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on 17 April 2011
I have been wanting into Ada for many years and been somewhat frustrated. However, two books have appeared recently, this one, and 'Programming in Ada95' (see my review). The latter will give you an excellent compiler and IDE, and this book will get you into the Ada language itself. WITH (pun intended) these two books you are bound to succeed in scaling the heights. The listings (in 'Second Language') are excellent in my view, as they point up the kind of application area Ada addresses. As the title says, this book is for anyone who already knows something about programming, so it is not an introduction to programming as such. Remember that the road into competent programming involves doing lots and lots of it. This what I did with Fortran and Cobol (and numerous other languages) since I started in Fortran I (Univac) in the 1960s. Best wished JW Bruce
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on 24 January 2011
In the Preface, the author states that the book is intended both as a tutorial and as a reference. With over 1100 pages of highly technical material, the first intention has clearly failed realisation. However, the book is an excellent reference work for those who want to know more about the many things that can be done in Ada 95.

If you know programming already and require an Ada 95 tutorial, I have found Simon Johnston's Ada 95 for C and C++ Programmers (International Computer Science Series) to be an excellent introduction to Ada 95, as well as a comparison with C++ (although it doesn't contain exercises).
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on 28 March 2002
It is the ideal book for those who already know how to program and want to learn Ada95. It explains how to use Ada95 and the standard library. It is very well thought of on comp.lang.ada and the only negative issue is the price.
But if you need it, you need it regardless of the price.
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on 14 September 2013
Text is clearly designed as a teaching tool,or course content and is fairly slow, if thorough. However useful if slimming a bit
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