'One of the most readable programming language books.'--S. Tucker Taft, Intermetrics. The language of choice for high integrity software systems, Ada is now used extensively in applications such as transportation, finance, aerospace, and heavy industry. This book explains all terminology, teaches the language as it is used in practice through case studies, and pays close attention to features supporting object-oriented and embedded systems programming. CD-ROM contains code from case studies, Ada compilers, and the entire Ada reference manual.