Jul 8 '15
Jack Ganssle uses the occasion of Robert Dewar’s passing to describe some of the benefits of using Ada over C in embedded projects.
Jul 3 '15
Robert K. B. Dewar passed away on June 30th, 2015, succumbing to cancer. Dr. Dewar was involved in Ada from early days; he was one of the primary architects of Ada/Ed and later GNAT, he was a co-founder of AdaCore, and he remained active in language standardization activities until his death. For his many other accomplishments, see the AdaCore press release that is linked.
May 7 '15
AdaCore today released CodePeer 3.0, a major new version of its advanced static analysis tool for the automated review and validation of Ada source code. CodePeer 3.0 includes a variety of enhancements that help developers detect potential run-time and logic errors early in the software life cycle, and its deep analysis can directly support formal certification against industry-specific safety standards.
Feb 24 '15
AdaCore has released QGen, a qualifiable and customizable code generator and model verifier for Simulink and Stateflow models. This tool can generate MISRA C and SPARK source code.
Feb 24 '15
AdaCore has released GNAT Pro 7.3, the latest version of the company’s flagship Ada Development Environment. GNAT Pro 7.3 incorporates performance improvements, new functionality, and many other enhancements.
Jan 13 '15
The Muen Kernel enforces a strict and robust isolation of components to shield security-critical functions from vulnerable software running on the same physical system. To achieve the necessary level of trustworthiness, the Muen team used the SPARK language and toolset to formally prove the absence of run-time errors. The most recent version of the Kernel upgrades the software to use the SPARK 2014 language, which allows the team to use more of the Ada language and provide the annotations in a more readable form.