Great CFDJ editorial by Simon Horwith that pretty well summarizes the significance of 2005 for ColdFusion customers and the ColdFusion product team alike:
I'm glad to be a part of it, and I'm happy to say that we're full-out working on more truly great CF innovation.
We're finalists in the Web Development Tools category along with:
• Backbase Standard Edition 3.1 (Backbase)
• ColdFusion MX7 (Adobe)
• DevPartner Studio 8 (Compuware)
• JBoss Application Server 4x (JBoss)
• Macromedia Studio 8 2005 (Adobe)
• Rails 1.0 (rubyonrails.org)
• Zend Studio - Enterprise Edition 5.0 (Zend)
Very cool. It's great that Studio 8 also made the cut. Here's the full announcement:
A little about Software Development Magazine's Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards from the link above:
"For the past 15 years, the Software Development Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity 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. Jolt Cola, the fabled soft drink quaffed by software developers for sustenance during project development marathons, sponsors the awards presentation."
“Our twenty Jolt judges—leaders in the software development field—have selected 89 impressive finalists from hundreds of nominations,” commented Software Development Technical Editor Rosalyn Lum. “The number of nominations we received this year was unprecedented and the process of narrowing down the finalists was a massive, albeit exciting, task, with many more products contending in each category. These products represent a cross section of the most ground-breaking tools for every phase of the software development lifecycle—a testament that the spirit of innovation is alive and well in the software development sector."
“In the next phase, we’ll be ‘looking under the hood’ at these select products, not only examining the standard criteria of audience suitability, productivity, innovation, quality, ROI, risk, and flexibility, but also seeking products that are: ahead of the curve; universally useful; simple, yet rich in functionality; redefine their product space; or solve a nagging problem that has consistently eluded other products and books."
"The awards ceremony will take place on March 15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center during SD West 2006, which attracts more than 3,000 software developers, renowned industry speakers, and press annually. Winners will also be featured in the June 2006 issue of Software Development magazine."
Hopefully we can win the award as well. :)