CMP Technology's Dr. Dobb's Announces Finalists for the 17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- CMP Technology's Dr. Dobb's
 today announced the finalists for this year's Jolt Product Excellence
 Awards. The 106 finalists in 17 categories were chosen by a team of
 esteemed editors, columnists, and industry gurus.
     For the past 16 years, the Dr. Dobb's Jolt Product Excellence Awards
 have been presented annually to showcase products that have "jolted" the
 industry with their significance and made the task of creating software
 faster, easier, and more efficient. Jolt Cola, the fabled soft drink
 quaffed by software developers for sustenance during project development
 marathons, sponsors the awards presentation.
     "The changes in the software development field occur rapidly and what's
 jolting one year may not be jolting the next," commented Dr. Dobb's Awards
 and Events Manager Rosalyn Lum. "Competition to stay ahead is fierce and
 competition fosters innovation. This year's Jolt Award finalists represent
 those companies that keep innovation alive. To keep pace with this
 innovative and changing field, we've introduced a Collaboration Tools
 category to reward products that impact how developers work and an
 Enterprise Tools category, which honors tools that focus on all facets of
 communication, providing companies a competitive advantage.
     "In the next phase, we'll be 'looking under the hood' at these select
 products, not only examining the standard criteria of audience suitability,
 productivity, innovation, quality, ROI, risk, and flexibility, but also
 seeking products that are: ahead of the curve; universally useful; simple,
 yet rich in functionality; redefine their product space; or solve a nagging
 problem that has consistently eluded other products and books."
     The awards ceremony will take place on March 21, 2007 at the 20th
 Software Development Conference & Expo West at the Santa Clara Convention
 Center.
     One Jolt Award and three Productivity Awards will be presented for each
 category.
     The finalists are:
 
     Books (Practical/General Developer Interest)
         *Agile Software Development:  The Cooperative Game (Addison-Wesley) by
          Alistair Cockburn
         *Catastrophe Disentanglement (Addison-Wesley) by E. M. Bennatan
         *Eric Sink on the Business of Software (Apress) by Eric Sink
         *Practices of an Agile Developer (Pragmatic Bookshelf) by Venkat
          Subramaniam and Andy Hunt
         *Software Creativity 2.0 (DeveloperDotStar) by Robert L. Glass
         *Software Estimation:  Demystifying the Black Art (Microsoft Press) by
          Steve McConnell
         *Weinberg on Writing:  The Fieldstone Method (Dorset House) by Gerald
          M. Weinberg
 
     Books (Technical)
         *Code Quality (Addison-Wesley) by Diomidis Spinellis
         *How to Break Web Software (Addison-Wesley) by M. Andrews, J.
          Whittaker
         *Java Concurrency in Practice (Addison-Wesley) by Brian Goetz et al
         *Rails Recipes (Pragmatic Bookshelf) by Chad Fowler
         *Refactoring Databases (Addison-Wesley) by Scott W. Ambler and P. J.
          Sadalage
         *Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (O'Reilly) by B.
          McLaughlin, G. Pollice and D. West
         *Ruby Cookbook (O'Reilly) by Lucas Carlson and Leonard Richardson
         *CSS:  The Missing Manual (O'Reilly) by David Sawyer McFarland
 
     Change and Configuration Management
         *AccuRev with AccuWorkflow (Accurev)
         *AnthillPro3 (Urbancode)
         *Automated Build Studio (AutomatedQA)
         *FLEXnet Connect (Macrovision)
         *Perforce SCM (Perforce Software)
         *Team Foundation Server (Microsoft Corporation)
         *CA Wily Introscope ChangeDetector (CA/Wily Technology)
 
     Collaboration Tools
         *Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional (Adobe Systems)
         *Code Collaborator (Smart Bear Software)
         *Confluence (Atlassian Software Systems)
         *NetBeans IDE (Sun Microsystems)
         *Sugar Professional (SugarCRM)
         *TeamCity (JetBrains)
 
     Database Engines and Data Tools
         *Coral8 Engine (Coral8)
         *dbdeploy (ThoughtWorks)
         *MarkLogic Server (Mark Logic)
         *SQL Anywhere (Sybase iAnywhere)
         *SQL Refactor (Red Gate Software)
         *Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals
          (Microsoft)
 
      Design and Modeling
         *Compuware OptimalJ (Compuware)
         *Corticon Business Rules Modeling Studio (Corticon Technologies)
         *MagicDraw UML (No Magic)
         *RAVEN (Ravenflow)
         *stpBA Storyboarding for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System
          (stpsoft ltd.)
         *Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite (DataDirect Technologies)
 
