Website dedicated to all things Ada 2012 now up and running!
OAKTON, Va., September 18, 2012 – The Ada Resource Association (ARA) today announced the completion of a dedicated Ada 2012 website designed to be the “destination” for all things Ada 2012. The site includes a variety of short, 3- to 5-minute films of high-level Ada experts talking about the new features of the latest version of Ada, and providing historical context. In addition, the site hosts a variety of learning materials, including tutorials, webinars, white papers, and links to software downloads. In the coming months, the site will also provide a collection of short, candid video interviews with programmers talking about what they love about Ada, as well as a means for site visitors to ‘join the conversation.’
“We created the Ada 2012 microsite to not only provide a visually provocative way to educate people about all the new features of this remarkable language, but also to demonstrate the passion of Ada users worldwide,” said Ben Brosgol, ARA President. “Special thanks go out to Gary Matoso of Vignette Creative for his exceptional site design work and video editing, to all the ARA and ARG members who provided input for the site, and especially to the die-hard Ada devotees for their continued love and support of the Ada language. In a world where our lives depend on software more and more every day, Ada is more relevant than ever.”
About Ada 2012
Ada 2012 is the latest in a series of Ada language revisions under the auspices of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG9 and was conducted by the Ada Rapporteur Group (ARG) subunit of WG9, with sponsorship in part from the ARA and Ada-Europe. Ada 2012 brings significant enhancements to Ada, most notably in the area of “contract-based programming.” Other new features in Ada 2012 include enhancements to the containers library, additional expressiveness through features, such as conditional expressions and more powerful iterators, and support for multicore platforms (task affinities, and the extension of the Ravenscar profile – standardized in Ada 2005 as an efficient and predictable tasking subset for high-integrity real-time systems – to multiprocessor and multicore environments). Combined, these new features establish the Ada programming language as the benchmark for developers requiring the highest levels of reliability, safety, and security. For more information about Ada 2012 visit www.ada2012.org.
About the Ada Resource Association
The Ada Resource Association (ARA) is a non-profit organization chartered to support the continued evolution of the Ada language and its infrastructure, to serve as a source of information about Ada and its usage, and to promote Ada as a language for effective software engineering. To these ends the ARA maintains the Ada Information Clearinghouse website www.adaic.org and has provided funding for the development and maintenance of the Ada language standard and the Ada Conformance Assessment Test Suite. For information about the ARA, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.adaresource.com. The ARA is headquartered in Oakton, VA (US).
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Ben Brosgol, ARA President