Aug 4 '13
Stuart Matthews explains how SPARK 2014 uses and extends the features of Ada 2012 for automated verification of programs.
Jul 3 '13
The GNAT Pro Ada development environment is now available for the Wind River Linux platform. This new implementation brings the Ada language’s reliability benefits to the increasingly popular Wind River Linux system. AdaCore offers the industry’s leading Ada solution for Wind River’s products, including a GNAT Pro implementation for Wind River’s VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS).
May 29 '13
AdaCore and its research partners today announced the successful completion of Project Hi-Lite, a three-year, €3.9 million effort aimed at popularizing formal methods in the development of high integrity software by combining formal verification and testing. Hi-Lite took advantage of Airbus’ decade-long experience using formal verification methods to create high integrity systems, and leveraged the powerful industrial tools already developed by the project partners. The work was sponsored by the French Government and the General Council of the Département of Essonne and was conducted by a partnership comprising AdaCore, Altran, Astrium Space Transportation, CEA List, INRIA Toccata and Thales Communications.
Hi-Lite’s main goal was to make formal verification faster and easier to use across large, multi-language projects that need to meet safety certification criteria, and the project has successfully achieved this objective. “Hi-Lite has allowed us to take advanced program proving technology that was developed in academia and adapt it for industrial use,” said Yannick Moy, Hi-Lite Project Manager at AdaCore. “The project has shown that formal verification can complement testing and play a prominent and practical role in verifying critical software.”
Apr 23 '13
CodePeer is an advanced static analysis tool helps developers detect potential run-time and logic errors in Ada programs. CodePeer 2.2 brings users an extra level of flexibility through interfaces to Eclipse, spreadsheets, full HTML capabilities, as well as solutions for the full range of Ada projects, including those with requirements for the highest levels of integrity and certification, and systems with large and complex code bases.
Apr 23 '13
GNAT Pro 7.1 is a major new version of the company’s flagship development environment that brings a combination of advantages: extreme stability for existing users, support for an increasingly wider range of platforms and targets, significant performance enhancements, and a wealth of new capabilities and features. The most striking new feature, support for automatic data endianness conversion, is already a customer favorite.
Apr 23 '13
TOYOTA InfoTechnology Center Japan has selected the SPARK language and SPARK Pro toolset for a high-reliability software research project. The goal of the project is to show that software requirements can be transformed into an implementation that can be proven to be free of run-time errors. This will have the key advantage of providing ultra-low-defect software for higher reliability in a vehicle component.
Apr 9 '13
This article is a tour of the new contract features in Ada 2012.