Web Development Tools
Rails has made the Ruby language sparkle with so much intensity that even the most obstinate developers with their own favorite languages can't help but take notice and contribute to the buzz, like Joel Spolsky's, Fog Creek Software's CEO, lengthy rant in his blog about the Ruby on Rails craze sweeping the younger crowd of developers.
Productivity Award Winners
JBoss Application Server 4.0.3
JBoss' Application Server (AS) is a full-stack J2EE 1.4 open-source implementation that's so stable, it scales up smoothly from developer workstations to large-scale production-intensive deployments for 24/7 data centers. J-Boss AS is built around a versatile microkernel that binds all components together, is fully configurable and customizable to fit all needs and has an architecture that accommodates custom services beyond J2EE Standards.
Macromedia Studio 8
Macromedia has owned the web page design space since its winning inception of Dreamweaver from both acquired and home grown code back in the dot com heyday. Now on its 8th iteration, it still dominates the web designer's domain. Studio 8 continues to buoy the Dreamweaver flagship title while delivering improvements to its complementary Flash and Fireworks graphic design products.
Zend Studio: Enterprise Edition 5.0