14th Annual Jolt Awards


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  1. 14th Annual Jolt Awards (6 messages)

    Fourteen Jolt Awards, 42 Productivity Awards and one Hall of Fame inductee were announced at SD West Conference and Expo's evening gala. Now all of the results have been published.

    Books - General
    • Jolt Award: Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister (Dorset House)
    • Productivity Award: The Art of UNIX Programming by Eric S. Raymond (Addison-Wesley)
    • Productivity Award: Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck (Addison-Wesley)
    • Productivity Award: Pragmatic Starter Kit by Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt (The Pragmatic Programmers)
    Books - Technical
    • Jolt Award: Test-Driven Development: A Practical Guide by David Astels (Prentice Hall)
    • Productivity Award: About Face 2.0 by Alan Cooper and Robert Reimann (Wiley)
    • Productivity Award: Agile Database Techniques: Effective Strategies for the Agile Software Developer by Scott W. Ambler (Wiley)
    • Productivity Award: Code Reading: The Open Source Perspective by Diomidis Spinellis (Addison-Wesley)
    Business Integration and Data Tools
    • Jolt Award: JRules 4.5 (ILOG)
    • Productivity Award: DT/Studio 2.0 (Embarcadero)
    • Productivity Award: Mapforce 2004 (Altova)
    • Productivity Award: Unify NXJ 10.0 (Unify)
    Change and Configuration Management Tools
    • Jolt Award: AccuRev 3.3.1 (AccuRev)
    • Productivity Award: BitKeeper Pro 3.0 (BitMover)
    • Productivity Award: ClearCase Change Management Solution Enterprise Edition (IBM Rational)
    • Productivity Award: Perforce SCM System 2003.1 (Perforce Software)
    Design and Analysis Tools
    • Jolt Award: MindManager X5 Pro (Mindjet)
    • Productivity Award: Borland Together Edition for Eclipse 6.1 (Borland)
    • Productivity Award:Visual Paradigm for UML 3.0 (Visual Paradigm)
    • Productivity Award: WayPointer 3.0 (Jaczone)
    Languages and Development Environments
    • Jolt Award: The Eclipse IDE and Application Framework 2.1 (Eclipse: open source)
    • Productivity Award: AspectJ 1.1 (Eclipse: open source)
    • Productivity Award: IntelliJ IDEA 3.0 (JetBrains)
    • Productivity Award: OS X Xcode Tools (Apple Computer)
    Libraries, Frameworks, and Components
    • Jolt Award: Hibernate 2.1 (Hibernate: open source)
    • Productivity Award: JViews 5.5 (ILOG)
    • Productivity Award: Prevayler 1.02.002 (Klaus Wuestefeld: open source)
    • Productivity Award: JClass ServerViews 4.0 (Quest Software)
    Mobile Development Tools
    • Jolt Award: Sun J2ME Wireless Toolkit 2.0 (Sun Microsystems)
    • Productivity Award: Crossfire 5 (AppForge)
    • Productivity Award: IBM WebSphere Studio Device Developer 5.6 (IBM)
    • Productivity Award: Pocket PowerBuilder 1.0 (Sybase)
    Project Management Tools
    • Jolt Award: V1: XP 1.0 (Version One)
    • Productivity Award: Estimate Easy Use Case 1.1 (Duvessa Software)
    • Productivity Award: Microsoft Office Project Pro 2003 (Microsoft)
    • Productivity Award: TestTrack Pro 6.1 (Seapine Software)
    Security Tools
    • Jolt Award: Network Probe 1.0 (ObjectPlanet)
    • Productivity Award: eSafe 4.0 (Aladdin Knowledge Systems)
    • Productivity Award: OrangeSpam 1.0.3 (Cobion)
    • Productivity Award: Reactivity 2300 Series XML Firewall (Reactivity)
    Testing Tools
    • Jolt Award: TestComplete 3.0 (AutomatedQA)
    • Productivity Award: Intel VTune Performance Analyzer 7.0 (Intel)
    • Productivity Award: Jtest 5.0 (Parasoft)
    • Productivity Award: QA Wizard 2.2 (Seapine Software)
    • Jolt Award: PopChart, OptiMap and Builder 5.0 (Corda)
    • Productivity Award: DevPartner Studio Professional Edition 7.1 (Compuware)
    • Productivity Award: Virtual PC 2004 (Microsoft)
    • Productivity Award: Visual Build Professional 5.0 (Kinook Software)
    Web Development Tools
    • Jolt Award: Macromedia Studio MX 2004 (Macromedia)
    • Productivity Award: Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe)
    • Productivity Award: SOAPscope 2.0 (Mindreef)
    • Productivity Award: WebLogic Workshop 8.1 (BEA)
    Websites and Developer Networks
    • Jolt Award: IBM developerWorks (IBM)
    • Productivity Award: JavaRanch.com (JavaRanch.com)
    • Productivity Award: O¬íReilly Network (O¬íReilly)
    • Productivity Award: Tigris.org (Tigris.org)
    Hall of Fame
    • Dreamweaver (Macromedia)
    More info here

    Threaded Messages (6)

  2. You have got to be kidding me.[ Go to top ]

    Eclipse over IntelliJ? Give me a break.

    Even the most die-hard Eclipse developers on my dev team abandoned that IDE after I forced them to try IntelliJ for a week. Who the heck came up with this list? Seriously, look at the other entries on this list. The list is a joke and SD magazine had just announced their complete irrelevancy to the world. Congrats crack monkeys.


  3. You have got to be kidding me.[ Go to top ]

    Well, IBM owns SD. What do you expect?
  4. SD is owned by CMP, not IBM[ Go to top ]

    SD is not owned by IBM, it is owned by CMP.
  5. questionable rankings[ Go to top ]

    I'm pretty skeptical of this list based on "an independent panel of judges". There are products on there I've never even heard mention of, but yet they are ranked higher than well established products. A quick look at the product sites makes me strongly question how these products could be ranked higher than established products. (e.g. MindManager X5 Pro is better than Together???)
  6. questionable rankings[ Go to top ]

    I believe someone has to nominate a product in order for it to be considered by the panel. Since the panel (hopefully) considers only technical merits, not how large a userbase a given product has, Together shouldn't win just because they have an established product. I wouldn't be surprised if FishEye or Confluence won a Jolt next year -- even though they're not "established products"...
  7. Cmon![ Go to top ]

    "XYZ-IDE is the best one! Who uses other are a fool. My mon abandoned after I asked with love."

    Hey! There are other preferences that yours. It's just a list.

    Next build your own list! The best one.