      Development Environments
         *EiffelStudio Open Source Edition (Eiffel Software)
         *IntelliJ IDEA (JetBrains)
         *IronPython (Microsoft)
         *Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express, XNA Framework (Microsoft)
         *NetBeans IDE (Sun Microsystems)
         *Wolfram Workbench (Wolfram Research)
 
     Enterprise Tools
         *Cape Clear ESB Platform (Cape Clear Software)
         *Liferay Portal (Liferay)
         *Mule (MuleSource)
         *Appistry EAF (Appistry)
         *Pentaho Open BI Suite (Pentaho)
         *TeamCity (JetBrains)
 
     Libraries, Frameworks and Components
         *JViews (ILOG)
         *NetAdvantage for .NET (Infragistics)
         *telerik r.a.d.controls for WinForms (Telerik)
         *.NET Framework 3.0 (Microsoft)
         *Intel Threading Building Blocks (Intel)
         *Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express, XNA Framework (Microsoft)
         *The Mono Project (Novell)
 
     Mobile Development
         *AccuSPEECH (Vangard Voice Systems)
         *Carbide .c++ Professional Edition (Nokia)
         *Crossfire (AppForge)
         *Qtopia Greenphone (Trolltech)
         *NetBeans Mobility Pack 5.5 and Sun Java Wireless Tookit 2.2 (Sun
          Microsystems)
         *Qtopia (Trolltech)
 
 
     Project Management Tools
         *6th Sense Analytics (6th Sense Analytics)
         *DevPlan (TechExcel)
         *Rally Enterprise (Rally Software)
         *TargetProcess (TargetProcess)
         *Teamwork (Open Lab)
         *V1:  Agile Enterprise (VersionOne)
 
     Security
         *AppScan (Watchfire)
         *beSTORM (Beyond Security)
         *DevInspect (S.P.I. Dynamics)
         *Fortify Defender (Fortify Software)
         *Fortify Source Code Analysis (SCA) (Fortify Software)
         *Metasploit Framework (Metasploit)
 
     Automated Testing Tools
         *AgitarOne (Agitar Software)
         *CodePro AnalytiX (Instantiations)
         *Mindreef SOAPscope (Mindreef)
         *Parasoft Jtest (Parasoft)
         *Parasoft SOAtest (Parasoft)
         *TestComplete (AutomatedQA)
 
     Bug and Defect Tracking Tools
         *JIRA (Atlassian Software Systems)
         *OnTime 2007 Hosted (Axosoft)
         *Software Planner Professional (Pragmatic Software Co.)
         *TestTrack Studio (Seapine Software)
 
     Utilities
         *Adobe Captivate 2 (Adobe Systems)
         *AutoPatch (Tacit Knowledge)
         *ElectricCommander (Electric Cloud)
         *TEKchecker and StyleWriter (ClearSpecs Enterprises)
         *TextMate (MacroMates)
         *VMware Lab Manager (VMware)
 
     Web Development
         *Adobe Flex 2 (Adobe Systems)
         *IntelliJ IDEA (JetBrains)
         *Kapow Mashup Server (Kapow Technologies)
         *LignUp Communications Application Server (LignUp)
         *Mindreef SOAPscope Server (Mindreef)
         *NetBeans Visual Web Pack (Sun Microsystems)
 
     Web Sites/Developer Networks
         *CM Crossroads (CMC Media)
         *IBM developerWorks (IBM)
         *Sun Developer Network (Sun Microsystems)
         *Koders.com (Koders)
         *Krugle (Krugle)
         *Makezine.com (O'Reilly)
         *The Code Project (The Code Project)
     More information on the Jolt Product Excellence Awards is available at
 http://joltawards.com/ .
     To attend the awards ceremony, register for a free SD West 2007 Expo
 pass or press badge at http://www.sdexpo.com .
     About Dr. Dobb's
     Dr. Dobb's is CMP Technology's leading brand serving the worldwide
 software development community. Offering a full suite of products,
 including the award-winning Dr. Dobb's Journal, Dr. Dobb's Events
 (http://www.sdexpo.com ) and Dr. Dobb's Portal (http://www.ddj.com ), Dr.
 Dobb's delivers the largest targeted audience and actionable marketing
 campaigns to vendors in the industry.
     About CMP Technology (www.cmp.com )
     CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology
 industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information
 brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than
 any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of
 access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and
 buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is
 a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com
 ), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information
 services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.
     Editorial Contacts:
     Rosalyn Lum, Awards and Events Manager
     650-513-4585; rlum@cmp.com
 
     PR Contact:
     Jenny Searles, Marketing Manager
     415-947-6162; jsearles@cmp.com
 
 

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