AUJ: History

History

The Ada User Journal is the result of the merger of two independent publications which were published in Europe from 1980.

The first was the Ada UK News, which started with the Volume 1, Number 1, in March 1980, and of which the Ada User Journal continues the numbering. This newsletter was published by Ada UK, being rebranded as Ada User in 1986, and later Ada User Journal in 1994.

In parallel, the Ada-Europe organization started its own journal, under the name of Ada-Europe News in June 1989.

The year 1998 witnessed the merging of the two journals, under the name of Ada User Journal, which was first jointly published by Ada Language UK and Ada-Europe, and then solely by Ada-Europe from 2002.

 

Journal Bibliography

Professor Nelson Beebe, at the University of Utah, USA, maintains an almost complete bibliography list of the Ada User Journal and predecessors. It can be found in HTML and BIB formats.  

30th Anniversary (2010)

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the journal, Volume 30, Issue 1, published an article, written by John Barnes, with an overview of the history of the Ada User Journal. The article also presents images of some of the covers of the Journal during its different periods, which are exceptionally published in color.

Also in the framework of this celebration, Volume 31, Issue 1 (the official 30th anniversary issue), reprinted selected papers from the Journal’s 30-year history, offering a sample of the papers that may be considered to have had the most impact and relevance at the time of publication. The papers were selected by a small group of former editors and distinguished readers of the Journal. The “Guest Editors of the 30th Anniversary Issue” were Albert Llemosi, Andy Wellings, Dan Simpson, Dirk Craeynest, Ian Pyle, Jean-Pierre Rosen, John Barnes, Juan António de la Puente, Michael González Harbour and Tullio Vardanega.

You can find the complete contents of these two issues in the Online Archive of the Journal.

Past Editors-in-Chief

The following people served as editors-in-chief of the Ada User Journal over the years:

Ada User Journal

2002 - 2007 (Vol 23 No 3 - Vol 28 No 2) : Tullio Vardanega

2001 (Vol 22 - Vol 23 No 2) : Neil Audsley

1996 - 2000 (Vols 17 - 21) : Jim Briggs

1994 - 1995 (Vols 15 - 16) : Dan Simpson

Ada User

1991 - 1993 (Vols 12 - 14) : Dan Simpson

1986 - 1990 (Vols 7 - 11) : Ian Pyle

Ada UK News

1985 (Vol 6 No 4) : Keith Holden

1985 (Vol 6 No 3) : Mike Pickett

1985 (Vol 6 No 2) : Garth Glynn

1985 (Vol 6 No 1) : Mark Dowson

1984 (Vol 5 No 4) : Martyn Thomas

1984 (Vol 5 No 3) : Keith Holden

1984 (Vol 5 No 2) : Ian Pyle

1984 (Vol 5 No 1) : Mike Harrison

1983 (Vol 4 No 4) : John Barnes

1983 (Vol 4 No 3) : Michael Pickett

1983 (Vol 4 No 2) : Mark Dowson

1983 (Vol 4 No 1) : Keith Holden

1982 (Vol 3 No 2) : Garth Glynn

1982 (Vol 3 No 1) : Martyn Thomas

1982 (Vol 2 No 3/4) : Ian Wand

1981 (Vol 2 No 2) : Keith Holden

1981 (Vol 2 No 1) : Andrew Langsford

1981 (Vol 1 No 4) : John Barnes

1980 (Vol 1 No 3) : Michael Pickett

1980 (Vol 1 No 2) : Garth Glynn

1980 (Vol 1 No 1) : Ian Pyle

Note that Ros Spry was Ada UK News Publication Coordinator from 1983 onwards; she performed many of the Editorial tasks.

Ada-Europe News

1993 - 1997 (Issues 17 - 24) : Albert Llemosi

1991 - 1993 (Issues 9 - 16) : Francisco Gómez Molinero & Juan Antonio de la Puente

1989 - 1991 (Issues 2 - 8) : Juan Antonio de la Puente

1989 (Issue 1) : Toomas Kaer