Jolt Product Excellence Award
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"The Jolts Awards are the Oscars of our industry."
— Chad Fowler

FINALISTS

Books General | Books Technical | Change and Configuration Management | Database Engines and Data Tools | Design and Modeling Tools | Development Environments | Enterprise Tools | Libraries and Frameworks | Mobile and Web Development | Project Management | Security | Testing Tools | Utilities

Books General

  • 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 Publishing)
  • Designing and Engineering Time: The Psychology of Time Perception in Software by Steven C. Seow (Addison-Wesley Professional)
  • Emergent Design: The Evolutionary Nature of Professional Software Development by Scott L. Bain (Addison-Wesley Professional)
  • Intellectual Property and Open Source by Van Lindberg (O'Reilly Media)
  • Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor your Wetware by Andy Hunt (Pragmatic Bookshelf)

Books Technical

  • High Performance MySQL by Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev, Vadim Tkachenko, Jeremy Zawodny, Arjen Lentz, Derek J. Balling (O'Reilly Media)
  • Java Power Tools by John Ferguson Smart (O'Reilly Media)
  • Programming in Scala by Martin Odersky, Lex Spoon, and Bill Venners (Artima Press)
  • Real World Haskell by John Goerzen, Bryan O'Sullivan, Donald Bruce Stewart (O'Reilly Media)
  • The iPhone Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the iPhone SDK by Erica Sadun (Addison-Wesley Professional)

Change and Configuration Management

  • AccuRev (AccuRev)
  • Change Manager (Embarcadero Technologies)
  • JetBrains TeamCity (JetBrains TeamCity)
  • OpenMake Meister (OpenMake Software)
  • Plastic SCM (Codice Software)

Database Engines and Data Tools

  • Altova DatabaseSpy (Altova)
  • Aqua Data Studio (AquaFold)
  • ER/Studio Enterprise Portal (Embarcadero Technologies)
  • Postgres Plus (EnterpriseDB)
  • Vertica Analytic Database (Vertica Systems)

Design and Modeling Tools

  • BigLever Software Gears (BigLever Software)
  • Blueprint Requirements Center (Blueprint Software Systems)
  • RAVEN (Ravenflow)
  • Screen Architect (Screen Architect Limited/Catch Limited)
  • WindowBuilder Pro (Instantiations)

Development Environments

  • Altova MissionKit (Altova)
  • JBuilder 2008 (Embarcadero Technologies)
  • Komodo IDE (ActiveState Software)
  • ReSharper 4.1 (JetBrains)
  • Servoy (Servoy)

Enterprise Tools

  • Adobe LiveCycle Content Services ES (Adobe Systems)
  • Agile Platform (OutSystems)
  • MindTouch Deki (MindTouch)
  • Rally Enterprise (Rally Software Development Corp)
  • Zenoss Core (Zenoss)

Libraries and Frameworks

  • ComponentOne Studio for Silverlight (ComponentOne)
  • Essential Studio Enterprise Edition (Syncfusion)
  • NetAdvantage for .NET (Infragistics)
  • RadControls for .NET (Telerik)
  • Threading Building Blocks Library 2.1 (Intel)

Mobile and Web Development

  • 3rdRail for Ruby on Rails (Embarcadero Technologies)
  • Adobe Device Central (Adobe Systems)
  • MITE (Keynote Systems)
  • NetBeans (Sun Microsystems)
  • Yahoo! SearchMonkey (Yahoo!)

Project Management

  • CASE Spec (CASE Spec)
  • Pivotal Tracker (Pivotal Labs)
  • Rally Enterprise (Rally Software Development)
  • ScrumWorks Pro (Danube Technologies)
  • TargetProcess (TargetProcess)

Security

  • Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES (Adobe Systems)
  • Crowd (Atlassian)
  • GuardIT (Arxan)
  • InTrust for Databases (Quest Software)
  • Parasoft Application Security Solution (Parasoft)

Testing Tools

  • Clover (Atlassian)
  • Compuware DevPartner Studio (Compuware)
  • Easyb (easyb.org)
  • IBM Rational Software Analyzer (IBM)
  • SONAR (SonarSource)

Utilities

  • Compuware DevPartner Studio (Compuware)
  • DotTrace (JetBrains)
  • HttpWatch (Simtec Limited)
  • JavaRebel (ZeroTurnaround)
  • PowerGadgets (SoftwareFX)