Hristian Kirtchev

Hristian Kirtchev joined AdaCore in 2005 as a software engineer, but first experienced the company as an intern the year before. He is involved in the GNAT Pro front end, the implementation and integration of Ada 2005 language features, runtime support, testing and quality assurance. He holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from The George Washington University and New York University respectively. Outside of AdaCore, Hristian is an avid pool and snooker player, and longtime gamer.

What does Frontline Support mean to you?

I believe Frontline Support is something very unique to AdaCore. I have yet to learn about another software company which profits from helping customers rather than selling software.

Frontline Support is AdaCore’s commitment to customers, it is a service for engineers by engineers. We provide expert advice on any topic ranging from language semantics to software development to tool usage, available at any time.

What drew you to Ada?

I was first introduced to Ada in 1999, during my undergraduate studies with Michael B. Feldman. Since then I had the opportunity to learn, experience and reevaluate various programming languages such as C and Java. In the end, I came back to Ada.

I think that Ada’s superior language features coupled with its readability and maintainability made a very strong impression on me, characteristics to which I am still drawn today.

What’s your favorite feature of GNAT Pro Technology?

A compiler can mean the difference between a frustrating and a pleasant programming experience, even influence one’s perception of a language. This is why I am very fond of the GNAT Pro compiler, in particular its capability to deliver clear and detailed error diagnostics.