CMP Media's Software Development Magazine Opens Nominations for the 15th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards

14 Categories to Honor Those Who Have 'Jolted' the Industry

Oct 12, 2004

Software Development's editors today announced that nominations for the 15th Annual Software Development Jolt Product Excellence Awards are now open. Each year Software Development partners with Jolt Cola to acknowledge those products, books and technologies that "jolt" the industry with their significance. The 2005 Jolt Award winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on March 16, 2005 at the Software Development Conference & Expo West at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Winners will also be featured in the June 2005 issue of Software Development.

Last year over 200 nominations for books, tools, technologies and web sites were submitted for the coveted trophies and this year's competition promises to be just as exciting.

"Some of the criteria that the judges will be looking at, in addition to the standard dimensions of suitability to audience, productivity, quality and ROI, include measures of innovation. We're looking for tools that are 'ahead of the curve,' or head-slappers; we're excited whenever we see a product that redefines a genre or solves a problem that has previously always eluded a solution," said Technical Editor Rosalyn Lum.

  The categories are:

  -- Books:  Practical/General Developer Interest
  -- Books:  Technical
  -- Business Integration and Data Tools
  -- Change and Configuration Management Tools
  -- Design Tools
  -- Languages and Development Environments
  -- Libraries, Frameworks and Components
  -- Management Tools
  -- Mobile Development Tools
  -- Security Tools
  -- Testing Tools
  -- Utilities
  -- Web Development Tools
  -- Websites and Developer Networks

Nominations should be submitted online at -

Deadline for nominations is December 15, 2004. The nomination fee is $200 per product. Nominations received prior to November 15, 2004 will receive an early bird discount of $50.

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

About Software Development magazine

Software Development is the leading magazine for software development managers. It is the definitive source to empower those who implement and manage teams, technologies, practices and tools integral to successful development projects. Software Development is a monthly publication reaching 100,840 subscribers. Software Development readers, who average more than 12 years' experience in the field, are trailblazing managers who care passionately about enlivening and expediting the task of delivering successful software on time and under budget.

Software Development magazine is part of CMP Media LLC's Software Development Media Group, which also publishes Dr. Dobb's Journal, MSDN magazine, C/C++ Users Journal, Windows Developer's Magazine, Byte and SysAdmin; holds the semiannual Software Development Conference and Exposition; and produces 15 Web sites. The Software Development Media Group reaches the largest, most influential audience of software developers and business solution providers available through a single media company.

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   Alexandra Weber Morales, Editor in Chief
   Rosalyn Lum, Technical Editor

   PR Contact:
   Kate Adams, Director of Marketing


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