RE: What? No ADA??
Ada is definitely still being used in a number of niche markets, but it isn’t popular for mainstream commercial development. But then again, Ada wasn’t designed to be C# or Java, it was designed to meet a number of requirements for DoD systems, and these requirements also align with those for heavy industry, safety-critical systems, verifiable systems, and so on, and that’s where you find Ada today.
Some factoid for those interested...
Oracle’s PL/SQL language is based on Ada, the syntax, structure the concepts of records, packages and exceptions are all taken from Ada.
There are a lot of people using PL/SQL, I think they just stay quiet because it’s so dull.
I thought SQL was defined around 1970 with the first implimentations predating ADA which started around 1977.
Ada had been big for banking applications fairly recently. I don’t know about currently. Ada was designed to enforce strict programming discipline and promote reliability. That’s something you want in mission critical systems in DoD and certainly it’s welcome in the financial world.