Ada Lovelace

December 11 is the birthday of Ada Lovlace.She is known as the first computer programmer.

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 18Ada_lovelace15, London – 27 November 1852, Marylebone, London), born Augusta Ada Byron, was  the only legitimate child of poet Lord Byron. She is widely known in modern times simply as Ada Lovelace.

She is mainly known for having written a description of Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. She is today appreciated as the "first programmer" since she was writing programs—that is, encoding an algorithm in a form to be processed by a machine—for a machine that Babbage had not yet built. She also foresaw the capability of computers to go beyond mere calculating or number-crunching while others, including Babbage himself, focused only on these capabilities.

Ada is programming language named after her.Ada is a structured, statically typed, imperative, wide-spectrum, and object-oriented high-level computer programming language, extended from Pascal and other languages. It was originally designed by a team led by Jean Ichbiah of CII Honeywell Bull under contract to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) from 1977 to 1983 to supersede the hundreds of programming languages then used by the DoD. Ada is strongly typed and compilers are validated for reliability in mission-critical applications, such as avionics software.


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Posted on December 11, 2009, in Technical and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. WOW.. I didn’t know that.. Thanks for that info da.. Very much useful..

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