processes - for Ada, C, C++, Java, and VHDL from Auburn University with funding from ARPA, NASA and NSF) - GRASP is updated with this May 1999 edition . Quality freeware compilers for Ada, C, C++, Objective C, and FORTRAN 77 and interpreters for Perl and Tcl/Tk (Java expected in a future update) . An introduction to Ada, a language specifically designed to support the engineering of large and small software systems, including safety-critical real-time software intensive systems For the Practicing Ada Developer: . The "Ada User's Bookshelf" - 100M+ bytes of hypertext documents, tutorials, and references on Ada, reuse, and software engineering . Index of useful web sites (with hyperlinks to them directly from the CDROM) . Freeware Ada95 compilers and development environments for a variety of platforms, including Windows 95/98/NT and UNIX (such as GNAT Ada95 and C environment from Ada Core Technologies) - GNAT is updated with this May 1999 edition . Freeware Software components and tools - RAPID, AdaGIDE, SCATC DSK, GWRL, and the Booch components are updated with this May 1999 edition . Ada Semantic Interface Specification (ASIS) . Support for Ada95 education, including tutorials and freeware tools (such as AdaGIDE from the United States Air Force Academy) . Ada Advocacy material - why Ada is the preferred language for Software Engineering . Ada background and historical information, user and developer notes, grapical icons, and other items of interest for the Ada enthusiast Credits: The combined contributions of hundreds of authors have gone into the making of the Ada and Software Engineering (ASE) CDROMs. These authors are acknowledged in their associated ASE Card Catalog entires. The editor wishes to specifically thank the following people for their support in the creation of this product: The Honorable Emmett Paige, CEO of OAO Corporation, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Susanne Peterson, Microsoft Research and Development Hal Hart, TRW and ACM/SIGAda, Ben Brosgol, Aonix and SIGAda President, and the SIGAda Officers Martin Carlisle, United States Air Force Academy James Cross, Auburn University David Cook, Draper Labs Mike Feldman, ACM/SIGAda Education Working Group Corey Schou and Chris Watts, Idaho State University and the Microsoft Academic Cooperative Martha Myers, Merle King, Dick Gayler, and Ben Setzer, Kennesaw State University Don Herring, Charles Caldwell, Pam Thompson, Raj Patel, and Steve Traub, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Bob Bruce, Christopher Mann, Ellen Hsu, Phil Jenvey, and Wayne Self, Walnut Creek CDROM The ASE Card Catalog is Powered by GWRL - Generic Web-based Reuse Library - written in Ada95. GWRL is included on the ASE CDROM. This CDROM conforms to ISO-9660 with Rock Ridge Extensions and the Windows 95/98/NT Joliet File System. It can be read on over 40 platforms, including Windows 3.x/95/98, Windows NT, and various UNIX platforms. For more information, visit the ASE Websites at: ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/ase/index.htm http://ase.isu.edu/ http://unicoi.kennesaw.edu/~rconn/ase/ The ASE website contains all the material on the ASE CDROM Set (over 1.7G bytes compressed on 3 CDROMs). For ordering information, visit the Walnut Creek CDROM Website at: http://www.cdrom.com/ or send email to: mailto:[log in to unmask] or call their orders desk at: 800/786-9907 or 925/674-0783 Disclaimer: Richard Conn is the editor of this CDROM and receives no income from its sale. The creation of the ASE CDROMs was performed as a service to the Ada and Software Engineering communities under his Reuse Tapestry project.