CMP's Dr. Dobb's Journal Opens Nominations for the 17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards

16 categories to honor the most jolting software development products of 2006

Nov 21, 2006

CMP Technology's Dr. Dobb's Journal today announced that nominations for the 17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards are now open. Each year, the Jolt Product Excellence Awards, sponsored by Dr. Dobb's Journal, acknowledges those products, books and technologies that "jolt" the industry with their significance. Finalists will be announced in January 2007, and the 2006 Jolt Award winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on March 21, 2007 at the 20th Software Development Conference & Expo West at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Last year more than 350 nominations for books, tools, and technologies were submitted for the coveted trophies, and this year's competition promises to be just as tough. "Our esteemed panel of Jolt judges look for the most innovative and leading-edge products in each category," said Jolt Awards Director Rosalyn Lum. "The Jolt Awards honor products that have redefined a genre or solved a problem that has previously eluded a solution."

  This year's categories are:

   --   Books (Practical/General Developer Interest)
   --   Books (Technical)
   --   Change and Configuration Management Tools
   --   Collaboration Tools
   --   Database Engines and Data Tools
   --   Design and Modeling Tools
   --   Development Environments
   --   Enterprise Tools
   --   Libraries, Frameworks and Components
   --   Mobile Development Tools
   --   Project Management Tools
   --   Security Tools
   --   Testing Tools
   --   Utilities
   --   Web Development Tools
   --   Websites and Developer Networks

Nominations may be submitted online at until December 15, 2006.

More information on the Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards is available at .

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