Improving Software for Society

The IAP is a specialist professional body in the software development field. We believe well-designed software has a positive impact on industry, our communities and future.

We are the voice of our members and aim to uphold and improve industry standards by liaising with government, academia and employers. We have members in over 30 countries and, as a registered charity, are committed to providing a solid foundation to students and a hub of expertise to experienced practitioners.

To find out about becoming a member visit the JOIN THE IAP page, email admin@iap.org.uk or call 020 8004 9085.

CALL FOR IAP VOLUNTEERS

The Institution of Analysts and Programmers is striving to improve software for society and especially the promotion of the importance of trustworthy software production. To help in its endeavours, the IAP is interested in recruiting volunteers and would like to invite you to put yourself forward if you feel you could help in this regard. […]

The Millennium Bug: 25 Years On

A Tale of Hype, Herculean Efforts, and Successful Outcomes (in the main) Introduction As the clock ticked closer to midnight on December 31, 1999, the world braced itself for a technological apocalypse known as the Millennium Bug, or Y2K. This looming threat was predicted to disrupt computer systems worldwide, leading to catastrophic failures in everything […]

CANARY DEPLOYMENT: WHAT IS IT & WHY IT MATTERS

Advanced technology is not always immediately effective and well received. There’s a risk that users will not adapt to or ultimately accept every new software release due to functionality complications or bugs that affect system software.

D-DAY 80 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

On 6th June 2024, on the 80 year anniversary of D-Day, events were held across the UK to commemorate the largest seaborne invasion in history; a mission that marked the beginning of Western Europe’s liberation in the second world war. Here’s an overview of how computing helped at this critical time. COMPUTING IN THE 1940s […]

DEV CAFE RENDEZVOUS

Our Dev Cafe Rendezvour, June 2024, saw a group of IAP members who work from home, and some in the office, get together for a quick chat over the virtual coffee pot. From Orkney in Scotland to Vietnam, they took timeout for a short 30-ish minute coffee (or tea) break. One of the main discussions […]

THE BUSINESS SHOW 2024

Once again the IAP is a BUSINESS SHOW sponsor. The event is being held at the Excel Centre in London. The main show runs alongside WORKING FROM HOME LIVE and the RETRAIN EXPO. It’s on 13th & 14th November 2024 and is free to attend. To book your tickets go to www.greatbritishbusinessshow.co.uk. This year’s show […]