Best Ada Programming Language Books

Ada is a structured, statically typed, imperative, wide-spectrum, multi-paradigm, object-oriented high-level, ALGOL-like programming language, extended from Pascal and other languages.

1. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Author: by Walter Isaacson
Simon & Schuster
560 pages

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Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving (The Atlantic) story of the people who created the computer and the internet.

What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? The Innovators is a masterly saga of collaborative genius destined to be the standard history of the digital revolutionand an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens.

Isaacson begins the adventure with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R.

Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It’s also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative.

2. Beginning Programming All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: by Wallace Wang
For Dummies
720 pages

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So you want to be a programmer? Or maybe you just want to be able to make your computer do what YOU want for a change? Maybe you enjoy the challenge of identifying a problem and solving it. If programming intrigues you for whatever reason, Beginning Programming All In One Desk Reference For Dummies is like having a starter programming library all in one handy, if beefy, book.

In this practical guide, you’ll find out about compiling, algorithms, best practices, debugging your programs, and much more. The concepts are illustrated in several different programming languages, so you’ll get a feel for the variety of languages and the needs they fill.

Seven minibooks cover: Getting started Programming basics Data structures Algorithms Web programming Programming language syntax Applications Beginning Programming All In One Desk Reference For Dummies shows you how to decide what you want your program to do, turn your instructions into machine language that the computer understands, use programming best practices, explore the how and why of data structuring, and more.

3. A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Author: by Jimmy Soni
Simon & Schuster
384 pages

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Winner of the Neumann Prize for the History of Mathematics*Named a best book of the year by Bloomberg and Nature* *’Best of 2017′ by The Morning Sun* “We owe Claude Shannon a lot, and Soni & Goodman’s book takes a big first step in paying that debt.” San Francisco Review of Books “Soni and Goodman are at their best when they invoke the wonder an idea can instill.

They summon the right level of awe while stopping short of hyperbole.” Financial Times “Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman make a convincing case for their subtitle while reminding us that Shannon never made this claim himself.” The Wall Street Journal “Soni and Goodman have done their research…

A Mind at Play reveals the remarkable human behind some of the most important theoretical and practical contributions to the information age.” Nature “A Mind at Play shows us that you don’t need to be a genius to learn from a genius.

Claude Shannon’s inventive, vibrant life demonstrates how vital the act of play can be to making the most of work.” Inc. A charming account of one of the twentieth century’s most distinguished scientistsReaders will enjoy this portrait of a modern-day Da Vinci.

4. Invitation to Computer Science

Author: by G.Michael Schneider
Cengage Learning
912 pages

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Gain a contemporary overview of today’s computer science with the best-selling INVITATION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE, 8E. This flexible, non-language-specific book uses an algorithm-centered approach that’s ideal for your first introduction to computer science. Measurable learning objectives and a clear hierarchy help introduce algorithms, hardware, virtual machines, software development, applications, and social issues.

Exercises, practice problems, and feature boxes emphasize real-life context as well as the latest material on privacy, drones, cloud computing, and net neutrality. Optional online language modules for C++, Java, Python, C#, and Ada let you learn a programming language.

MindTap is available with online study tools, a digital Lab Manual and lab software with 20 laboratory projects. Hands-on activities enable you to truly experience the fundamentals of today’s computer science.

5. Ada Lovelace: The Making of a Computer Scientist

Author: by Christopher Hollings
128 pages

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Ada, Countess of Lovelace (181552), daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron and the highly educated Anne Isabella, is sometimes called the world’s first computer programmer, and she has become an icon for women in technology today. But how did a young woman in the nineteenth century, without access to formal schooling or university education, acquire the knowledge and expertise to become a pioneer of computer science?

Although it was an unusual pursuit for women at the time, Ada Lovelace studied science and mathematics from a young age. This book uses previously unpublished archival material to explore her precocious childhoodfrom her curiosity about the science of rainbows to her design for a steam-powered flying horseas well as her ambitious young adulthood.

Active in Victorian London’s social and scientific elite alongside Mary Somerville, Michael Faraday, and Charles Dickens, Ada Lovelace became fascinated by the computing machines of Charles Babbage, whose ambitious, unbuilt invention known as the Analytical Engine inspired Lovelace to devise a table of mathematical formulae which many now refer to as the first program.

6. The Big Cryptogram Puzzle Book for Adults: with 600 Humorous Jokes (Large print)

Author: by Puzzle's World
172 pages

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Part of Sterling’s extremely popular Milestones series, this illustrated exploration of computer science ranges from the ancient abacus to superintelligence and social media. With 250 illustrated landmark inventions, publications, and eventsencompassing everything from ancient record-keeping devices to the latest computing technologiesthis highly topical addition to the Sterling Milestones series takes a chronological journey through the history and future of computer science.

Two expert authors, with decades’ of experience working in computer research and innovation, explore topics including the Sumerian abacus, the first spam message, Morse code, cryptography, early computers, Isaac Asimov’s laws of robotics, UNIX and early programming languages, movies, video games, mainframes, minis and micros, hacking, virtual reality, and more.

8. Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine

Author: by Laurie Wallmark
Creston Books
40 pages

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Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world’s first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.

9. Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

Author: by Clive Thompson
March 26, 2019

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Hello, world.Facebook’s algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code-and coders are the ones who built it for us. From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers, in a book that interrogates who they are, how they think, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause.

They are the most quietly influential people on the planet, and Coders shines a light on their culture. In pop culture and media, the people who create the code that rules our world are regularly portrayed in hackneyed, simplified terms, as ciphers in hoodies.

Thompson goes far deeper, dramatizing the psychology of the invisible architects of the culture, exploring their passions and their values, as well as their messy history. In nuanced portraits, Coders takes us close to some of the great programmers of our time, including the creators of Facebook’s News Feed, Instagram, Google’s cutting-edge AI, and more.

10. Programming in Ada 2012

Author: by John Barnes
Cambridge University Press
967 pages

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Ada is the language of choice for the majority of programmers involved in writing safety-critical and high-integrity software. Previous editions of John Barnes’ books established themselves as the definitive references for earlier versions of Ada. With the release of the latest ISO standard, Ada 2012, this new book will become recognised as the go-to resource for those wishing to learn the language or to program in it.

11. Beginning Ada Programming: From Novice to Professional

Author: by Andrew T. Shvets
360 pages

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Discover the Ada programming language by being gently guided through the various parts of the language and its latest available stable release. The goal in this book is to slowly ease you into the different topics. It is understood that you do not always have ample free time, so the text is easy to digest and concepts are spoon fed to the reader.

Starting with the simplest of topics, detailed explanations demonstrate the how and why of Ada. You are strongly encouraged to experiment and break things (without which the learning process is linear and quite dull). At the end of Beginning Ada Programming, you will have an excellent understanding of the general topics that make up the Ada programming language and can tackle far more challenging topics.

Each chapter builds on what was previously described. Furthermore, each code example is independent of others and will run all by itself. Instructions are provided where you can obtain an Ada compiler and how to debug your code. What You Will Learn Master basic types, control structures, procedures, and functions in AdaUse Ada arrays, records, and access typesImplement OO programming using AdaHandle the basics of I/O and interfacing with the operating systemTake advantage of string operators, data containers, multiprocessing with tasks, and moreWork with contracts and proofs, networks, and various Ada libraries Who This Book Is For Programmers who are new to Ada, with at least some experience in programming, especially scientific programming.

12. Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age

Author: by James Essinger
Melville House

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How do real-time systems differ from normal information processing systems? How can real-time systems be analysed to ensure they satisfy their temporal constraints? Which features are needed in programming languages to implement real-time systems? This latest book from Burns and Wellings answers these and other key questions about real-time systems.

It provides an in-depth analysis of the requirements for designing and implementing real-time, embedded, cyber-physical systems, and discusses how these requirements are supported by the Ada programming language. No other book on real-time (or concurrent) programming covers the same breadth of material.

Topics covered in this book include: The definition of real-time, its necessary characteristics and desirable properties. Scheduling schemes, including fixed priority scheduling, Earliest Deadline First and Value-based scheduling. Analysis methods, including response-time analysis and processor demand analysis. Introduction to the Ada programming language.

14. Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

Author: by Claire L. Evans
288 pages

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If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you’ll love Claire Evans’ breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet-written out of history, until now.”This is a radically important, timely work,” says Miranda July, filmmaker and author of The First Bad Man.

The history of the internet is more than just alpha nerds, brogrammers, and male garage-to-riches billionaires. Female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation. In fact, women turn up at the very beginning of every important wave in technology.

They may have been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don’t even realize, but they have always been part of the story. In a world where tech companies are still male-dominated and women are often dissuaded from STEM careers, Broad Band shines a much-needed light on the bright minds history forgot, from pioneering database poets, data wranglers, and hypertext dreamers to glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs.

15. Sketch of the Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage: Translation and Notes by Ada Lovelace

Author: by Luigi Federico Menabrea
99 pages

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Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician considered by many as the first computer scientist in history. Soon after the (never built) invention of the Analytical Engine by Charles Babbage, i.E. The first mechanical computer, Ada Lovelace became interested in this machine.

She began an intense exchange of ideas and notes with Charles Babbage through the years and translated an article of the Italian engineer Luigi Menabrea on the Analytical Engine. This book presents the translated article together with Ada Lovelace’s added notes, that constitute the bulk of the text.

She included several insights that can be considered seminal contributions to the field, most notably: the outline of the first published computer program in history (Note G), useful to calculate a sequence of Bernoulli numbers with the Analytical Engine, and a groundbreaking description of the Analytical Engine as a general purpose machine, a visionary concept that became reality much later with the contributions of Alan Turing and John von Neumann.

16. Ada from the Beginning (International Computer Science Series)

Author: by Jan Skansholm
648 pages

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The revision of this bestselling introduction to programming in Ada focuses on the changes now taking place in the language, with the advent of the draft Ada 9X standard. An all-new chapter reviews the features of Ada 9X which support object-oriented programming, and its relationship with object-oriented design.