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Jolt Awards: Big Wheels Turning

August 06, 2010

If you've been following Dr. Dobb's Jolt Awards, you already know that they're moving forward at a break-neck pace.

The winners of Round 1 -- Books -- have been announced and congratulations are in order to: Masterminds of Programming, by Federico Biancuzzi and Shane Warden, published by O'Reilly Media; SDLC 3.0, by Mark Kennaley, published by Fourth Medium Press; and Hello World!, by Warren D. Sande and Carter Sande, published by Manning Publications.

As for Round 2 -- Application Libraries and Frameworks -- nominations are now close (and we have a bunch of them) and judging is underway. As you probably expect, this is a very popular category that's loaded with nominations, including the likes of Apache Click, Aspose.Total Java Suite, GigaSpaces XAP, EiffelVision2, ExtenXLS 8 Java Spreadsheet SDK, Infragistics NetAdvantage 2010 Volume 2, /n Software Red Carpet, NetCharts Pro v6.0, Nevron .NET Vision Suite, Qt SDK, and Telerik Suite, among others. (If I didn't mention your library, don't worry.) Good luck to one and all!

We're also getting a jump on nominations for Round 3 -- Mobile and Web Development -- which includes tools and solutions for web-based and mobile and hand-held applications, including network management, application servers and infrastructure, and tools using open standards such as XML, SOAP and HTML. If your software falls into this category, don't wait -- get your nominations in now to ensure thorough evaluations (and to keep the judges from going nuts).

Thanks for your participation in Dr. Dobb's Jolt Award, and thanks to the judges for donating their valuable time. Most of all, thanks to the developers of all this cool software that makes us all winners.

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