Advent of Computing
Episode 101 - Origins of Ada
Ada is a fascinating language with a fascinating history. It was initially developed as part of a Department of Defence project. The plan was to create a standardized language for everyone inside the DoD. The results, well, they may just surprise you.
http://archive.adaic.com/pol-hist/history/holwg-93/holwg-93.htm - Ada at the HOLWG
https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/956653.956654 - Rationale for the Design of Ada
http://iment.com/maida/computer/requirements/strawman.htm - Strawman