Aug 11 '16
Here are some recent updates to our Free Tools and Libraries page:
August 11, 2016: Added PUGIXML Ada, a set of Ada bindings to PUGIXML, a lightweight XML processing library.
Added ZStd for Ada, Ada bindings to ZStandard, a new lossless compression algorithm.
July 19, 2016: Added Libsodium-ada, a set of thick Ada bindings to libsodium. Libsodium is a portable implementation of the NaCl encryption, hashing, and authentication library.
June 22, 2016: Added Container JSON, utilities for serializing/deserializing Ada containers to/from JSON.
Added SymExpr, a generic package for manipulating simple symbolic expressions.
May 19, 2016: Added AdaBase, a new database interface for Ada.
Added Imago, a binding to DevIL (a universal image handling library).
(This post will be periodically updated – Webmaster.)
Jul 19 '16
AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada cross compilation environment has been successfully used by Thales Alenia Space to develop and verify the critical software embedded on the ExoMars program. Thales Alenia Space implemented in Ada two ExoMars On-Board Software (OBSW) components: one for the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) on an ERC32 target, and one for the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM) on a LEON2 target.
Jul 2 '16
AdaCore has published a 70-page booklet authored by AdaCore expert Quentin Ochem and CERTIFIER safety assessor Jean-Louis Boulanger; it summarizes CENELEC EN 50128:2011 railway software standard and explains how the Ada programming language and AdaCore’s products can be used to meet its requirements throughout the software life cycle. The report can be downloaded from http://adacore.com/en-50128.
Jun 20 '16
Today, AdaCore launched the “Make with Ada” programming competition, a contest that aims to help the embedded software community improve the quality of their code by encouraging the use of the Ada and SPARK programming languages. The competition will run from June 20 to September 30, 2016 and offers over €8000 in total prizes.
Jun 13 '16
PTC today announced its first release of full 64-bit code generation capability in the PTC
® ObjectAda product line. With this release of PTC ObjectAda64 v9.2 for
Windows, ObjectAda gains full 64-bit application development & execution as well as Windows 10 compatibility.
Mar 24 '16
in Electronic Design
Ben debunks 11 myths about the Ada Programming Language, starting with “Ada is dead”.
Feb 24 '16
AdaCore has released a new version of its flagship GNAT Pro Ada Development Environment. GNAT Pro 7.4 incorporates new functionality, a number of performance improvements, additional platform support including several new embedded targets, and many other enhancements.
Feb 24 '16
AdaCore has released a new version of its model-based development and verification toolset, QGen. QGen provides a qualifiable and customizable code generator from Simulink® and Stateflow® models to the safety-oriented programming languages SPARK (a formally analyzable Ada subset) and MISRA C. QGen 2.1 supports essentially all constructs used for modeling safety-critical control systems.