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
11 Myths About Ada 11
The Ada language is alive and well, as can be confirmed by developers of embedded real-time systems in critical industries worldwide. You’d never know that from some of the misconceptions that have sprung up over the years.
Comparing Ada and C 9
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
Apr 8, 2016
Commentary

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 1

High capital and maintenance costs, and EDA advances along with abstractions to deal with chip complexity, have been leading contributors to the fabless migration....More
Mar 2, 2016
Article

Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 4 11

Part 4 focuses on testing for a reflow oven and build of a mixed SMT/through-hole board....More
Jan 4, 2016
blog

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 3 22

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

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