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VSJ – December 2008 – Sounding Board

Council member John Ellis, FIAP has some thoughts on Code Optimisation and Re-Factoring I’ve recently been working on adding new functionality and rules to a large ISA system. As part of these changes I was amending some Visual Basic code … Continue reading

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VSJ – December 2008 – Sounding Board

Council member John Ellis, FIAP has some thoughts on Code Optimisation and Re-Factoring I’ve recently been working on adding new functionality and rules to a large ISA system. As part of these changes I was amending some Visual Basic code … Continue reading

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VSJ – December 2008 – Sounding Board

Council member John Ellis, FIAP has some thoughts on Code Optimisation and Re-Factoring I’ve recently been working on adding new functionality and rules to a large ISA system. As part of these changes I was amending some Visual Basic code … Continue reading

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VSJ – February 2008 – Work in Progress

Last November, Council member John Ellis, FIAP introduced us to his latest futurological thoughts and posed a few pertinent questions. Here he has a go at answering them. Using The Technology – First Steps: Let’s imagine  that we are at … Continue reading

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VSJ – December 2007 – Work in Progress

Robin Jones describes the philosophy behind the new IAP Student Software Development Prize. Over the last three decades, the Institution has been involved with a number of higher education bodies, both in the public and private sectors. It currently has … Continue reading

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VSJ – November 2007 – Work in Progress

Council member John Ellis, FIAP is rapidly becoming the IAP’s resident futurologist. In the first of a two-part article he expands on some ideas he introduced in VSJ for March 2005. Some time ago I wrote a series of articles … Continue reading

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VSJ – June 2007 – Members' News

Mike Ryan, the Director General, talks about changes to the IAP Council June 1st sees the start of the Institution’s new administrative year 2007/2008. This is the date when five members of the Council stand down by rotation and are … Continue reading

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VSJ – July 2006 – Sounding Board

Council member John Ellis, FIAP wrestles with his email and asks for your suggestions. Backing up my PC recently, I ran out of space on the backup device. Usually I would have purchased a bigger hard drive and offloaded the … Continue reading

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VSJ – June 2005 – Sounding Board

Council member John Ellis, FIAP wrote an article in last March’s VSJ which, he fondly imagined, described castles in the air. Here he points us at two recent reports that show that some of the castles are already drying concrete. … Continue reading

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VSJ – March 2005 – Work in Progress

Council member John Ellis, FIAP takes us on a flight of fancy that is, perhaps, not too fanciful and potentially worrying. Regular readers will recall my set of articles on making Web sites more accessible to the disabled. I hope … Continue reading

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