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Software Development Magazine Announces Finalists for 11th Annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards
36 Finalists Selected From Online Nominations by Readers, Software Vendors and Jolt Award Judges
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Finalists for the best software
development products of 2000 have been announced by CMP's Software Development
magazine for the 11th Annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards,
co-sponsored by the Rochester, NY-based Jolt Cola. The products fall into
six categories and are nominated and chosen by a team of Software Development
writers, contributing editors and columnists. Winners will be announced at
Software Development West Conference and Exposition, April 8-12, at the
San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
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. ``For
more than 10 years, Software Development magazine has recognized the best and
most useful products each year with the Jolt Product Excellence and
Productivity awards,'' said Technical Editor Roger Smith. ``For a book or tool
to reach finalist status indicates just how valuable these products are in
delivering high quality software development solutions.''
The six categories of tools honored 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 three Productivity Awards (presented to
the runners-up) are given for each category. Jolt Product Excellence award
winners receive a coveted trophy:
a can of JOLT Cola encased in Lucite.
For the 11th annual awards, 36 finalists were selected from online
nominations by Software Development readers, software vendors and Jolt Award
judges who nominated products by filling in a form at the magazine's Web site
www.sdmagazine.com. The finalists, by category, are:
-- Languages and Development Environments: PHP 4.0 from www.php.net; Perl
Builder 2.0 from Solutionsoft; WebLogic EJB Server from BEA Systems;
WebGain Studio from WebGain Corp.; JBuilder 4.0 from Borland; and Zope
2.2 from Digital Creations.
-- Design and Management Tools: AppCenter 4 from Borland; Together
Control Center 4.2 from TogetherSoft; WebSphere Studio 3.5 from IBM;
Caliber-RM 3.1 from Technology Builders Inc.; GDPro 5.0 from
Embarcadero Technologies Inc.; and eSETweb 2.1 from Software
Productivity Center Inc.
-- Books and Computer-Based Training: Secrets and Lies by Bruce Schneier,
published by John Wiley & Sons; Designing Web Usability: The Practice
of Simplicity by Jakob Nielsen, published by New Riders Publishing;
Adaptive Software Development by James A. Highsmith III, published by
Dorset House; Writing Effective Use Cases by Alistair Cockburn,
published by Addison-Wesley; Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense
Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug, published by New Riders
Publishing; Extreme Programming Installed by Ronald Jeffries,
Ann Anderson and Chet Hendrickson, published by Addison-Wesley; and
The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems
by Jef Raskin, published by Addison-Wesley.
-- Libraries, Frameworks and Components: Bold for Delphi 2.5 from
BoldSoft; SoftWIRE 2.0 from SoftWIRE Technology LLC; NexCore from
NexWave Solutions; VisualSoft FTP 3.0 and VisualSoft Crypt from
VisualSoft Technologies Limited
-- Special/Other: VisiBroker 4.0 from Borland; alphaWorks Web site
http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com from IBM; SQL Anywhere Studio7.0 from
Sybase iAnywhere Solutions; EJB Specification 2.X from
Sun Microsystems; and Flash 5.0 and Dreamweaver UltraDev 4.0 from
-- Utilities and Deployment Tools: VMware for Linux/Windows from VMware;
XML Spy 3.5 from Altova; Visual SlickEdit 6.0 from MicroEdge;
Jtest 3.3 from ParaSoft; CodeRover Browser 2.0 from UPSPRING Software;
and InstallAnywhere 3.5 from ZeroG Software.
About Software Development magazine
Software Development magazine provides more than 100,000 technical
managers and corporate developers 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.
About CMP Media's Software Development Media Group
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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
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of software developers and business solution providers available through a
single media company.
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More information on the Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards is
available at www.sdmagazine.com
Alexandra Weber Morales, Editor in Chief, 415-947-6170, or
email@example.com, or Paul Calento, Publisher, 415-947-6185, or firstname.lastname@example.org,
both of CMP Media Inc.