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12 Excellent Free Books to Learn Ada

5. Ada Distilled by Richard Riehle

Ada DistilledAda Distilled is an introduction to Ada programming for experienced computer programmers.

This is not a “…for dummies” book, nor is it intended as a program design book.

Instead, the author highlights some key features of the Ada language, with coded examples, that are essential for getting started as an Ada programmer.

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6. Ada for Software Engineers by M. Ben-Ari

Ada for Software Engineers

As the title implies, this book is for you if you are a software engineer or training to become one.

The book is intended for software engineers making the transition to Ada, and for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students (including those who have had the good fortune to study Ada as their first programming language!)

No specific Ada knowledge is assumed; the prerequisites are a basic knowledge of computer science and computer systems, and significant programming experience (not necessarily in Ada).

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7. Introducing Ada 95 – The Language for a Complex World by John Barnes

Introducing Ada 95 - The Language for a Complex WorldThis book contains four chapters.

Chapter 1 gives the background to the development process including the capture of the requirements from the existing and future user community.

Chapter 2 introduces the highlights of the language, especially the three topics mentioned above, Objected Oriented Programming, Hierarchical Libraries and Protected Objects; it is in a tutorial style.

Chapter 3 gives an overview of the whole language showing how the new facilities fit into the overall framework.

Finally, Chapter 4 addresses the issue of upward compatibility with Ada 83 and shows that for normal programs the goal of compatibility has been achieved. This document will be of special value to program managers, team leaders and all software professionals with concern for the organized development of software.

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8. Ada and Beyond: Software Policies for the Department of Defense by National Research Council

Ada and Beyond: Software Policies for the Department of DefenseThis book presents an approach for the DOD to move beyond the debate over its policy that requires the use of Ada for all new software development.

It describes the importance of the software engineering process and recommends to DOD mechanisms for more effective review of software development and improved collection of data on software project outcomes.

The book also analyzes the technical, empirical, and business cases for using Ada and other programming languages, makes recommendations regarding the appropriate conditions under which DOD should continue to require the use of Ada, and details activities that require funding by DOD in order for Ada to remain a viable programming language.

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