Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ada, Past Present and Future

Robert B. K. Dewar is a professor at NYU, President of AdaCore, and one of the early figures in the development of Ada. In this lecture given at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Dewar gives an overview of the history of Ada, which includes the motivation for its conception, the story of its development, and the role Ada plays in present day programming. The lecture also covers the fundamental ideas behind Ada, its influence on other languages, and the truths and myths associated with the language.