RR's Ramblings

RR's Ramblings is the home for news and commentary on the products of RR Software, Inc, the Ada programming language, and the technology business in general.

Consequences of Ada Design Goals
January 4, 2024

An opinion piece discussing some of the consequences of continuing to follow the Ada Design Goals on the design of Ada.

End of an era: P.O. Box closed
August 22, 2023

We've had a Post Office box for mail since before Janus/Ada was a product. But no one mails orders or bug reports anymore, so it has just become an expense. So we closed it down today.

Checking Code Quality Warnings: Highlighting More Potential Bugs
June 25, 2019

Ada language-defined checks can highlight code that is unlikely to work as the programmer intended. Janus/Ada 3.2.1 can detect some such Ada text with Checking Code Quality Warnings. This article goes into detail about the warnings and early experience with them.

Janus/Ada 3.2.1 Released
June 21, 2019

Janus/Ada 3.2.1a is now available in general release for Microsoft Windows.

Janus/Ada 3.2.1 is Now Available as a beta
August 10, 2018

A beta version of Janus/Ada 3.2.1 is available to current users. This version includes some new Ada 2007 and Ada 2012 support.

Janus/Ada 3.2.0 Preview Available
July 10, 2017

A preview version of Janus/Ada 3.2.0 is available to current users. This version includes some Ada 2012 support as well as the warnings discussed in the previous articles.

Code Quality Warnings: Highlighting Likely Bugs before They Bite
June 9, 2017

Some Ada text is unlikely to be the code the programmer intended. Future versions of Janus/Ada detect such Ada text with Code Quality Warnings. This article goes into detail about the warnings and early experience with them.

Avoiding Crying Wolf With Warnings
May 19, 2017

Janus/Ada has always leaned toward telling the user as much as possible about the compilation, but separating warnings that require action from those that don't is sometimes difficult. Future versions of Janus/Ada will try to address this problem.

@, Ada 202x, and Janus/Ada
January 4, 2017

Ada 202x proposes to use the at-sign (@) for a new Ada feature, but Janus/Ada has used it for another purpose since the initial version of Janus/Ada in 1981. Options on what to do are explored.

Reorganization of RR Software's Website
January 4, 2017

We've reorganized this website to make it easier to find what you want. Read the details here.

Janus/Ada 3.1.2 Released
April 15, 2016

Janus/Ada 3.1.2 is now available for Microsoft Windows.

90 Days Support Included
February 14, 2016

90 Days of Software Support is included with all products.

Claw Introductory Edition Now Available

Details of the latest free Claw Introductory Edition.

Claw and Compiler now just $295!

The Claw Personal Edition and the Janus/Ada Personal Edition can be purchased as a bundle for just $295.

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