Jolt Awards Need Your Input: Best Languages, Development Environments, Books...

Dr. Dobb's Journal has taken over the Jolt Awards now that Software Development is no more. Once again I'll be judging and, actually, serving as Moderator of the Development Environments and Languages category.

Given that we considered VS2005 last year (but, hey!, XNA) and given that Callisto is certainly going to be nominated, what other languages and development environments have or should have "Jolted" the industry in the year 2006?

IronPython went to 1.0 a few months ago. 

The re-released Turbo products? Were they just a reboxing of existing tools?

Perl 6 may beat the Dec 31 deadline, but JRuby won't.

I wonder if I can sneak in consideration of Piet, the programming language in which programs look like abstract paintings. (via Harry Pierson)

What new tools and books have helped you kick butt and take names this year?

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