Long-time advocate of Ada, perhaps best known for his work on ASIS, also Navy Deputy to the Ada Joint Program Office, passed away on 23 December 2015 in Boise, Idaho.
Danish computer science pioneer and Turing award winner (Backus-Naur form, ALGOL 60), passed away on 3 January 2016 (aged 87).
If you would like to attend the 2016 GA, please use this poll to vote for 10 March in Zurich or Winterthur, or 12 March in Torgon.
Please refer to the conference website for detailed information.
Ada-Switzerland is a non-profit organization and a member of Ada-Europe. It acts as a forum for persons and parties interested in the Ada programming language, its applications, and related technologies such as software engineering methods, development tools and bindings. The group promotes contacts and information among its members and interested parties. We organize meetings, seminars, conferences, and other activities related to our mandate which is to promote the use of the Ada programming language in Switzerland.
Membership lasts from January 1st to December 31st.
If you wish to apply please contact us and provide the following details:
Please not that in order to become a member of Ada-Switzerland you have to have an address in Switzerland. If you live outside of Switzerland and want to be part of the Ada community you should definitely have a look at the official list of national Ada organizations or contact the General Secretary.
As an Ada-Switzerland member you are entitled to the following benefits:
In addition to the benefits you get as a member of Ada-Switzerland, indirect Ada-Europe membership has the following advantages:
Ada is an expressive and robust language in which the default for every programming construct is inherently safe. It was designed to allow programs to be engineered rather than crafted and that is why Ada is chosen for applications where failure would result in catastrophic losses in terms of human life, economic damage, or a major breach of security. Ada 2012, the latest revision, brought design by contract and support for multicore platforms to the language.
A brief introduction to Ada using small examples to explain the basics.
Ada Programming is a comprehensive 200-page Wikibooks project that covers the Ada 2012 standard.
AdaCore University is a dedicated e-learning center to teach the Ada language and the use of related technologies.
The current board was elected on the meeting of February 19th, 2015.