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  • In January 2007 BCS Fortran Specialist Group (FSG) in collaboration with the Computer Conservation Society organised a meeting in London to mark the 50th anniversary of the occasion.
  • As you will undoubtedly know Microsoft has recently launched its latest operating system, Windows Vista. One of Vista's features that hasn't received that much attention is the new version of Microsoft's graphics API (application program interface), DirectX 10.
  • The musical term Mash-up refers to the unauthorised combination of vocals from one song with the backing music of another - usually from a completely different genre.
  • The streaming of video and audio, via the web, has potential for use in practical lessons and classes where events need to be recorded. Alan Oxley looks at the teaching methods of the future.
  • Computer games are no longer the sole reserve of children; they are a huge industry worth millions of pounds annually. Peter Molyneux managing director at Lionhead Studios is one of the UK's leading games producers and he spoke to BCS assistant editor Henry Tucker about how the industry is changing.
  • Blade servers are carving a niche in cramped data centers, thanks to their compact form and advanced performance. But they bring new dangers in their high demand for power, cooling and floor support.
  • Moty Aharonovitz, senior director of product strategy at Borland Software, says that the best way to find bugs in software is by embracing requirements based testing.
  • The transitioning of software development activity from organisations based in developed countries like the UK is potentially a major source of competitive advantage for those organisations, Christopher Williams looks at some of the issues.
  • Creativity in the IT sector can transform standard software packages into bespoke solutions, no matter what the size of your business. Iain MacDonald, from software development company BRD, explains.
  • Grady Booch, IBM Fellow, gave this year's Turing Lecture during which he discussed the history, future and current trends within software development.