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Ada
Last modified: Thursday, September 25, 2003 

A high-level programming language developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s for the United States Defense Department. Ada was designed to be a general-purpose language for everything from business applications to rocket guidance systems. One of its principal features is that it supports real-time applications. In addition, Ada incorporates modular techniques that make it easier to build and maintain large systems. Since 1986, Ada has been the mandatory development language for most U.S. military applications. In addition, Ada is often the language of choice for large systems that require real-time processing, such as banking and air traffic control systems.

Ada is named after Augusta Ada Byron (1815-52), daughter of Lord Byron, and Countess of Lovelace. She helped Charles Babbage develop programs for the analytic engine, the first mechanical computer. She is considered by many to be the world's first programmer.

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Ada Information Clearinghouse 
Provides links to Ada news, publications, standards, and information on the Ada Information Clearinghouse organization.

Integrated Drive Electronics / AT Attachment (IDE/ATA) Interface 
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SIGAda home page 
Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group site for the Ada programming language. There are links to current information on the Ada programming language, as well as Ada SIG organization news and information.

Ada Core Technologies home page
This home page is dedicated to information on the GNAT Ada compiler including links FTP sites, papers, and maintenance information.

Ada tutor home page
Provides a link to an Ada 95 tutorial and sites containing general Ada information.

ISO Ada standards home page
Official ISO JTC1/SC22/WG9 (Ada) site.

Silicon Graphics Ada95 compiler
From Silicon Graphics, this page provides information on its Ada95 compiler and ProDev WorkShop tool set.

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