Ada Distilled

Ada Distilled

This free pdf Ada book “Ada Distilled: An Introduction to Ada Programming for Experienced Computer Programmers” by Richard Riehle is a quick start for experienced programmers who want to learn Ada at the programming level.


This book is aimed at experienced programmers who want to learn Ada at the programming level. It is not a “…for dummies” book, nor is it intended as a program design book. Instead, we highlight some key features of the Ada language, with coded examples, that are essential for getting started as an Ada programmer.

Ada is a rich and flexibile language used for designing large-scale software systems. This book emphasizes syntax, control structures, subprogram rules, and how-to coding issues rather than design issues. There are other really fine books available that deal with design. Also, this is not a comprehensive treatment of the Ada language. The bibliography lists some books that can help you once you have finished the material in this book.

Table of Contents

  • What Is Ada Distilled?
  • Summary Of Language
  • Types And The Type Model
  • Control Structures For Algorithms
  • Access Types (Pointers)
  • Subprograms
  • Package Design
  • Child Library Units
  • Object-Oriented Programming With Packages
  • Using Standard Libraries And Annexes
  • Exception Management
  • Generic Components
  • New Names From Old Ones
  • Concurrency With Tasking

Book Details

Author(s): Richard Riehle
Format(s): PDF
File size: 992 KB
Number of pages: 113
Link: Download.

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