The programming language Ada, since 1981 an ANSI standard, belongs to the higher programming languages. The development of this programming language was promoted by the American Department of Defense in the seventies. The name was given in honor of Auguste Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, associate of Charles Babbage, who is considered the first female programmer.
Ada is an extremely complex and difficult to learn programming language with objects from other programming languages such as Pascal or Modula-2. The object-oriented programming language offers very many alternatives for defining objects and generic objects. The communication ofprocesses is controlled by the so-called rendezvous concept. Concurrent processes can be influenced with an extensive key control. Ada is suitable for highly parallel field computers and as an operating system description language.