The following institutional efforts to support Ada-related Web sites exist:
- ACM SIGAda
ACM SIGAda -- the ACM Special Interest Group on the Ada programming
language -- has its own home page, where you can find the latest
information about ACM SIGAda's activities, and some scattered pieces
on the Ada programming language in general.
The SIGAda home page points to information on SIGAda, including
the many different Working Groups within SIGAda (covering topics
such as bindings, software standards, reuse, performance issues,
and AI just to name a few). There is also information on the many
local SIGAda organizations found world wide.
SIGAda also sponsors a set of
pages dedicated to the needs of educators and students.
- Ada Information Clearinghouse
Financed by the U.S. DoD, the Ada IC has developed a server with a strong focus
on the needs of DoD developers.
The Public Ada Library at WUArchive, USA. If you already know the PAL,
you may prefer to go directly to the
short welcome page
or to the
There is a European mirror of PAL.
It offers a catalog
of most frequently asked software (very short at the present time), and
page to explore names of files, directories and READMEs. The index
uses a database which is automatically updated twice in a week.
It is located at
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris (CNAM).
AdaBasis consists of about 560 MB public domain source code and
documents, mainly taken from the Public Ada Library (PAL). The
software has been classified and is presented in a hierarchical
manner, separated in different application domains, and, for some
domains, with an additional multi-faceted searching facility.
The intent is to provide students, teachers and researchers with a large
collection of reusable Ada components and systems for use in language and
software engineering courses.
AdaBasis was set up by the
Programming Languages Group
Institut für Informatik
at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
They plan to enlarge the library in the future, and welcome free
public domain contributions. For more informations or to make
suggestions you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ada-Belgium organizes an annual seminar, an annual Ada Tools Exhibition,
small workshops, publishes 3 issues of its newsletter a year, and has
two e-mail lists for the Ada community in Belgium. On demand, training
seminars can be organized. They also manage an Ada archive (with material
from the PAL, see above).
The Software Engineering
Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center operated since 1984
by Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
The SEI is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense through the
Projects Agency (ARPA). The SEI objective is to provide leadership in
software engineering and in the transition of new software engineering
technology into practice.
This site has a lot of material about Software Engineering in general,
and some about Ada in particular.
Page last modified: 1998-02-10