Introduction to Ada 2012

by Tod Gentille

Learn the basics of the general purpose Ada programming language. Learning Ada can be fun and valuable in its own right, but its unique approach can make you a better programmer in languages you already know.

What you'll learn

This course will introduce you to the basics of the Ada language. It will cover concepts that were present in the Ada 83 release but also include features from the current Ada 2012 version. In this course, you'll start with downloading and installing a free and highly capable toolchain for Ada. Then you'll learn the basic concepts and syntax of the language including types/subtypes, expressions, procedures, functions, and packages. By the end of the course, you'll be creating useful applications and kicking yourself for ignoring this powerful and constantly evolving language for so long.

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About the author

Tod is a Senior Software Engineer at Pluralsight. In the past, Tod specialized in business database applications and embedded software for limited-production laboratory instruments. These days he’s mostly working in Node.js creating TypeScript based solutions. Tod has been happily married and living in Southern California for almost as long as he’s been programming.

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