How to Order the Book - Ada 95: The Lovelace Tutorial

Ada 95: The Lovelace Tutorial by David A. Wheeler is now available as a hardcover book. The publisher is Springer-Verlag and its ISBN number is 0-387-948-01-5. The book is about 292 pages long and was published in 1997.

Here's a quote from the preface that explains its purpose:

"This tutorial explains the basics of the Ada computer programming language and assumes that you have had some exposure to some other algorithmic programming language (such as Pascal, C, C++, Fortran, or BASIC)."

If you order the book directly from Springer-Verlag it will cost $49.95 (U.S. dollars), plus shipping. In the U.S., shipping is $3.00 using UPS ground; in Mexico shipping costs $7.25 for UPS Air.

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Here is a brief outline of the book:

  1. Lesson 1 - Brief Introduction to Ada.
  2. Lesson 2 - Basic Ada Structure (Packages).
  3. Lesson 3 - Ada Lexical Elements.
  4. Lesson 4 - Procedures and Type Integer.
  5. Lesson 5 - Statements (if, loop).
  6. Lesson 6 - Basic Types (Float, Boolean, subtypes, record).
  7. Lesson 7 - Object-Oriented Programming.
  8. Lesson 8 - Introduction to String Types.
  9. Lesson 9 - Basic Input/Output.
  10. Lesson 10 - Exceptions.
  11. Lesson 11 - Generics.
  12. Lesson 12 - Access Types.
  13. Lesson 13 - Tasks and Protected Types.
  14. Lesson 14 - Ada-related Information.
  15. Lesson 15 - Ada Program Structure.
  16. Lesson 16 - Interfacing to Other Languages (including C and Java).
  17. Lesson 17 - Miscellaneous Ada Subjects.
  18. Lesson 18 - Sample Ada Program "Small".
  19. Appendices - BNF Explanation and Source Code
  20. Index

The book also has questions at the end of each lesson which should be useful in classroom settings.

You can can also see David A. Wheeler's on-line resume.

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