Accession Number : ADP003418

Title :   Teaching Ada (Trademark) at the US Military Academy,

Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Cogan,K. J.

Report Date : MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A five year history of teaching Ada* with the NYU Ada/Ed translator has evolved into an effective methodology for teaching top-down engineering design simultaneously with a bottom-up presentation of the Ada grammar. With emphasis on embedded hardware systems, students are confronted with successively more difficult design problems which must be written and executed on a VAX-11/780. Exposed to the Ada features of packages, concurrency, generics, and exception handling, students design, write and execute an extensive term project simulating a real-time embedded system using Ada. Projects approach the 1000 lines of source code limitation of the translator. Reusability of code is stressed by importing a previous year's package when feasible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *High level languages, Computer aided instruction, Computer programming, Teaching methods, United States Military Academy, Courses(Education)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE