Think Services' Dr. Dobb's Opens Nominations for the 19th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards

Prestigious Industry Awards Honor the Top Software Development Products of 2008

Oct 1, 2008

Think Services' Dr. Dobb's Group today announced that nominations for the 19th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards are now open. Each year, the Jolt Product Excellence Awards, presented by Dr. Dobb's, honors the new products, books and technologies that have "jolted" the industry with their significance. Finalists will be announced in December and the Jolt Award winners will be announced on March 11, 2009 at a gala ceremony during the 22nd annual Software Development Conference & Expo West held at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Last year more than 350 nominations for books, tools, and technologies were submitted for the coveted trophie.

"The Jolt judges look for the most innovative and useful products in each category," said Dr. Dobb's Conference Manager Amber Ankerholz. "The winning Jolt products typically define a category or solve a problem in a new way."

  This year's categories are:

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

Nominations can be submitted online at until November 12, 2008. Discounted nomination rates end October 24, 2008.

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

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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, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute, HDI, and Dr. Dobb's Journal.

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