by Richard Riehle
Publisher: AdaWorks 2003
Number of pages: 113
This book highlights some key features of the Ada language, with coded examples, that are essential for getting started as an Ada programmer. It emphasizes syntax, control structures, subprogram rules, and how-to coding issues rather than design issues. Ada Distilled is for experienced programmers new to Ada. Heavily commented example programs help experienced programmer experiment with Ada. This is not a comprehensive book on the entire Ada language. In particular, it says very little about Ada Finalization, Storage Pool Management, Representation Specifications, Concurrency, and other more advanced topics.
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A beginner's introduction to Ada 95, it uses an example-driven approach that gradually develops large case-study type programs. The text also covers exception handling, user-defined types, procedures, functions, and packages.
This guide helps computer professionals produce better Ada programs by identifying a set of stylistic guidelines that will impact the quality of their Ada programs. The guidelines also provide usage examples, in addition to possible exceptions.
This text is an Ada programming language tutorial. Ada puts emphasis on good software engineering practices that scale well to very large software systems. This is the first Ada tutorial covering the new Ada 2005 standard.
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Ada is a language of special value in the development of large programs which must work reliably. This document introduces Ada 95, which increases the flexibility of Ada making it applicable to wider domains but retains the inherent reliability.