Among those offering educational discounts or donating their compilers to universities are ACT, Aonix, DDC-I, Encore, Harris, OC Systems, Irvine Compiler, Rational, R.R. Software, and Tartan (for a list of companies with detailed contact addresses please check our compiler vendors list).
Here is a partial list of offerings. For Ada compiler vendors not listed here, note that they probably do offer special programs for academic use of their compilers. You should contact them directly.
The details of these programs might change. The main point is the names of the contact person for academic programs. The Ada vendors want to encourage Ada use in education, so please take advantage of it.
Sometimes, the details are not very specific but the professors should contact vendors directly anyway. Ada vendors are usually willing to make very favorable arrangements, and the details of each arrangement can be somewhat unique and may vary because of location or type of school, and so forth. If a professor doesn't have an Ada compiler, it's probaby because he didn't ask.
Free to Colleges & Universities:
R.R. Software will give a free Ada 83 or Ada 95 compiler package to any College or University Professor or instructor that is either updating an existing Ada class or considering the implementation of a new course. With complete Ada 95 packages available for Microsoft Windows 95, Windows NT, DOS Extender, and PC-based Unix, they are a major source for PC-based Ada.
Discounted Ada 83 and Ada 95:
R.R. Software offers steep discounts to any accredited college faculty, student, or staff. The discounts are typically in the range of 65% off of the regular list price. In addition to single copies, custom site licenses are available which can outfit a computer lab for under $60 a copy.
Point of Contact: R.R. Software, Inc. PO Box 1512 Madison, WI 53701 USA Ian Goldberg, General Manager E-mail: Ian@rrsoftware.com Phone: +1 (608) 245-0375
All they require is a statement on University letterhead that the product will be used only for teaching and education (a FAX is fine). They will ship the product immediately, and provide their commercially available support and upgrades--at no cost.
Contact Ralph E. Crafts, Vice President Sales & Marketing, OC Systems, Inc. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: +1 (703) 359-8161
Through this program Rational Apex is available on the IBM RISC System 6000 and Sun SPARC processors. TestMate and Rational Rose/Ada are layered products that work with Rational Apex and are included in the SEED program. VADSself and VADScross family of Ada compilers and cross compilers are also available under the SEED program.
"... the SEED program is part of Rational's ongoing commitment to help educational institutions obtain the latest tools for teaching good software-engineering techniques," said Gerard J. Rudisin, vice president of marketing at Rational Software Corporation. "Ada is an excellent basis for software-engineering and an excellent language for teaching. However, universities often lack the resources to purchase the technology necessary to provide students with the training they need to succeed in today's highly competitive industry. The SEED program is a way for Rational to help educational institutions stay up-to-date with the industry."
Rational Apex is a fully integrated development environment that features editing, program browsing, compilation, debugging, and code analysis as well as team- oriented configuration management, version control, and architectural support. It simplifies application development by automating modern software-engineering processes and greatly reducing the time that developers must spend designing, coding, debugging, and testing. Rational Apex also facilitates architecture and code reuse and supports object-oriented development methodologies.
VADSself provides a complete toolset for native applications. VADScross provides support for host-to-target development of real-time embedded systems. Both products include a compiler or cross-compiler, a code optimizer, a symbolic debugger, a disassembler, a cross-reference generator, a source-code formatter, an Ada preprocessor, a library manager, a compilation manager, a rich set of standard libraries, and extensive online help and hard-copy documentation.
TestMate is a comprehensive set of testing tools integrated with Rational Apex that reduces the cost of software testing and maintenance and improves the quality of software. TestMate helps increase the productivity of development and testing teams by automating various parts of the software-testing process and providing a common framework for all software-testing activities.
The Rational SEED program is open to all accredited degree-granting educational institutions, including military academies, worldwide.
For more information on the Rational SEED program, contact coordinator Becky Portillo at +1 (408) 496-3857, fax +1 (408) 496-3974, or send e-mail to email@example.com
A special edition of ObjectAda is provided in the back of a popular Ada 95 textbook by Feldman and Koffman.
ObjectAda and ActivAda are Windows development environments to develop Win32 applications in respectively Ada 95 and Ada 83.
Contact Marianne Worley at +1 (617) 457-2700, (800) 833-0085 x244 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Nancy Cruz at +1 (212) 620-7300 ext.117, or fax +1 (212) 807-0162, or send e-mail to email@example.com
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