Ada and Beyond: Software Policies for the Department of Defense
National Research Council, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on the Past and Present Contexts for the Use of Ada in the Department of Defense
National Academies Press, Mar 3, 1997 - Computers - 116 pages
The Ada programming language was created by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) nearly two decades ago to provide a general-purpose programming language for defense and commercial use, but has evolved into a niche solution for safety-critical systems, primarily in defense applications. Ada and Beyond 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.