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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