Software Development Magazine Announces 11th Annual Jolt Product Excellence And Productivity Award Winners

24 Winners Selected From Online Nominations by Readers, Software Vendors

And Jolt Award Judges



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from CMP Media LLC

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of the 11th Annual Jolt
 Product Excellence and Productivity Awards honoring the best software
 development products of 2000 were announced Wednesday, April 11th, 2001 by
 CMP's Software Development magazine editors.  The awards ceremony was held at
 the Software Development West Conference and Exposition at the San Jose
 Convention Center in San Jose CA.  Co-sponsored by the Rochester, NY-based
 Jolt Cola, the Software Development Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity
 Awards are given to products that have "jolted" the industry with their
 significance and made the difficult task of creating corporate software
 faster, easier and more efficient.  Jolt, "the most powerful cola," is the
 fabled soft drink used by software programmers to get them through complex
 development projects.
     "Almost all of the important new development paradigms that surfaced in
 the past ten years -- the Unified Modeling Language, open-source software, the
 Web, and Java -- have been recognized with Jolt or Productivity Awards," said
 Technical Editor Roger Smith.  "This year's winners -- highlighting trends
 like lightweight methodologies, support for multiple operating system
 platforms, and innovative modeling solutions -- continue that excellent
 tradition into a new decade."
     Editor in Chief Alexandra Weber Morales adds, "We're pleased with the
 increasing reader and industry response to this venerable competition, and we
 plan to keep it evolving and growing.  Roger and I also have a ball every year
 putting on the awards ceremony."
     The six categories of tools nominated and chosen by a team of Software
 Development writers, contributing editors and columnists are Languages and
 Development Environments, Design and Management Tools, Books and
 Computer-Based Training, Libraries, Frameworks and Components, Special/Other,
 and Utilities and Deployment Tools.  One Jolt Award and two to
 three Productivity Awards are given for each category.  Jolt award winners
 receive a coveted trophy:  a can of JOLT Cola encased in Lucite.
     The 11th annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Award winners, by
 category, are:
 
     -- Books and Computer-Based Training:  Jolt Award winner:  "Adaptive
        Software Development" by James A. Highsmith III, published by Dorset
        House.
        Productivity Award winners:  "Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense
        Approach to Web Usability" by Steve Krug, published by New Riders
        Publishing; "Secrets and Lies" by Bruce Schneier, published by John
        Wiley & Sons; "Writing Effective Use Cases" by Alistair Cockburn,
        published by Addison Wesley Longman.
     -- Utilities and Deployment Tools:  Jolt Award winner:  VMware for
        Linux/Windows from Vmware.
        Productivity Award winners:  XML Spy from Altova, Jtest from ParaSoft,
        and CodeRover Browser from UPSPRING Software.
     -- Design and Management Tools:  Jolt Award winner:  GDPro from
        Embarcadero Technologies Inc.
        Productivity Award winners:  Together Control Center from TogetherSoft,
        WebSphere Studio from IBM, and eSETweb from Software Productivity
        Center Inc.
     -- Libraries, Frameworks and Components:  Jolt Award winner:  SoftWIRE
        from SoftWIRE Technology LLC.
        Productivity Award winners:  Bold for Delphi from BoldSoft, and
        VisualSoft Crypt from VisualSoft Technologies Limited.
     -- Special/Other:  Jolt Award winner:  Dreamweaver UltraDev from
        Macromedia.
        Productivity Award winners:  Flash from Macromedia, SQL Anywhere Studio
        from Sybase and EJB Specification 2.X from Sun Microsystems.
     -- Languages and Development Environments:  Jolt Award winner:  JBuilder
        from Borland.
        Productivity Award winners:  Weblogic EJB Server from BEA systems,
        WebGain Studio from WebGain Corp., and Zope from Digital Creations.
     -- Hall of Fame Award:  Visual SlickEdit from MicroEdge
 
     About Software Development magazine
     Software Development magazine provides more than 100,000 technical
 managers and corporate developers (publisher's own data) with practical
 solutions for leading application development teams and projects.  It is the
 premier source of information on the people-management issues, products and
 practices that today's technical leaders need to deliver reliable, successful
 software applications on time and on budget.  Qualified subscriptions are
 available at http://www.sdmagazine.com/circ/ .
 
     About CMP Media's Software Development Media Group
     Software Development magazine is part of the Software Development Media
 Group.  Other properties include Dr. Dobb's Journal, MSDN magazine, C/C++
 Users Journal, Windows Developer's Journal, and the Software Development
 Conferences and Expositions, as well as their related Web sites.  These
 titles, formerly under the Miller Freeman brand, are now part of the CMP
 division.  The Software Development Media Group offers clients the largest,
 most influential audience of software developers and business solution
 providers available through a single media company.
 
     About CMP Media LLC
     CMP Media LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Business Media PLC
 (UBM), is the leading high-tech media company providing essential information
 and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders,
 sellers and users of technology worldwide.  With its portfolio of newspapers,
 magazines, custom publishing, Internet products, research, consulting and
 conferences, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive,
 integrated solutions tailored to meet their individual needs.  Online editions
 of the company's print publications, along with products and services created
 exclusively for the Internet, can be found on CMPnet at
 http://www.CMPnet.com .
     More information on the Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards is
 available at www.sdmagazine.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Alexandra Weber Morales, Editor in Chief, 415-947-6170, or
 aweber@cmp.com, or Paul Calento, Publisher, 415-947-6185, or pcalento@cmp.com,
 both of CMP Media LLC.
 
