Whither Ada?

Ben Brosgol

Abstract

Although Ada does not receive the publicity of other languages, it continues as a language of choice in the domain for which it was designed: high-reliability long-lived systems, especially in the real-time embedded arena. This presentation offers a snapshot of the Ada industry, summarizes and draws conclusions from several recent Ada application experiences, and describes the relationship between Ada and other current and emerging technologies. It then identifies the future paths possible for Ada and assesses their likelihood.