AdaCore GNAT Pro Ada Development Environment Supports .NET

AdaCore, provider of the highest quality Ada tools and support services, announced that its flagship GNAT Pro development environment is now available for Microsoft’s(R) .NET Framework. GNAT Pro’s launch on .NET broadens AdaCore’s expanding portfolio of Microsoft platforms, which already includes releases for Windows 2000(R), Windows 2003(R), Windows XP(R), and Windows Vista(R). Now users of all major Microsoft platforms can also reap the productivity and reliability gains enabled by the Ada language from within the .NET Framework. This especially benefits those creating mission-critical applications, across a broad range of domains, including communications, financial software, and other enterprise systems.

AdaCore’s GNAT Pro launch on .NET was specifically designed to meet the demands of the growing .NET user base around the globe. It is the first commercial Ada tool to support the .NET Framework and API – not simply through “unmanaged” (Windows) code, but also through managed .NET code. The product includes an Ada compiler (which supports the new Ada 2005 standard as well as previous versions of the language), a comprehensive toolset, and supplemental libraries and bindings. Through GNAT Pro, developers can build pure Ada applications as well as Ada components in multi-language systems.

GNAT Pro includes specific features that bring together the strengths of the Ada language and .NET. All .NET APIs can be used directly from Ada through an automated binding tool that saves time and enables the re-use of .NET components. Additionally, since .NET integrates smoothly with Microsoft Visual Studio(R), developers can now use this familiar IDE to directly edit Ada code.

“The growth of .NET is making it a major platform for developers across a whole range of environments from desktop to embedded devices,” commented Arnaud Charlet, .NET Project Manager, AdaCore. “The launch of GNAT Pro for Microsoft .NET is a critical part of our commitment to make Ada a development language of choice on Microsoft platforms, allowing users to benefit from the strengths of both working together.”

With GNAT Pro, developers will now be able to take advantage of the complementary features of Microsoft .NET and Ada. GNAT Pro’s implementation of Ada 2005 is especially helpful, since the language’s new object-oriented features are ideal for interfacing with the .NET API. The security constraints within .NET also closely align with the checks within Ada.

About GNAT Pro
The GNAT Pro development environment, available on more platforms than any other Ada toolset, combines industry-leading technology with an expert support infrastructure and provides a natural solution for organizations that need to create reliable, efficient, and maintainable code. GNAT Pro is the first-to-market implementation of the new Ada 2005 standard, allowing users to take advantage of the many enhancements in areas such as object-oriented programming, real-time support, and predefined libraries.

At the heart of GNAT Pro is a full-featured, multi-language (Ada, C, C++) development environment complete with libraries, bindings and a range of supplementary tools. All GNAT Pro technology offers the flexibility and freedom associated with open source development, together with the assurance that comes from knowing that all tools go through a rigorous quality assurance process. GNAT Pro is based on the widely used GCC technology and is backed by rapid and expert support service.

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About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a modern programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where reliability, efficiency and safety are critical. AdaCore’s flagship product is GNAT Pro, which comes with expert online support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has customers worldwide. Use of Ada and GNAT Pro continues to grow in high-integrity and safety-critical applications, including avionics, defence, air traffic control, railroad systems, financial services and medical devices. AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

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