With our Ada projects here on hackaday.io and the Make with Ada blog post series we want to show that this programming language is a good choice even for the most humble hacker projects (like the solenoid engine).
Why is it a good choice? Because a language that catches your errors early (at compile time) and allows you to debug quickly will maintain your motivation for what it important: the project itself. Not counting the features of Ada like the RTOS embedded in the languages (Ravenscar), OO programming, encapsulation, modularity, portability, genericity and all those things that makes software easier to develop and maintain.
Today we (AdaCore) announce the second edition of the Make with Ada competition, it's an embedded software project competition, open to individuals and small teams (up to 4) using the Ada language. This competition is the opportunity for everyone to try Ada and play with it.
Since we are on hackaday.io, we have to mention Hackaday Prize. Tothe best of our knowledge, the two competitions are compatible, i.e. you canregister your Hackaday Prize entry to Make with Ada competition and vice versa.