In my last ever issue of a software development magazine that I used to edit we decided to go with an A to Z theme. So quite simply we went through the alphabet and tried to pick a good software related subject for every letter. ZDNet of course has its very own ZDNet Technology Topics Glossary, which is huge and fun to browse.
So in homage to this editorial concept and at the risk of the being branded with all the journalistic creativity of one of those Channel 4 Top 100 shows. Here's a quick A to Z of Software. The idea being that if you have a better suggestion for any of the letters show below then please respond.
A – Application Lifecycle Management B – Business Intelligence C – Cobra (just kidding – it has to be C++ really right?) D – Database E – Event Management F – F/OSS (I was going to pick FlashCatalyst, but I guess that could be too corporate) G – GIF, Gigabyte or GIMP (but I should have chosen Government IT) H – HTML (of course) I – Interoperability J – Java (another obvious one) K – Knowledge Management or Killer Application (which is it?) L – Linux M – Microsoft .Net Framework (if Linux gets L then it's only fair guys) N – Network (and no vendors beginning with N you may not suggest yourself!) O – Open Source P – Programmers & Parallelism Q – This one is always impossible – would you settle for QWERTY or Quad-Core? R – Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) S – SaaS, or any other term beginning with Software! T – Threading U – UNIX V – Visual Studio 2010 or Vista (face it, Microsoft has this one covered) W – W3C X – XML (of course) Y – Y2K problem (just a bit of a retro throwback for ya there so I didn't have to say Yahoo) Z – I could say Zero Day Attack, but I'd rather just keep it simple and say ZDNetUK
Now I'm sure I had notes on when I'd written this story before but I can't find them, so all of the above is fresh. Please respond with alternative suggestions if you can.