19 May '17, 11am

Make With Ada - Programming Competition

I just became the proverbial kid in a candy store (hey, you have your candy and I have mine). AdaCore just launched its second-annual Make with Ada programming competition, and I get to be one of the judges. Contestants use the Ada programming language in building their project and have the chance to win cash prizes. The competition runs from May 15 to September 15, and offers over €8000 in total prizes (that’s almost $9000, in case you’re wondering). The underlying goal, as you might imaging, is to demonstrate the reliability, safety, and security of Ada. And at the time, developers are going to be surprised at how easy it is to develop in Ada. I know that it came as a pretty big surprise to me. Like lots of folks, I assumed that something originally intended for the military had to be complex. But it’s clearly come a long way (actually a very long way). That’s clearly on...

Full article: http://embedded-computing.com/32302-ada-competition-look-...

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