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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
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
``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
-- Books and Computer-Based Training: Jolt Award winner: "Adaptive
Software Development" by James A. Highsmith III, published by Dorset
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
-- 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
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
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
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practices that today's technical leaders need to deliver reliable, successful
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More information on the Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards is
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Alexandra Weber Morales, Editor in Chief, 415-947-6170, or
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both of CMP Media LLC.