North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting


When: Tue January 14, 2020 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Speaker: Brian Lavender

Location: Sonic

If you have been programming within the last twenty years or so, you may have heard of Ada and the Department of Defense language that seemed to have flopped and so many people loathed and eventually failed in minds of many programmers. Yet in contrast, you may have come through the university on the Pascal track with fond memories. Ada, brings with it its Pascal influence and has continued to march forward. Or, maybe you saw the video of a C-130J transport plane doing a full loop operating on fly by wire flight controls. Whatever it is, Ada has marched forward and has been making strides in the field of secure software programming. Brian will talk about the use of SPARK/Ada using contracts and Ada’s static software analyzer relative to secure software programming. Second, he will talk about learning Ada using JGrasp and the available learning resources.

Brian Lavender has been a long time GNU/Linux hacker with a passion for secure software programming. His day job is doing Java development for the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (Department of Consumer Affairs for State of California). He also teaches at Sac State as a part time lecturer teaching Programming Methodologies and Concepts II.

Published Sun 12 January 2020 by Tom Most