Augusta Ada King – born Augusta Ada Byron, later named Ada Lovelace after she became Countess of Lovelace when her husband William King became the Earl of Lovelace – is best for her Work on Charles Babbages analysis known Engines.
Among her surviving notes on engine work is the first algorithm to be executed by a machine and is considered the world's first computer programmer. Although their algorithms were not implemented during their lifetime, they are significant in that they predicted that computers would perform tasks that go beyond simple calculations and number-calking the calculations and numbers that would follow.
Over a century after her death, programmers honored her role as the world's first programmer by christening a new programming language. Ada, an object-oriented, high-level programming language for computers, was founded in the late 1
To this end, the Ada project was extremely successful, so much so that by 1991 the Ministry of Defense began to require the use of Ada (19459007, Ada Mandate ) for all software, though exceptions to this rule are common were granted. Ada ruled until 1997, when the Department of Defense shifted to a greater use of standard technology (including programming languages).
Although it is no longer a mandatory programming language of the Department of Defense, Ada continues to enjoy great popularity inside and outside the department thanks to its outstanding stability and security features. The language is often used in mission / safety critical applications where reprogramming is not an option or an error would lead to costly or catastrophic outcomes. Current applications for Ada include commercial missiles, air traffic control, satellite control, orbit control and banking infrastructure.
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