2007 Jolts Awards

The Jolt Awards were announced last night. The list of winners is below. We had some particularly competitive categories this year (in Technical Books, I advise you to simply fill your shopping cart with the finalists). Most delightful, this was a year where there was some real innovation, which I'll highlight in some individual discussions.

1. Books General

Jolt Winner:

  • Agile Software Development by Alistair Cockburn (Addison-Wesley Professional)

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Productivity Winners:

  • Catastrophe Disentanglement by E. M. Bennatan (Addison-Wesley Professional)
  • Practices of an Agile Developer by V. Subramaniam and A. Hunt (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
  • Software Estimation Demystifying the Black Art by Steve McConnell (Microsoft Press)

2. Books Technical

Jolt Winner:

  • Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design by B. McLaughlin, G. Pollice, and D. West (O'Reilly Media)

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Productivity Winners:

  • Code Quality by Diomidis Spinellis (Addison-Wesley Professional)
  • Refactoring Databases by Scott W. Ambler and P. J. Sadalage (Addison-Wesley Professional)
  • CSS: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland (O'Reilly Media)

3. Change and Configuration Management

Jolt Winner:

  • AccuRev 4.5 with AccuWorkflow (AccuRev)

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Productivity Winners:

  • AnthillPro3 (Urbancode)
  • Perforce SCM (Perforce)
  • Team Foundation Server (Microsoft)

4. Collaboration Tools

Jolt Winner:

  1. Confluence (Atlassian Software Systems)

Productivity Winners:

  • Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional (Adobe Systems)
  • NetBeans IDE (Sun Microsystems)
  • TeamCity (JetBrains)

5. Database Engines and Data Tools

Jolt Winner:

  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals (Microsoft)

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Productivity Winners:

  • Coral8 Engine (Coral8)
  • Dbdeploy (ThoughtWorks)
  • SQL Refactor (Red Gate Software)

6. Design and Modeling Tools

Jolt Winner:

  • stpBA Storyboarding (stpsoft)

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Productivity Winners:

  • Corticon Business Rules Modeling Studio (Corticon)
  • MagicDraw UML (No Magic)
  • Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite (DataDirect Technologies)

7. Development Environments

Jolt Winner:

  • NetBeans IDE (Sun Microsystems)

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Productivity Winners:
IntelliJ IDEA (JetBrains)
IronPython (Microsoft)
Wolfram Workbench (Wolfram Research)

8. Enterprise Tools

Jolt Winner:

  • Cape Clear ESB Platform (Cape Clear Software)

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Productivity Winners:

  • Liferay Portal (Liferay
  • Appistry EAF (Appistry)
  • Pentaho Open BI Suite (Pentaho)

9. Libraries, Frameworks and Components

Jolt Winner:

  • NetAdvantage for .NET (Infragistics)

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Productivity Winners:

  • JViews (ILOG)
  • .NET Framework 3.0 (Microsoft)
  • Intel Threading Building Blocks (Intel)

10. Mobile Development Tools

Jolt Winner:

  • Carbide .c++ Professional Edition (Nokia)

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Productivity Winners:

  • Crossfire (AppForge)
  • NetBeans Mobility Pack and Sun Java Wireless Tookit (Sun Microsystems)
  • Qtopia (Trolltech)

11. Project Management

Jolt Winner:

  • Rally Enterprise (Rally Software)

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Productivity Winners:

  • 6th Sense Analytics (6th Sense Analytics)
  • Teamwork (Open Lab)
  • V1: Agile Enterprise (VersionOne)

12. Security

Jolt Winner:

  • AppScan (Watchfire)

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Productivity Winners:

  • DevInspect (SPI Dynamics)
  • Fortify Source Code Analysis (Fortify)
  • Metasploit Framework (Metasploit)

13. Testing

Jolt Winner:

  • AgitarOne (Agitar Software)

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Productivity Winners:

  • Mindreef SOAPscope (Mindreef)
  • Parasoft SOAtest (Parasoft)
  • TestComplete (AutomatedQA)

14. Bug and Defect Tracking

Jolt Winner:

  • TestTrack Studio (Seapine Software)

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Productivity Winners:

  • JIRA (Atlassian Software Systems)
  • OnTime 2007 (Axosoft)
  • Software Planner Professional (Pragmatic Software)

15. Utilities

Jolt Winner:

  • VMware Lab Manager (VMware)

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Productivity Winners:

  • Adobe Captivate 2 (Adobe)
  • ElectricCommander (Electric Cloud)
  • Textmate (MacroMates)

16. Web Development

Jolt Winner:

  • Adobe Flex 2 (Adobe Systems)

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Productivity Winners:

  • IntelliJ IDEA (JetBrains)
  • Mindreef SOAPscope Server (Mindreef)
  • NetBeans Visual Web Pack 5.5 (Sun Microsystems)

17. Websites and Developer Networks

Jolt Winner:

  • Sun Developer Network (Sun Microsystems)

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Productivity Winners:

  • CM Crossroads (CMC Media)
  • Koders.com (Koders)
  • Krugle (Krugle)

HALL OF FAME

  • IBM developerWorks (IBM)

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