Just forwarding this announcement. Commercial and open source
products are both welcome, so if you know of a good tool please pass
this announcement to the company or project team responsible for it.
Nominations for the 16th Annual Software Development Jolt Product Excellence
Awards are now open. We're looking for products and books that have made a
difference to developers in 2005--products that have jolted the industry. Will
your product join the field this year? The deadline for nominations is December
1, 2005. Nominate your product now at:
Categories this year include:
The Software Development Jolt Product Excellence Awards Category Descriptions
1. Books: Practical/General Developer Interest: Computer history, best
practices, project management, developer or team efficiency, and socioeconomic,
regulatory or career issues relating to software.
2. Books: Technical: Specific languages, technologies, platforms, hardware,
operating systems, coding styles, modeling, architecture, source-code
optimization and code-level security.
3. Enterprise Project Management Tools: Tools for enterprise application
integration (EAI), customer relationship management (CRM), business-process
orchestration or integration, middleware and database applications that
streamline business processes and improve integration.
4. Database Engines and Data Tools: Tools that help facilitate, maintain and
manage the storage and retrieval of data and objects, including
search tools for
both desktop and enterprise.
5. Defect Tracking, Change and Configuration Management Tools: Tools that
track and manage software defects and enhancement requests as well as version
control and change or configuration management.
6. Design Tools and Modeling: Tools for requirements gathering, modeling,
automatic code generation from models, and GUI or prototype design.
7. Development Environments: Innovative programming languages, source code
editors and integrated development environments (IDEs).
8. Libraries, Frameworks and Components: Libraries of methods for enhancing
security, transactions, graphical user interfaces and database connectivity;
also stand-alone components, component libraries or services and COTS.
Frameworks and components are systems that allow for the modification and
extensions to build your application,
9. Mobile Development Tools: Application tools for mobile handheld
development, including IDEs, network management and roll-out.
10. Quality and Project Management Tools: Planning, analysis and scheduling
tools that aid in estimating costs, program size and development effort, and
managing risks and budgets. Also tools for tracking productivity metrics,
recommending software development processes or best practices, and guiding
11. Security Tools: Tools for authentication and encryption, firewalls,
network monitoring, system enhancements, system monitoring and spam.
12. Testing Tools: Tools for test scripting, automation, tracking and
documentation; quality assurance planning; test-case design; white- and
13. Utilities: Code optimizers and coding standards tools, build tools,
platform and device emulators, code obfuscators, messaging solutions,
help-authoring tools, product-demonstration tools and
14. Web Development Tools: Tools for developing and deploying Web-based
applications, including application servers and infrastructure to help Web
applications interact dynamically with other Web applications, and tools using
open standards such as XML, SOAP and HTML.
Software Development Magazine
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Scott W. Ambler
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