CMP Media Announces Winners for the 16th Annual Jolt Product Excellence & Productivity Awards

Both Industry Leaders and Newcomers Are Recognized for Innovation and

Technological Excellence

Mar 17, 2006, 00:00 ET from CMP Media

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Wednesday, March 15,
 the editors of Dr. Dobb's Journal announced the winners of the 16th Annual
 Software Development Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards. The
 announcement was made at The Jolt Awards ceremony, held at the SD West 2006
 Conference & Exposition at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Software
 Development Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards are presented
 annually to products and books that have "jolted" the industry by helping to
 create faster, easier and more efficient software.
     "This has been an exciting year for the Jolts," says Rosalyn Lum,
 technical editor for Dr. Dobb's Journal. "Not only did we see an unprecedented
 number of nominations in categories representing every phase of the software
 development cycle, we also found an exploding richness of features bundled in
 today's products adding to the complexity to today's software development
 tools and to the judging process. And, there were an equal number of new stars
 that have quickly moved to address the needs that this very complexity in the
 development environment has created.  The winners reflect that innovation is
 alive and well in both large established companies as well as new bright and
 upcoming companies."
     Below is a complete list of the 16th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Award
     1. Books General
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Prefactoring by Ken Pugh (O'Reilly)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- Innovation Happens Elsewhere:  Open Source as Business Strategy by
            Ron Goldman, Richard P. Gabriel (Morgan Kaufmann)
         -- Producing Open Source Software:  How to Run a Successful Free
            Software Project by Karl Fogel (O'Reilly)
         -- The Art of Project Management by Scott Berkun (O'Reilly)
     2. Books Technical
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Agile Web Development with Rails by Dave Thomas, David Hansson,
            Leon Breedt and Mike Clark (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- Framework Design Guidelines:  Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for
            Reusable .NET Libraries by Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams
         -- Practical Common Lisp by Peter Seibel (Apress)
         -- Why Programs Fail:  A Guide to Systematic Debugging by Andreas
            Zeller (Morgan Kaufmann)
     3. Enterprise Project Management
     Jolt Winner:
         -- WelcomRisk 2.6 (Welcom)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- Corticon Business Rules Management 4.0 (Corticon)
         -- JBoss 2 Portal (JBoss)
         -- Visual Studio Team System 2005 (Microsoft)
     4. Database Engines and Data Tools
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Microsoft)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- Berkeley DB 4.4 (Sleepycat Software)
         -- Google Maps API 2005 (Google)
         -- MySQL 5.0 (MySQL)
     5. Defect Tracking, Change and Configuration Management
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Perforce SCM 2005 (Perforce)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- FogBugz 4.0 (Fog Creek)
         -- Guiffy SureMerge 7.0 (Guiffy Software)
         -- JIRA 3.4 (Atlassian Software)
     6. Design Tools and Modeling
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Lattix LDM  2.0 (Lattix)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- Borland Together 2006 for Eclipse (Borland)
         -- Enterprise Architect 6.0 (Sparx Systems)
         -- MindManager Pro 6.0 (Mindjet)
     7. Development Environments
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Visual Studio Team System 2005 (Microsoft)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- Eclipse SDK 3.1 (
         -- IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 (JetBrains)
         -- Komodo 3.5 (ActiveState)
     8. Libraries, Frameworks and Components
     Jolt Winner:
         --.NET Framework 2.0 (Microsoft)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- Dundas Chart for .NET 5.0 (Dundas Software)
         -- Qt 4.0 (Trolltech)
         -- Spring Framework 1.2.6 (
     9. Mobile Development Tools
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Crossfire 5.6 (AppForge)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- Carbide.c++ Express (Nokia)
         -- Flash Lite 2.0 (Adobe)
         -- NetBeans IDE 4.1 (Sun Microsystems)
     10. Quality Project Management
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Rally 5.6 (Rally Software Development)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- CollabNet Enterprise Edition with Project Dashboard/Task Management
            2005 (CollabNet)
         -- QACenter Enterprise Edition 5.1 (Compuware)
         -- TargetProcess Suite 1.4 (TargetProcess)
     11. Security Tools
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Elemental Compliance System 1.4 (Elemental)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- CodeAssure 2.0 (Secure Software)
         -- DevPartner SecurityChecker 1.0 (Compuware)
         -- Fortify Security Tester 1.0 (Fortify)
     12. Testing Tools
     Jolt Winner:
         -- VMTN Subscription 2005 (VMware)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- Agitator 3.0 (Agitar Software)
         -- AQtime 4.7 (AutomatedQA)
         -- Clover 1.3 (Cenqua)
     13. Utilities
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Camtasia Studio 3.0 (TechSmith)
     Productivity Winners:
         -- DevPartner Studio 8 (Compuware)
         -- Fog Creek Copilot 1.2 (Fog Creek Software)
         -- ReSharper 1.5 (JetBrains)
     14. Web Development Tools
     Jolt Winner:
         -- Rails 1.0 (
     Productivity Winners:
         -- JBoss Application Server 4x (JBoss)
         -- Macromedia Studio 8 2005 (Adobe)
         -- Zend Studio -- Enterprise Edition 5.0 (Zend)
     Hall of Fame Winner:  Visual Studio Professional Edition (Microsoft)
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