Ben Brosgol

Ben
Brosgol
Senior Technical Staff,
AdaCore

Dr. Benjamin Brosgol is a senior member of the technical staff of AdaCore. He has been involved with programming language design and implementation for more than 30 years, concentrating on languages and technologies for high-integrity systems.  Dr. Brosgol was a  Distinguished Reviewer of the original Ada language specification and a member of the design team for the Ada 95 revision.  He has presented dozens of papers and tutorials over the years at conferences including ACM SIGAda, Ada-Europe, SSTC (Systems & Software Technology Conference), and ICSE (IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering).  He was a member of the Expert Groups for the Real-Time Specification for Java and for Safety-Critical Java, and participated in ISO SC22's Working Group on software vulnerabilities. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Amherst College, and MS and PhD degrees in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.


Articles
Comparing Ada and C 7
Both languages approach the reliability vs. efficiency tradeoff from different angles, but each has a place in embedded-systems programming.
Ada 2012: The Joy of Contracts 1
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
Jan 4, 2016
blog

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 3 6

Part 3 delves into critical equipment for testing today's electronics, and provides updates on circuit-board designs from Part 1....More
Nov 16, 2015
Commentary

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 2 6

Part 2 gives step-by-step instructions on how to turn a Black & Decker TO1675B convection countertop oven into a temperature-controlled reflow oven....More
Oct 7, 2015
Commentary

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 1 16

This first part in a series goes through the steps of creating a preliminary design for a small and inexpensive hobbyist/limited-technology-prototype build-and-test capability....More

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