Accession Number:

ADA281661

Title:

The Highways and Byways of Teaching ADA: Our Backyard Approach

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 Sep 1992-31 Dec 1993

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS INST OF TECH CHICAGO

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Ada is a modern language, for modern students that solve modern problems. Ada was designed to be a language that promotes the goals of modern software engineering. It promotes modifiability, efficiency, reliability, and understandability. Ada was also designed to support the principles of modern software engineering. It promotes data abstraction, information hiding, modularity, localization, uniformity, completeness and confirmability. Adas original design chose program readability over ease of writing. The attribute promotes code understandability, which helps prevent erroneous and error-prone programs. The Ada language supports separate compilation units. This helps in program development and maintenance, which is helpful when developing large, complex software engineering projects. Given all the underlying features of Ada, it is apparent that Ada is an excellent language to use when teaching students the principles of computer science

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE