Dr. Dobb's Software Development Best Practices 2008 Solidifies Place as Top Industry Event With Support of IBM and F5 Networks

Global Leaders in Application Delivery Networking and Advanced Technologies Secure Best Available Interaction with Highly Qualified Software Development Professionals

Aug 27, 2008

Think Services, an innovative media company connecting specialized communities worldwide, today announced that IBM and F5 Networks will join Software Development Best Practices 2008 as platinum sponsors.

"We are thrilled to have the support of IBM and F5 Networks for the sixth annual Software Development Best Practices," said Conference Director Tamara Carter. "Attendees will greatly benefit from the technical expertise of these two leaders in the software development and networking arenas, respectively."

Taking place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston October 27-30, Software Development Best Practices 2008 is the premier industry event where development leaders gather to learn about the latest technologies, network with peers, engage with leading vendors and get inspiration from software visionaries. The conference delivers world-class, vendor-neutral training to an audience of 2,500 influential software development professionals. This year's program features more than 140 forward-looking sessions that cover the entire application development lifecycle plus nightly networking events.

To learn more about impactful ways to reach this highly qualified audience of established industry professionals, and to take advantage of discounted registration pricing for your colleagues and teams, visit http://www.sdbestpractices.com/.

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About Think Services

Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using innovative media, educational events, consulting, training and certification. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute, HDI, and Dr. Dobb's Journal. Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. To learn more, visit http://www.think-services.com/.

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