Starting an Ada track

I would be good to have an Ada track to educate the masses about the blessings of her deeds. Anyone else like to contribute ?

Are you willing to take over maintership?

The existing Ada track got deactivated a couple of months ago.

I need to have someone help me on this. First of all a logo Is needed and I do not do gfx.

I don’t think that you have to use gfx, you could use any tool. (I take it you are talking about using GFX Maker, since that is the only thing I know about that uses that name.)

If you have a logo that you have in mind, I think that we could come up with a solution for that, though.

Ada does not have an official logo.
We have
The Ada Coin - Old school
The Hummingbird - Ada is not small and lightweight
The Lady Ada in many variants - Well…

I suggest the King/Emperor penguin.
I guess it can be changes later anyway…

Yes, I will take over maintainship.


Skærmbillede 2023-01-09 kl. 07.25.45

The AWK track already has a penguin-y icon:
Exercism AWK icon

To be clear, there isn’t an Ada track. There are no exercises or a test runner, so it needs to be created from scratch. There was a repo created but no work happened on it.

So the work would be creating the full track. Logos are created by Exercism staff (specifically @taiyab) so you don’t need to worry about this bit - instead it required 20 exercises to be created from our Problem Specifications data and then a test runner to be created!

@jquorning Creating a track is quite a bit of work (@glennj can probably estimate the amount of hours) so we’d require that commitment from you in order to restart work on it, but if you’re up for that, then we’d love to have an Ada track :)

Thanks for letting us know :-)

I have given it some thought and I really like more manpower on this especially the build infrastructure. The track: I think it should be modeled near 1:1 to the book ‘Ada as a second language’ bu Norman H. Cohen. The book is an Ada (95) walk through for a programmer familiar with imperative programming. The book has no exercises. Its is the least problem. The track should appeal to the Software Engineer wannabe!

Ada: ‘I have heard that kind of talk before, boy!’

The picture is (c) Apple