ADA: A Professional Course (Macmillan Computer Science)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:8/31/1993 - Palgrave Macmillan
By: Michel Gauthier
This title is intended to appeal to those programmers who, for professional reasons, need to acquire an in-depth knowledge of how to program effectively in Ada. The reader is assumed to have a reasonable knowledge of how to program in a Pascal-like language and design basic algorithms. Throughout the text, Michel Gauthier demonstrates how, in contrast to many other languages, Ada provides a complete programming environment. Once the reader has appreciated the extent of the facilities offered by the language, he or she can begin to exploit the advantages of its powerful range of features. In addition to providing a comprehensive coverage of the language, the author also gives indications of further refinements brought by the introduction of the Ada 9x standard. From the outset, the advantages of program readability and re-usability are stressed, while the value of gaining a full knowledge of the language is underlined, since this enables its full power to be utilitzed in solving software engineering problems.