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SYS-CON Media Announces the 2007 Java Developer's Journal Readers' Choice Awards

The awards recognize the best products and tools for Java technologies

SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world’s leading i-technology media and events company, has announced the winners and finalists of its 2007 Java Developer’s Journal Readers’ Choice Awards.

The awards recognize the best products and tools for Java technologies in 29 categories. Winners were selected through reader-submitted nominations, followed by online voting at SYS-CON Media’s world-leading Java online magazine site (http://jdj.sys-con.com/).

“This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards results are strong evidence of how the resurgence of enterprise software and tools spawned by the advent of new approaches such as AJAX and Web 2.0 has in turn rejuvenated Java,” said Jeremy Geelan, SYS-CON’s senior vice president, editorial & events. “SYS-CON Media and Java Developer’s Journal together salute the 29 winners as well as the finalists and congratulate them for so clearly helping lead that surge.”

Following is a list of the 2007 Java Developer’s Journal Readers’ Choice Awards winners and finalists:

Best Book
Winner

Thinking in Java 4th Edition by Bruce Eckel, Pearson Education: Prentice Hall

Finalists
1) Design Patterns in Java by Steven John Metsker and William C. Wake, Pearson Education – Addison-Wesley
2) Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse by Anil Hemrajani, Pearson Education, Inc.
3) Java EE 5 Tutorial, 3rd Edition by Eric Jendrock, Jennifer Ball, Debbie Carson, Ian Evans, Scott Fordin, and Kim Haase, Sun Microsystems, Inc.


Best Database Tool or Driver
Winner

MyEclipse 5.0, Genuitec

Finalists
1) DataDirect Connect for JDBC, DataDirect Technologies
2) Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle
3) BEA Workshop Studio, BEA Systems


Best Enterprise Database
Winner

Oracle Database, Oracle

Finalists
1) MySQL Enterprise, MySQL AB
2) DB2, IBM
3) SQL Server, Microsoft Corporation

 
Best Java Application

Winner

Eclipse, Eclipse Foundation

Finalists
1) IntelliJ IDEA 6.0, JetBrains
2) MyEclipse 5.0, Genuitec
3) BEA Workshop Studio, BEA Systems, Inc.

 
Best Java Application Monitoring Tool
Winner

Compuware Vantage, Compuware Corporation

Finalists
1) Wily Introscope 7, CA’s Wily Technology
2) Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle
3) JRockit Mission Control, BEA Systems


Best Java Application Server (Commercial)
Winner

WebLogic, BEA Systems, Inc.

Finalists
1) WebSphere Application Server, IBM
2) Sun Java System Application Server, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
3) Oracle Application Server, Oracle

 
Best Java Application Server (Free)
Winner

JBoss Application Server, Red Hat Middleware

Finalists
1) Project GlassFish, Sun Microsystems
2) Geronimo, Apache Software Foundation
3) WebSphere Application Server Community Edition, IBM

 
Best Java Business Intelligence Tool
Winner

Style Report Analytic Edition, InetSoft Technology

Finalists
1) Crystal Reports, Business Objects
2) JasperIntelligence, JasperSoft
3) Actuate BIRT – Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools, Actuate Corporation

 
Best Java Class Library
Winner

SWT (The Standard Widget Toolkit), Eclipse.org

Finalists
1) Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
2) JavaServer Faces 1.2, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
3) Java API for XML-Based Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.0, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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