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CMP Media's Software Development Magazine Announces Finalists for the 16th Annual Jolt Product Excellence & Productivity Awards

Developer Tools, Books, and Websites Vie for Coveted Trophy

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMP Media's Software Development magazine today announced the finalists for this year's Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards. The 89 finalists in 14 categories were chosen by a team of Software Development editors, columnists, and industry gurus.

For the past 15 years, the Software Development Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity 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.

"Our twenty Jolt judges-leaders in the software development field-have selected 89 impressive finalists from hundreds of nominations," commented Software Development Technical Editor Rosalyn Lum. "The number of nominations we received this year was unprecedented and the process of narrowing down the finalists was a massive, albeit exciting, task, with many more products contending in each category. These products represent a cross section of the most ground-breaking tools for every phase of the software development lifecycle-a testament that the spirit of innovation is alive and well in the software development sector."

"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 15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center during SD West 2006, which attracts more than 3,000 software developers, renowned industry speakers, and press annually. Winners will also be featured in the June 2006 issue of Software Development magazine.

One Jolt Award and three Productivity Awards will be presented for each category.

The finalists are: Books General -- Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become by Peter Morville (O'Reilly) -- Best Software Writing by Joel Spolsky (Apress) -- Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy by Ron Goldman and Richard P. Gabriel (Morgan Kaufmann) -- Prefactoring by Ken Pugh (O'Reilly) -- 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) -- The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Books: Technical -- Agile Web Development with Rails by Dave Thomas et al. (Pragmatic Bookshelf) -- Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries by Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams (Addison-Wesley) -- Practical Common Lisp by Peter Seibel (Apress) -- Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts Technology and Design by Thomas Erl (Prentice Hall) -- Why Programs Fail, First Edition: A Guide to Systematic Debugging by Andreas Zeller (Morgan Kaufmann) -- Wicked Cool Java: Code Bits, Open-Source Libraries, and Project Ideas by Brian D. Eubanks (No Starch Press) Enterprise Project Management -- Corticon Business Rules Management 4.0 (Corticon) -- JBoss 2 Portal (JBoss) -- ProVision Enterprise 5.0 (Proforma) -- Rally 5.6 (Rally Software Development) -- Visual Studio Team System 2005 (Microsoft) -- WelcomRisk 2.6 (Welcom) Database Engines and Data Tools -- Attensity Discover 2.7 (Attensity) -- Berkeley DB 4.4 (Sleepycat Software) -- EnterpriseDB 2005 (EnterpriseDB) -- Google Maps API 2005 (Google) -- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Microsoft) -- MySQL 5.0 (MySQL) Defect Tracking, Change, and Configuration Management -- Automated Build Studio 1.7 (AutomatedQA) -- CollabNet Enterprise Edition 2005 (CollabNet) -- ElectricAccelerator 3.0 (Electric Cloud) -- FogBugz 4.0 (Fog Creek) -- Guiffy SureMerge 7.0 (Guiffy Software) -- JIRA 3.4 (Atlassian Software) -- Perforce SCM 2005 (Perforce) Design Tools and Modeling -- Altova UModel 2005 (Altova) -- Borland Together 2006 for Eclipse (Borland) -- Compuware OptimalJ 4.0 (Compuware) -- Enterprise Architect 6.0 (Sparx Systems) -- Lattix LDM 2.0 (Lattix) -- MagicDraw UML 10.0 (No Magic) -- MindManager Pro 6.0 (Mindjet) Development Environments -- Borland Developer Studio 2006 (Borland) -- CodeRush w/ Refactor! Pro 1.1 (Developer Express) -- Eclipse SDK 3.1 (Eclipse.org) -- IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 (JetBrains) -- Komodo 3.5 (ActiveState) -- Visual Studio Team System 2005 (Microsoft) Libraries, Frameworks, and Components --.NET Framework 2.0 (Microsoft) -- Dundas Chart for .NET 5.0 (Dundas Software) -- Qt 4.0 (Trolltech) -- Spring Framework 1.2.6 (SpringFramework.org) -- TopCoder Software Component Libraries 5.0 (TopCoder) -- U3 SDK 2005 (U3) Mobile Development Tools -- Carbide.c++ Express (Nokia) -- Crossfire 5.6 (AppForge) -- Flash Lite 2.0 (Adobe) -- mWorks platform (mFoundry) -- NetBeans IDE 4.1 (Sun Microsystems) -- Qtopia (Trolltech) Quality Project Management -- CollabNet Enterprise Edition with Project Dashboard/Task Management 2005 (CollabNet) -- protexIP/development 3.0 (Black Duck) -- QACenter Enterprise Edition 5.1 (Compuware) -- Rally 5.6 (Rally Software Development) -- SilkCentral Test Manager 8.1 (Segue) -- TargetProcess Suite 1.4 (TargetProcess) Security Tools -- CodeAssure 2.0 (Secure Software) -- DevInspect & SecureObjects 1.5 (SPI Dynamics) -- DevPartner SecurityChecker 1.0 (Compuware) -- Elemental Compliance System 1.4 (Elemental) -- Fortify Security Tester 1.0 (Fortify) -- SQL Backup Pro Edition 2005 (Red Gate Software) Testing Tools -- Agitator 3.0 (Agitar Software) -- AQtime 4.7 (AutomatedQA) -- Clover 1.3 (Cenqua) -- Parasoft Jtest 7.0 (Parasoft) -- TestComplete 4.0 (AutomatedQA) -- VMTN Subscription 2005 (VMware) Utilities -- Camtasia Studio 3.0 (TechSmith) -- DevPartner Studio 8 (Compuware) -- dotTrace 1.1 (JetBrains) -- Fog Creek Copilot 1.2 (Fog Creek Software) -- Openmake 6.4 (Catalyst Systems) -- ReSharper 1.5 (JetBrains) -- SnagIt 7.2 (TechSmith) Web Development Tools -- Backbase Standard Edition 3.1 (Backbase) -- ColdFusion MX7 (Adobe) -- DevPartner Studio 8 (Compuware) -- JBoss Application Server 4x (JBoss) -- Macromedia Studio 8 2005 (Adobe) -- Rails 1.0 (rubyonrails.org) -- Zend Studio -- Enterprise Edition 5.0 (Zend)

More information on the Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards is available at http://www.sdmagazine.com/.

To attend the awards ceremony, register for a free SD West 2006 expo pass or press badge at http://www.sdexpo.com/.

About Software Development magazine

Software Development magazine is the leading magazine for software development managers: the definitive source to empower those who implement and manage teams, technologies, practices and tools integral to successful development projects. Software Development magazine is a monthly publication reaching over 100,000 subscribers. Software Development magazine readers are trailblazing managers who care passionately about enlivening and expediting the task of delivering successful software on time and under budget.

About CMP Media (http://www.cmp.com/)

Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands in the technology, healthcare and entertainment industries, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields 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 each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Media 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, Technical Editor 415-947-6182; [email protected] PR Contact: Jenny Searles, Marketing Manager 415-947-6162; [email protected]

CMP Media

CONTACT: Rosalyn Lum, Technical Editor, +1-415-947-6182, or
[email protected], or Jenny Searles, Marketing Manager, +1-415-947-6162, or
[email protected], both of CMP Media

Web site: http://www.sdmagazine.com/

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