 

SOURCE CMP Media LLC
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of the 11th Annual Jolt
 Product Excellence and Productivity Awards honoring the best software
 development products of 2000 were announced Wednesday, April 11th, 2001 by
 CMP's Software Development magazine editors.  The awards ceremony was held at
 the Software Development West Conference and Exposition at the San Jose
 Convention Center in San Jose CA.  Co-sponsored by the Rochester, NY-based
 Jolt Cola, the Software Development Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity
 Awards are given to products that have "jolted" the industry with their
 significance and made the difficult task of creating corporate software
 faster, easier and more efficient.  Jolt, "the most powerful cola," is the
 fabled soft drink used by software programmers to get them through complex
 development projects.
     "Almost all of the important new development paradigms that surfaced in
 the past ten years -- the Unified Modeling Language, open-source software, the
 Web, and Java -- have been recognized with Jolt or Productivity Awards," said
 Technical Editor Roger Smith.  "This year's winners -- highlighting trends
 like lightweight methodologies, support for multiple operating system
 platforms, and innovative modeling solutions -- continue that excellent
 tradition into a new decade."
     Editor in Chief Alexandra Weber Morales adds, "We're pleased with the
 increasing reader and industry response to this venerable competition, and we
 plan to keep it evolving and growing.  Roger and I also have a ball every year
 putting on the awards ceremony."
     The six categories of tools nominated and chosen by a team of Software
 Development writers, contributing editors and columnists are Languages and
 Development Environments, Design and Management Tools, Books and
 Computer-Based Training, Libraries, Frameworks and Components, Special/Other,
 and Utilities and Deployment Tools.  One Jolt Award and two to
 three Productivity Awards are given for each category.  Jolt award winners
 receive a coveted trophy:  a can of JOLT Cola encased in Lucite.
     The 11th annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Award winners, by
 category, are:
 
     -- Books and Computer-Based Training:  Jolt Award winner:  "Adaptive
        Software Development" by James A. Highsmith III, published by Dorset
        House.
        Productivity Award winners:  "Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense
        Approach to Web Usability" by Steve Krug, published by New Riders
        Publishing; "Secrets and Lies" by Bruce Schneier, published by John
        Wiley & Sons; "Writing Effective Use Cases" by Alistair Cockburn,
        published by Addison Wesley Longman.
     -- Utilities and Deployment Tools:  Jolt Award winner:  VMware for
        Linux/Windows from Vmware.
        Productivity Award winners:  XML Spy from Altova, Jtest from ParaSoft,
        and CodeRover Browser from UPSPRING Software.
     -- Design and Management Tools:  Jolt Award winner:  GDPro from
        Embarcadero Technologies Inc.
        Productivity Award winners:  Together Control Center from TogetherSoft,
        WebSphere Studio from IBM, and eSETweb from Software Productivity
        Center Inc.
     -- Libraries, Frameworks and Components:  Jolt Award winner:  SoftWIRE
        from SoftWIRE Technology LLC.
        Productivity Award winners:  Bold for Delphi from BoldSoft, and
        VisualSoft Crypt from VisualSoft Technologies Limited.
     -- Special/Other:  Jolt Award winner:  Dreamweaver UltraDev from
        Macromedia.
        Productivity Award winners:  Flash from Macromedia, SQL Anywhere Studio
        from Sybase and EJB Specification 2.X from Sun Microsystems.
     -- Languages and Development Environments:  Jolt Award winner:  JBuilder
        from Borland.
        Productivity Award winners:  Weblogic EJB Server from BEA systems,
        WebGain Studio from WebGain Corp., and Zope from Digital Creations.
     -- Hall of Fame Award:  Visual SlickEdit from MicroEdge
 
     About Software Development magazine
     Software Development magazine provides more than 100,000 technical
 managers and corporate developers (publisher's own data) with practical
 solutions for leading application development teams and projects.  It is the
 premier source of information on the people-management issues, products and
 practices that today's technical leaders need to deliver reliable, successful
 software applications on time and on budget.  Qualified subscriptions are
 available at http://www.sdmagazine.com/circ/ .
 
     About CMP Media's Software Development Media Group
     Software Development magazine is part of the Software Development Media
 Group.  Other properties include Dr. Dobb's Journal, MSDN magazine, C/C++
 Users Journal, Windows Developer's Journal, and the Software Development
 Conferences and Expositions, as well as their related Web sites.  These
 titles, formerly under the Miller Freeman brand, are now part of the CMP
 division.  The Software Development Media Group offers clients the largest,
 most influential audience of software developers and business solution
 providers available through a single media company.
 
     About CMP Media LLC
     CMP Media LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Business Media PLC
 (UBM), is the leading high-tech media company providing essential information
 and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders,
 sellers and users of technology worldwide.  With its portfolio of newspapers,
 magazines, custom publishing, Internet products, research, consulting and
 conferences, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive,
 integrated solutions tailored to meet their individual needs.  Online editions
 of the company's print publications, along with products and services created
 exclusively for the Internet, can be found on CMPnet at
 http://www.CMPnet.com .
     More information on the Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards is
 available at www.sdmagazine.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Alexandra Weber Morales, Editor in Chief, 415-947-6170, or
 aweber@cmp.com, or Paul Calento, Publisher, 415-947-6185, or pcalento@cmp.com,
 both of CMP Media LLC.
 
 SOURCE  CMP Media LLC

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