The 16th Annual Software Development Jolt Product Excellence Awards
Winners by Category
(Click here to view this year's list of finalists.)
1. Books: Practical/General Developer Interest: Computer history, best practices, project management, developer or team efficiency, and socioeconomic, regulatory or career issues relating to software.
Jolt Winner: Prefactoring by Ken Pugh (O'Reilly)
2. Books: Technical: Specific languages, technologies, platforms, hardware, operating systems, coding styles, modeling, architecture, source-code optimization and code-level security.
Jolt Winner: Agile Web Development with Rails by Dave Thomas, David Hansson, Leon Breedt and Mike Clark (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
3. Enterprise Project Management Tools: Tools for enterprise application integration (EAI), customer relationship management (CRM), business-process orchestration or integration, middleware and database applications that streamline business processes and improve integration.
Jolt Winner: WelcomRisk 2.6 (Welcom)
4. Database Engines and Data Tools: Tools that help facilitate, maintain and manage the storage and retrieval of data and objects, including search tools for both desktop and enterprise.
Jolt Winner: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Microsoft)
5. Defect Tracking, Change and Configuration Management Tools: Tools that track and manage software defects and enhancement requests as well as version control and change or configuration management.
Jolt Winner: Perforce SCM 2005 (Perforce)
6. Modeling and Design Tools: Tools for requirements gathering, modeling, automatic code generation from models, and GUI or prototype design.
Jolt Winner: Lattix LDM 2.0 (Lattix)
7. Development Environments: Innovative programming languages, source code editors and integrated development environments (IDEs).
Jolt Winner: Visual Studio Team System 2005 (Microsoft)
8. Libraries, Frameworks and Components: Libraries of methods for enhancing security, transactions, graphical user interfaces and database connectivity; also stand-alone components, component libraries or services and COTS. Frameworks and components are systems that allow for the modification and extensions to build your application.
Jolt Winner: .NET Framework 2.0 (Microsoft)
9. Quality and Project Management Tools: Planning, analysis and scheduling tools that aid in estimating costs, program size and development effort, and managing risks and budgets. Also tools for tracking productivity metrics, recommending software development processes or best practices, and guiding technology selection.
Jolt Winner: Rally 5.6 (Rally Software Development)
10. Mobile Development Tools: Application tools for mobile handheld development, including IDEs, network management and roll-out.
Jolt Winner: Crossfire 5.6 (AppForge)
11. Security Tools: Tools for authentication and encryption, firewalls, network monitoring, system enhancements, system monitoring and spam.
Jolt Winner: Elemental Compliance System 1.4 (Elemental)
12. Testing Tools: Tools for test scripting, automation, tracking and documentation; quality assurance planning; test-case design; white- and black-box testing.
Jolt Winner: VMTN Subscription 2005 (VMware)
13. Utilities: Code optimizers and coding standards tools, build tools, platform and device emulators, code obfuscators, messaging solutions, help-authoring tools, product-demonstration tools and reverse-engineering tools.
Jolt Winner: Camtasia Studio 3.0 (TechSmith)
14. Web Development Tools: Tools for developing and deploying Web-based applications, including application servers and infrastructure to help Web applications interact dynamically with other Web applications, and tools using open standards such as XML, SOAP and HTML.