Accession Number:

ADP003418

Title:

Teaching Ada (Trademark) at the US Military Academy,

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MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A five year history of teaching Ada with the NYU AdaEd translator has evolved into an effective methodology for teaching top-down engineering design simultaneously with a bottom-up presentation of the Ada grammar. With emphasis on embedded hardware systems, students are confronted with successively more difficult design problems which must be written and executed on a VAX-11780. Exposed to the Ada features of packages, concurrency, generics, and exception handling, students design, write and execute an extensive term project simulating a real-time embedded system using Ada. Projects approach the 1000 lines of source code limitation of the translator. Reusability of code is stressed by importing a previous years package when feasible. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE