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A new Web—and print!—presence for Queue

James Maurer, Publisher, acmqueue

You may already know that Queue’s new Web site, acmqueue (, was launched at the beginning of March. If not, you owe it to yourself to get acquainted with it, as the new site offers readers a wider choice of delivery options (print, audio, video, RSS) and an expanded range of fresh content. Among the new offerings is Planet Queue, where Queue authors blog about the contemporary relevance of classic engineering work detailed in important articles contained in the ACM Digital Library. Selected articles are then “unlocked,” paired with the blogs, and made available to acmqueue readers.

Also included are videos and downloadable audio files that capture the thoughts of some of the field’s leading authorities; CTO Roundtable discussions, where experts discuss operational issues connected with emerging technologies; and a new series of Case Studies, which delves deeply into some of the lessons that have been learned the hard way by prominent engineering teams.

Media offerings on the new acmqueue site benefit from access to extensive resources that include videos of ACM Turing Award lectures, talks delivered at ACM conferences, and lectures from the Stanford lecture series, along with downloadable audio recordings of acmqueue interviews, CTO Roundtable forums, and discussions with ACM Fellows.

This is the final issue of Queue that will be delivered in the digital format you are now reading. We believe our new Web site is the next step forward in getting you the content you want in the most timely and easily accessible manner possible. As an example, if you sign up for the acmqueue newsletter on the Web site, you will receive alerts to notify you whenever new content is published on the site.

Yet the unique focus of acmqueue will remain just the same as ever. By posing hard questions about today’s new capabilities and emerging technologies, acmqueue will continue to illuminate the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for today’s software engineers.

I also want to remind you that the very same editorial board that keeps acmqueue articles focused on the issues that matter most to practitioners also shapes and vets the articles, columns, and interviews that appear in the Practice section of Communications of the ACM (CACM). On the acmqueue site you’ll notice a CACM “stamp” at the end of each piece that has appeared in an issue of CACM, making it easy for you to locate and read a printed copy should you choose to. Conversely, the acmqueue content in each month’s issue of CACM is also clearly branded, making it easy to identify.

I want to thank you for your continued interest in Queue and for staying with us first through our transition from print to digital format, and now to completely online/Web-enabled delivery. I hope you’ll take advantage of the acmqueue newsletter notifications, the new acmqueue Web site, and the acmqueue Practice content in CACM. We look forward to your feedback and your continued readership, and we hope you’ll take the opportunity soon to visit


Originally published in Queue vol. 7, no. 2
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