CMP Media's Software Development Magazine Announces Winners for the 13th Annual Jolt Product Excellence & Productivity Awards

44 Products and 1 Hall of Fame Winner Honored

Mar 27, 2003

Winners of the 13th Annual Software Development Excellence and Productivity Awards were announced Wednesday, March 26 by the editors of Software Development magazine. The ceremony was held at the SD West Conference & Exposition at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

For the past 13 years, Software Development Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards have been presented annually to products, books and websites that have "jolted" the industry with their impact on creating faster, easier and more efficient software. Jolt cola, the fabled soft drink used by software developers for sustenance during development projects, sponsors the awards presentation.

There were more than fifty-five companies and over three hundred attendees at the award ceremony where Robert C. Martin (President, Object Mentor Inc.), Mark Colan (Lead e-business Technology Evangelist, IBM), Mansour Safi (President & CEO, M7 Corp) and other industry gurus were honored.

"This year's Jolt Awards was an incredibly intense, but rewarding process," said Technical Editor Rosalyn Lum. "In addition to increasing number of categories to reflect how technology is evolving, we increased the complexity of the programs and their inter-connectivity requirements. I give full credit to this year's impressive panel of judges for selecting winners who clearly reflect the continued excellence and innovation in software development."

Editor-in-Chief, Alexa Weber Morales, added, "I'm happy that, along with some perennial favorites, we saw newcomers and lesser known tools honored this year. Since 1990, the Jolt Awards have been remarkably prescient in mapping the course of software tools and technologies. I think this year's results reaffirm the power of agility in transforming development, make it clear that Web services are pushing past the corporate firewall, and portend a bright future for Java. Thankfully, innovation in the lifecycle tools market is alive and well."

One Jolt Award and three Productivity Awards were presented for each category. Jolt Product Excellence Award winners received a coveted trophy -- a statue of the new electric blue Jolt cola.

  The 2003 winners by category are:

  Books -- General
  -- Jolt Award:  Agile Software Development:  Principles, Patterns and
     Practices by Robert C. Martin (Pearson Education)
  -- Productivity Award:  Documenting Software Architectures:  Views and
     Beyond by Paul Clements, Felix Bachmann, Len Bass, David Garlan, James
     Ivers, Reed Little, Robert Nord, and Judith Stafford (Addison-Wesley)
  -- Productivity Award:  Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture by
     Martin Fowler (Addison-Wesley)
  -- Productivity Award:  Test-Driven Development: By Example by, Kent Beck

  Books -- Technical
  -- Jolt Award:  Thinking in Java (3rd edition) by Bruce Eckel (Prentice
     Hall PTR)
  -- Productivity Award:  Understanding Web Services by Eric Newcomer
  -- Productivity Award:  Core Java 2, Vol. 1: Fundamentals (6th edition) by
     Cay Horstmann and Gary Cornell (Prentice Hall PTR)
  -- Productivity Award:  PHP and MySQL Web Development by Luke Welling and
     Laura Thompson (Sams Publishing)

  Business Integration and Data Tools
  -- Jolt Award:  Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect (Microsoft)
  -- Productivity Award:  Macromedia ColdFusion MX (Macromedia)
  -- Productivity Award:  SQL Anywhere Studio (Sybase)
  -- Productivity Award:  IBM WebSphere Studio (IBM)

  Design and Analysis Tools
  -- Jolt Award:  Together WebSphere Studio Edition (TogetherSoft, now part
     of Borland)
  -- Productivity Award:  ArgoUML ( )
  -- Productivity Award:  Codagen Architect 3.0 (Codagen)
  -- Productivity Award:  SmartDraw (

  Languages and Development Environments
  -- Jolt Award:  Borland Jbuilder 8 Performance Bundle (Borland)
  -- Productivity Award:  Groove Toolkit for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
     (Groove Networks)
  -- Productivity Award:  IntelliJ IDEA 3.0 (JetBrains)
  -- Productivity Award:  XMLSPY 5 Enterprise Edition (Altova)

  Libraries, Frameworks, and Components
  -- Jolt Award:  .NET Compact Framework 1.0 (Microsoft)
  -- Productivity Award:  CLX (Borland Software)
  -- Productivity Award:  ComponentOne Studio Enterprise (ComponentOne)
  -- Productivity Award:  JClass (Sitraka, now part of Quest Software)

  Project Management Tools
  -- Jolt Award:  Test Track Pro (Seapine Software)
  -- Productivity Award:  MKS Integrity Manager with MKS Source
     Integrity Enterprise Edition (MKS)
  -- Productivity Award:  Perforce (Perforce Software)
  -- Productivity Award:  Select Process Director (Aonix)

  Testing Tools
  -- Jolt Award:  Borland Optimizeit Suite 5 (Borland)
  -- Productivity Award:  JProbe (Sitraka, now part of Quest Software)
  -- Productivity Award:  SilkTest (Segue)
  -- Productivity Award:  WebQA (Watchfire)

  -- Jolt Award:  InstallAnywhere Enterprise Edition (Zero G. Software)
  -- Productivity Award:  Anthill (Urbancode)
  -- Productivity Award:  DevPartner Java Edition (Compuware)
  -- Productivity Award:  RoboHelp X3 (eHelp)

  Web Services Tools
  -- Jolt Award:  BEA WebLogic Workshop (BEA Systems)
  -- Productivity Award:  M7 Application Assembly Platform (M7)
  -- Productivity Award:  SOAP Scope 1.0 (Mindreef)
  -- Productivity Award:  SOAPtest (Parasoft)

  Web Sites and Developer Networks
  -- Jolt Award:  IBM alphaWorks (IBM)
  -- Productivity Award:  BEA dev2dev Online (BEA Systems)
  -- Productivity Award: ( )
  -- Productivity Award: (BetaSoft)

  Hall of Fame
  -- MSDN -- Microsoft Corp.

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

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