TechWeb Announces Finalists for Jolt Product Excellence Awards
Software Development Conference & Expo West Hosts 19th Annual 'Oscars' of Software Development Industry
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- TechWeb today announced the finalists for this year's Jolt Product Excellence Awards. 65 finalists in 13 categories were chosen by a team of esteemed industry insiders, columnists, and technology leaders. The awards ceremony will take place on March 11, 2009 at the annual Software Development Conference & Expo West at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Free Expo passes which include access to the Jolt Awards and other special events are available at http://www.sdexpo.com.
For the past 18 years, the Jolt Product Excellence Awards have been presented annually to showcase products 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.
"The Jolt judges have selected these finalists from the nearly 300 qualified nominations that were submitted online. The submissions represent the many innovative tools available for every phase of the software development lifecycle," said Amber Ankerholz, Jolt Award Project Manager. "This year's finalist round was extremely competitive and we appreciate the effort all of the participants put into showcasing their products' features for the judges."
In the next round of the Jolt Award process, the judges will examine the finalists according to the standard criteria of audience suitability, productivity, innovation, quality, ROI, risk, and flexibility. They focus on products that are ahead of the curve, universally useful, rich in functionality or that were solutions to problems in their product space.
One Jolt Award and three Productivity Awards will be presented in each category. Jolt Product Excellence Award winners will receive the now legendary trophy that features a can of JOLT cola encased in Lucite. The finalists are:
Change and Configuration Management Tools
Database Engines and Data Tools
Design Tools and Modeling
Libraries, Frameworks and Components
Mobile and Web Development Tools
Project Management Tools
Complete Jolt Awards details are available at http://www.joltawards.com.
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