Taming the powers of the Dark Side:
Empowering Ada on the desktop with COM/DCOM and ActiveX

David Botton

David Botton has been professionally developing software for the last thirteen years and specializes in n-tier object oriented applications. He runs AdaPower, the most active Ada web site on the internet, consults for Ada Core Technologies and is a full time software engineer for Interactive Intelligence Inc. developing their predictive dialer and unified messaging technologies. David has developed a number of open source technologies for blending Microsoft's COM/DCOM/COM+ and ActiveX with Ada 95 and is near releasing a comprehensive open source framework for rapid development of native Windows GUI based Ada 95 applications.