A New Era
from the editors
James Maurer, ACM Queue
Iwant to remind you that this will be the last printed
issue of Queue—but also to reassure you that Queue is
not going away. As I mentioned in my letter in the last
issue, ACM has decided to migrate Queue to the Web. As
of July 2008, Queue will expand its publication frequency
to 10 issues per year and publish those issues online
using the most cutting-edge digital-editions technology
available, as well as revamp the existing Queue Web site to
provide an overall improved user experience.
Queue’s new Web site will expand beyond the magazine’s core content to offer additional features and
new sources of quality content, while also enabling and
encouraging communication among respected members
of the software development community. Queue’s digital
edition will look just like the print edition you have
been receiving and will offer a number of useful features
for enhanced navigation, search, linking, and browsing.
You can view Queue in its new digital format by visiting
Is there a way to receive ACM Queue articles in print?
Yes, as of July 2008 a selection of Queue articles will
appear in the new Practice section of the Communications
of the ACM, the flagship publication of the ACM, with a
current circulation of more than 87,000. In an effort to
make the Communications of the ACM more appealing to
a broader readership, including software developers and
other practitioners in the software industry, the magazine
is undergoing a complete redesign and editorial restructuring. These changes are also scheduled to debut in July.
If you are not already an ACM Member or
Communications subscriber, there are two easy ways to receive it:
1. Join. ACM Professional Membership includes a complimentary subscription to Communications of the ACM
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Learn more and join at: http://www.acm.org/
2. Subscribe. Communications of the ACM is now available
at a lower rate for individual subscribers: http://www.acm.
Once again, thank you for making ACM Queue one
of the most highly regarded resources in the computing
industry. You’ve helped us shape a unique magazine, and
we look forward to your continued input as we move
forward with the Queue digital edition and the new Queue
Web site, which is also scheduled to launch in July 2008.
Have questions or feedback? We’d love to hear from you via
e-mail at email@example.com.