TechWeb Announces Winners of the 19th Annual Jolt Product Excellence & Productivity...

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TechWeb Announces Winners of the 19th Annual Jolt Product Excellence &
Productivity Awards

The 'Oscars' of Software Development Industry Honor Innovation and
Technological Achievement

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Today TechWeb announced the
winners of the 19th annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards at
a gala award ceremony at Software Development West 2009 Conference and Expo
(SD West), held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The ceremony was hosted
by Andrew Binstock, Technology Analyst, Columnist, Editor and Jolt Judge. The
Hall of Fame award was presented to Compuware DevPartner by C.J. Rapp, the
president and CEO of JOLT's parent company Wet Planet Beverages. Complete Jolt
Awards details are available at

For the past 18 years, the Jolt Product Excellence Awards have been presented
annually to products and books that have "jolted" the industry with their
significance and made the task of creating software faster, easier, and more
efficient. The awards presentation is sponsored by JOLT, the fabled soft drink
quaffed by software developers for sustenance during project development
marathons. Jolt Productivity Awards are awarded to those that came in a close
second to the winners. 

"This year was an exceptionally exciting year for our judges, because there
were so many strong contenders in every category," said Amber Ankerholz, Jolt
Award project manager. "The winners reflect the great innovations thriving in
the industry today, and it was especially satisfying to see industry leaders
as well as newcomers changing how developers work by giving them great new
products that reflect the changing software development landscape."

The winners of the 19th Jolt Product Excellence Awards and the recipients of
the Jolt Productivity Awards are:

    1.  General Books
    Jolt Winner:
          Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of
          Project Behavior by Tom Demarco, Peter Hruschka, Tim Lister, Suzanne
          Robertson, James Robertson and Steve McMenamin (Dorset House
    Productivity Winners:
          Emergent Design: The Evolutionary Nature of Professional Software
          Development by Scott L. Bain (Addison-Wesley Professional)
          Intellectual Property and Open Source: A Practical Guide to
          Protecting Code by Van Lindberg (O'Reilly Media)

    2.  Technical Books
    Jolt Winner:
          Real World Haskell by Bryan O'Sullivan, John Goerzen and Don
          Stewart (O'Reilly Media)
    Productivity Winners:
          High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, Replication, and More
          by Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev, Vadim Tkachenko, Jeremy Zawodny,
          Arjen Lentz and Derek J. Balling (O'Reilly Media)
          Programming in Scala by Martin Odersky, Lex Spoon and Bill Venners
          (Artima Press)

    3.  Change and Configuration Management Tools
    Jolt Winner:
          OpenMake Meister (OpenMake Software)
    Productivity Winners:
          AccuRev  (AccuRev)
          Change Manager (Embarcadero Technologies)

    4.  Database Engines and Data Tools
    Jolt Winner:
          Postgres Plus (EnterpriseDB)
    Productivity Winners:
          Aqua Data Studio (AquaFold)
          Vertica Analytic Database (Vertica Systems)

    5.  Design Tools and Modeling
    Jolt Winner:
          Blueprint Requirements Center (Blueprint Software Systems)
    Productivity Winners:
          RAVEN (Ravenflow)
          Screen Architect (Screen Architect Ltd. / Catch Ltd.)

    6.  Development Environments
    Jolt Winner:
          Altova MissionKit (Altova)
    Productivity Winners:
          JBuilder 2008 (Embarcadero Technologies)
          ReSharper 4.1 (JetBrains)

    7.  Enterprise Tools
    Jolt Winner:
          MindTouch Deki (MindTouch)
    Productivity Winners:
          Agile Platform (OutSystems)
          Zenoss Core (Zenoss)

    8.  Libraries, Frameworks and Components
    Jolt Winner:
          ComponentOne Studio for Silverlight (ComponentOne)
    Productivity Winners:
          Essential Studio Enterprise Edition (Syncfusion)
          Threading Building Blocks Library 2.1 (Intel)

    9.  Mobile and Web Development Tools
    Jolt Winner:
          MITE (Keynote Systems)
    Productivity Winners:
          Adobe Device Central (Adobe Systems)
          NetBeans IDE (Sun Microsystems)

    10.  Project Management Tools
    Jolt Winner:
          Pivotal Tracker (Pivotal Labs)
    Productivity Winners:
          Rally Enterprise (Rally Software Development)
          ScrumWorks Pro (Danube Technologies)

    11.  Security Tools
    Jolt Winner:
          Parasoft Application Security Solution (Parasoft)
    Productivity Winners:
          GuardIT (Arxan)
          InTrust for Databases (Quest Software)

    12.  Testing Tools
    Jolt Winner:
          easyb (
    Productivity Winners:
          Compuware DevPartner Studio (Compuware)
          SONAR (SonarSource)

    13.  Utilities
    Jolt Winner:
          HttpWatch (Simtec Ltd.)
    Productivity Winners:
          DotTrace (JetBrains)
          JavaRebel (ZeroTurnaround)

    Jolt Hall of Fame Winner: DevPartner (Compuware)

About TechWeb
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business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and
marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media
brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million*
business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created
around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, VoiceCon
and SD West; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading,
Intelligent Enterprise, Dr. Dobb's,,, and The
Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning
InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology
magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from
next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst
services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of
news distribution and specialist information services with a market
capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. 

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections


Jenny Searles, +1-415-947-6162,, or Natalia Wodecki,
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