Ben Brosgol

Ben
Brosgol
Senior Technical Staff,
AdaCore

Dr. Benjamin Brosgol, a senior member of the technical staff of AdaCore, has been involved with programming language design and implementation for more than 25 years, concentrating on languages and technologies for high-reliability systems. He led the development of the "Red" language candidate at Intermetrics, participated in the design of both Ada 83 and Ada 95, and was editor of the Safety and Security Annex of the Ada 95 standard.

Under Sun Microsystems' Java Community Process Dr. Brosgol was a member of the Expert Group for JSR-001 (Real-Time Specification for Java, or "RTSJ"), and he is currently a member of the Expert Groups for JSR-282 (RTSJ v1.1) and JSR-302 (Safety-Critical Java Technology). Dr. Brosgol is a past chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Ada (SIGAda). He has spoken widely on safety-critical software technology. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Amherst College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.

Articles
Ada 2012: The Joy of Contracts
The new Ada 2012 standard was recently approved by ISO. It incorporates contracts that will have a major impact on application design.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Dec 15, 2014
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Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 4

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
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Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More
Dec 1, 2014
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Programming Efficiency 7

When I started college, the Intel 4004 was being designed. The C programming language and UNIX operating system were being developed (unbeknownst to me). I did most of my programming in BASIC on an HP 2100 series mini-computer....More
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