Marked up: Finalists for the 16th Annual Jolt Product Excellence & Productivity Awards

The finalists for this year's Jolt awards have been announced here, but there was no markup, just plain text -- so i used the (as yet, unreleased) World's Simplest Code Generator (version 3) to link each one of them to a google search... Now you can dig a little deeper

[Read on for the list itself...]

Books: General

  1. Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become by Peter Morville (O'Reilly)
  2. Best Software Writing by Joel Spolsky (Apress)
  3. Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy by Ron Goldman and Richard P. Gabriel (Morgan Kaufmann)
  4. Prefactoring by Ken Pugh (O'Reilly)
  5. Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project by Karl Fogel (O'Reilly)
  6. The Art of Project Management by Scott Berkun (O'Reilly)
  7. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Books: Technical

  1. Agile Web Development with Rails by Dave Thomas et al. (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
  2. Framework Design Guidelines: Conventions, Idioms, and Patterns for Reusable .NET Libraries by Krzysztof Cwalina and Brad Abrams (Addison-Wesley)
  3. Practical Common Lisp by Peter Seibel (Apress)
  4. Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts Technology and Design by Thomas Erl (Prentice Hall)
  5. Why Programs Fail, First Edition: A Guide to Systematic Debugging by Andreas Zeller (Morgan Kaufmann)
  6. Wicked Cool Java: Code Bits, Open-Source Libraries, and Project Ideas by Brian D. Eubanks (No Starch Press)

Enterprise Project Management

  1. Corticon Business Rules Management 4.0 (Corticon)
  2. JBoss 2 Portal (JBoss)
  3. ProVision Enterprise 5.0 (Proforma)
  4. Rally 5.6 (Rally Software Development)
  5. Visual Studio Team System 2005 (Microsoft)
  6. WelcomRisk 2.6 (Welcom)

Database Engines and Data Tools

  1. Attensity Discover 2.7 (Attensity)
  2. Berkeley DB 4.4 (Sleepycat Software)
  3. EnterpriseDB 2005 (EnterpriseDB)
  4. Google Maps API 2005 (Google)
  5. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Microsoft)
  6. MySQL 5.0 (MySQL)

Defect Tracking, Change, and Configuration Management

  1. Automated Build Studio 1.7 (AutomatedQA)
  2. CollabNet Enterprise Edition 2005 (CollabNet)
  3. ElectricAccelerator 3.0 (Electric Cloud)
  4. FogBugz 4.0 (Fog Creek)
  5. Guiffy SureMerge 7.0 (Guiffy Software)
  6. JIRA 3.4 (Atlassian Software)
  7. Perforce SCM 2005 (Perforce)

Design Tools and Modeling

  1. Altova UModel 2005 (Altova)
  2. Borland Together 2006 for Eclipse (Borland)
  3. Compuware OptimalJ 4.0 (Compuware)
  4. Enterprise Architect 6.0 (Sparx Systems)
  5. Lattix LDM 2.0 (Lattix)
  6. MagicDraw UML 10.0 (No Magic)
  7. MindManager Pro 6.0 (Mindjet)

Development Environments

  1. Borland Developer Studio 2006 (Borland)
  2. CodeRush w/ Refactor! Pro 1.1 (Developer Express)
  3. Eclipse SDK 3.1 (Eclipse.org)
  4. IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 (JetBrains)
  5. Komodo 3.5 (ActiveState)
  6. Visual Studio Team System 2005 (Microsoft)

Libraries, Frameworks, and Components

  1. .NET Framework 2.0 (Microsoft)
  2. Dundas Chart for .NET 5.0 (Dundas Software)
  3. Qt 4.0 (Trolltech)
  4. (go Brisbane!)
  5. Spring Framework 1.2.6 (SpringFramework.org)
  6. TopCoder Software Component Libraries 5.0 (TopCoder)
  7. U3 SDK 2005 (U3)

Mobile Development Tools

  1. Carbide.c++ Express (Nokia)
  2. Crossfire 5.6 (AppForge)
  3. Flash Lite 2.0 (Adobe)
  4. mWorks platform (mFoundry)
  5. NetBeans IDE 4.1 (Sun Microsystems)
  6. Qtopia (Trolltech)

Quality Project Management

  1. CollabNet Enterprise Edition with Project Dashboard/Task Management 2005 (CollabNet)
  2. protexIP/development 3.0 (Black Duck)
  3. QACenter Enterprise Edition 5.1 (Compuware)
  4. Rally 5.6 (Rally Software Development)
  5. SilkCentral Test Manager 8.1 (Segue)
  6. TargetProcess Suite 1.4 (TargetProcess)

Security Tools

  1. CodeAssure 2.0 (Secure Software)
  2. DevInspec & SecureObjects 1.5 (SPI Dynamics)
  3. DevPartner SecurityChecker 1.0 (Compuware)
  4. Elemental Compliance System 1.4 (Elemental)
  5. Fortify Security Tester 1.0 (Fortify)
  6. SQL Backup Pro Edition 2005 (Red Gate Software)

Testing Tools

  1. Agitator 3.0 (Agitar Software)
  2. AQtime 4.7 (AutomatedQA)
  3. Clover 1.3 (Cenqua)
  4. Parasoft Jtest 7.0 (Parasoft)
  5. TestComplete 4.0 (AutomatedQA)
  6. VMTN Subscription 2005 (VMware)

Utilities

  1. Camtasia Studio 3.0 (TechSmith)
  2. DevPartner Studio 8 (Compuware)
  3. dotTrace 1.1 (JetBrains)
  4. Fog Creek Copilot 1.2 (Fog Creek Software)
  5. Openmake 6.4 (Catalyst Systems)
  6. ReSharper 1.5 (JetBrains)
  7. SnagIt 7.2 (TechSmith)

Web Development Tools

  1. Backbase Standard Edition 3.1 (Backbase)
  2. ColdFusion MX7 (Adobe)
  3. DevPartner Studio 8 (Compuware)
  4. JBoss Application Server 4x (JBoss)
  5. Macromedia Studio 8 2005 (Adobe)
  6. Rails 1.0 (rubyonrails.org)
  7. Zend Studio - Enterprise Edition 5.0 (Zend)
 

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