Nov 5 '10
Most static analysis tools are operating after the fact. The SATE experience, with struggles to find all the code, recreate the compiler context, etc., illustrates how painful this can be. To achieve wide-spread usage of static analysis, it seems clear that the tools need to become more tightly integrated with the compiler. The Green Hills Double Check and the AdaCore CodePeer tools are examples of this. Ideally performing static analysis is a “one click” operation in the IDE, or just another command-line flag to the compiler and/or linker. From the user’s point of view, static analysis doesn’t want to appear as yet another tool they need to learn. It wants to appear as simply a “pickier” mode of the compiler or linker.
Oct 15 '10
In a NASA sponsered program set to launch in 2012, Vermont Technical College is contructing a CubeSat. The goal of the CubeSate Lunar Lander project is to develop a satellite to collect data from the moon and transmit the data back to Vermont.
Sep 5 '10
In a NASA sponsered program, Vermont Technical College has constructed remote sensing buoys for deployment on the Arctic sea ice north of Alaska. The buoys gather environmental data and transmit that data back to home base via the Iridium satellite network. This data will then be used to refine models of ice movement.
Jun 30 '10
Tucker Taft presents at Ada Europe 2010: An Introduction to ParaSail: Parallel Specification and Implementation Language
Jun 16 '06
SofCheck Inspector™ for Ada finds flaws early in the development process, assuring quality of today’s complex, mission critical applications, like those used in transportation, finance, communications and health care.