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SYS-CON Media Readers Cast More Than 4,000 Votes In First Week Of Voting
More Than 50,000 Readers Expected To Define The "2005 Oscars Of The Software Industry"

SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media company, announced that its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards polls opened February 1, 2005, and will remain open for six months, until July 31, 2005. More than 50,000 readers are expected to cast their votes to select the best  software products and services of the year for Java, Linux, Web Services, XML, Microsoft .NET, ColdFusion and Macromedia MX.

Best Java Products of 2005:
http://sys-con.com/java/readerschoice2004

Best Linux Products of 2005:
http://www.sys-con.com/Linux/readerschoice2004

Best Web Services Products of 2005:
http://www.sys-con.com/webservices/readerschoice2004

Best .NET Products of 2005:
http://www.sys-con.com/dotnet/readerschoice2004

Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005:
http://www.sys-con.com/mx/readerschoice2004

SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program is considered to be the most prestigious award program of the software industry and is often referred to as "the Oscars of the software industry." The products participating in the program are nominated by their vendors, customers, users, or SYS-CON readers. This year a record number of companies and products were nominated. Below is a list of all companies and products participating in the 2005 Readers' Choice Awards in each category.

1) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Book Nominees:

Enterprise Java Programming with IBM WebSphere Second Edition (IBM Press); Building Websites with OpenCms (Packt Publishing);  Core Java 2, Volume I-Fundamentals, 7/e by Cay Horstmann and Gary Cornell (Sun Microsystems Press); Core JavaServer Faces by David Geary and Cay Horstmann (Sun Microsystems Press); Eclipse: Building Commercial-Quality Plug-Ins (Instantiations, Inc.); Effective Enterprise Java by Ted Neward (Addison-Wesley); Enterprise Java Security: Building Secure J2EE Applications, (Addison-Wesley), Enterprise Messaging Using JMS and IBM WebSphere (IBM Press); Enterprise Service Bus Sonic (Software Corp.); HIbernate in Action (Manning Publications Co.); IBM WebSphere and Lotus: Implementing Collaborative Solutions (IBM Press); IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration (IBM Press); J2EE 1.4 BluePrints: Designing Web Services with the J2EE 1.4 Platform (Sun Microsystems Press); J2EE Web Services by Richard Monson-Haefel (Addison-Wesley); Java Studio Creator Field Guide (Sun Microsystems Press); Java Transaction Processing (Prentice Hall PTR); JavaDesktop RiA-SoA (sandrasf.com); Just Java 2, Sixth Edition by Peter van der Linden (Prentice Hall PTR); MDA Explained: The Model Driven Architecture: Practice and Promise (Compuware Corp.); Pro Jakarta Commons (Apress); The Definitive Guide to SWT and JFace (Apress); The Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse (IBM Press); The JFC Swing Tutorial, Second Edition (Addison-Wesley).

2) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Database Tool or Driver Nominees:

AdventNet SwisSQL - Oracle to SQL Server Migration Tool (AdventNet Inc.); AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler (Computer Associates); Altova Enterprise XML Suite (Altova); C-JDBC (ObjectWeb); CocoBase(r) Enterprise O/R (Thought Inc.); Daffodil Replicator (Daffodil Software Ltd.); DataDirect Connect for JDBC (DataDirect Technologies); DataDirect Connect for SQL/XML (DataDirect Technologies); db4o (db4objects); DbVisualizer (Minq Software); EclipseUML Omondo (Omondo); Embarcadero DBArtisan Workbench (Embarcadero Technologies); ER/Studio (Embarcadero Technologies); Exadel ORM Studio (Exadel); FireStorm/DAO (CodeFutures); IBM Rational Rose Data Modeler (IBM); JCodeBox (Michael Campbell Associates); JDataConnect (JnetDirect); JDO Genie (Versant); JSecureConnect (JNetDirect); JSQLConnect (JNetDirect); Kodo JDO (SolarMetric); MagicDraw UML (No Magic); MVCSoft JDO Toolkit, Enterprise Edition (MVCSoft); Oracle JDeveloper (Oracle); RmiJdbc JDBC Driver (ObjectWeb).

3) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Enterprise Database Nominees:

Birdstep RDM Embedded 7.1 (Birdstep Technology); Daffodil DB (Daffodil Software); db4o (db4objects); HSQLDB (HSQLDB Development Team); IBM DB2 Universal Database (IBM); JDataStore 7 High Availability Edition (Borland); ObjectDB for Java/JDO (ObjectDB); Oracle Database 10g (Oracle); Oracle Database Lite 10g (Oracle); PointBase Embedded (DataMirror); Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise ASE (Sybase).

4) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Application Nominees:

Akmin's SiteGalore (Akmin); BEA WebLogic Server 8.1TM (BEA Systems); Bowstreet Workforce Management Suite (Bowstreet); Compuware OptimalJ Compuware); Eclipse (Eclipse Foundation); EclipseUML (Omondo); EditiX - XML Editor & XSLT Debugger (JAPISoft); Exchanger XML Editor (Cladonia); IBM WebSphere Application Server (IBM); IntelliJ IDEA (JetBrains); JCodeBox Michael (Campbell Associates); jEdit (jEdit.org); JReport (Jinfonet); MagicDraw UML (No Magic); Poseidon for UML (Gentleware); Regent 4 Financial Aid Management Software (Computing Options); ReportMill (ReportMill); Unify NXJ 10.5 (Unify); Visual Paradigm for UML (Visual Paradigm); XM Server (ActivSoftware); YourKit Java Profiler (YourKit).

5) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Application Server Nominees:

 BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 (BEA Systems); Borland Enterprise Server (Borland); Embarcadero Describe Enterprise (Embarcadero Technologies); IBM WebSphere Application Server (IBM); JBoss Application Server (JBoss Inc.); JOnAS (ObjectWeb); Macromedia JRun (Macromedia); Oracle Application Server 10g (Oracle); Sun Java System Application Server (Sun Microsystems); Sybase EAServer (Sybase).

6) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Component Nominees:

IMS DL/I Model Utility (IBM); Asprise OCR SDK (LAB Asprise!); Chart FX for Java (Software FX); Coldtags Suite (Coldbeans); Components! JavaBeans (jProductivity); InfoNode Docking Windows (NNL Technology); Java Date Picker Stand (By Soft); JClass DesktopViews and ServerViews (Quest Software); JDock - Swing docking framework (JAPISoft); JIDE Docking Framework (JIDE Software); Oracle ADF Business Components (Oracle); QuickServer (QuickServer.org); WebCharts3D v5.0 (Greenpoint); WebRenderer (JadeLiquid).

7) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Access Tool Nominees:

db4o (db4objects); DbVisualizer (Minq Software); Embarcadero DT/Studio (Embarcadero Technologies); FireStorm/DAO (CodeFutures); IBM WebSphere Studio (IBM); JDO Genie (Versant); JSQLMapper (JnetDirect); Kodo JDO (SolarMetric); MVCSoft JDO Toolkit, Enterprise Edition (MVCSoft); Oracle Application Server TopLink 10g (Oracle); XQuark (XQuark Group).

8) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Debugging Tool Nominees:

Compuware DevPartner Java Edition (Compuware); Eclipse (Eclipse Foundation); Enerjy Code Analyzer (Enerjy Software); FindBugs (University of Maryland); IBM WebSphere Studio (IBM); JProbe Suite (Quest Software); M7 NitroX (M7 Corporation); NetBeans (Sun Microsystems); Oracle JDeveloper (Oracle); Parasoft Jtest (Parasoft).

9) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java IDE Environment Nominees:

AllFusion Plex (Computer Associates); BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 (BEA Systems); Borland JBuilder (Borland); CodePro Studio (Instantiations); Eclipse (Eclipse Foundation); Exadel JSF Studio (Exadel); Exadel Struts Studio (Exadel); IBM WebSphere Studio (IBM); IntelliJ IDEA (JetBrains); NetBeans/Java Studio Enterprise (Sun Microsystems); NitroX for JSP (M7); NovaEclispe (NovaTec); Oracle JDeveloper (Oracle); Productivity! Professional for JBuilder (jProductivity); WebObjects (Apple).

10) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Messaging Tool Nominees:

Chat Blazer Enterprise (Pendulab); FioranoMQ (Fiorano Software); IBM WebSphere MQ (IBM); iBus//Mobile (Softwired); JMS Courier (Codemesh, Inc.); JORAM - Java Open Reliable Asynchronous Messaging (ScalAgent Distributed Technologies); OpenFusion Notification (Service PrismTech); SpiritCache 4.0 (SpiritSoft); Sun Java System Message Queue (Sun Microsystems); SwiftMQ (IIT Software); TIBCO Enterprise Message Service (TIBCO Software); XM Server (ActivSoftware).

11) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Java Persistence Architecture Nominees:

CocoBase(r) Enterprise O/R (Thought Inc.); db4o (db4objects); FireStorm/DAO - Data Access Objects Java Code Generator (CodeFutures); iBatis SQL Map Open Source: (iBatis); Kodo JDO (SolarMetric); MVCSoft JDO Toolkit, Enterprise Edition (MVCSoft); Oracle Application Server TopLink 10g (Oracle); WebObjects (Apple).

12) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Profiling / Testing Tool Nominees:

Agitator and the Agitar Managment Dashboard (Agitar Software); AppPerfect DevSuite (AppPerfect); Compuware DevPartner Java Edition (Compuware); Compuware TestPartner (Compuware); Embarcadero Extreme Test (Embarcadero Technologies); Enerjy Code Analyzer (Enerjy Software); Enerjy Memory Profiler (Enerjy Software); Enerjy Performance Profiler (Enerjy Software); Enerjy Thread Profiler (Enerjy Software); FindBugs (University of Maryland); IBM WebSphere Studio (IBM); JProfiler (ej-technologies); Optimizeit Enterprise Suite (Borland); Oracle JDeveloper (Oracle); Parasoft Jtest (Parasoft); PerformaSure (Quest Software); YourKit Java Profiler (YourKit).

13) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Training Program Nominees:

BEA dev2devTM (BEA Systems); Beginning Java Programming (Object & Data labs); Certification Exam Simulators and Online Trainings (Whizlabs Software); CowCatcher (CowCatcher Project); Essential Java (Developmentor); IBM developerWorks Java Tutorials (IBM); Introduction to JBoss Administration (Accelebrate); J2EE Training Boot Camp (Koenig); Jakarta Struts Developer Workshop (Object & Data Labs); Java BluePrints (Sun Microsystems); Java Certification Training: SCJP 1.4 (Whizlabs); Java GUI Programming (Joe Grip); Sandra.jar for Sun's JDNC w/ RiA-SoA (SandraSF.com); Worldwide Java-WebSphere Training (Kenetiks).

14) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Virtual Machine Nominees:

BEA WebLogic JRockit 8.1TM (BEA Systems); Excelsior JET (Excelsior); IBM Java SDK version 1.4.2 (IBM); J2SE 1.5 (Sun Microsystems); JamVM (Robert Lougher); JanosVM The Jabos project (Java-Oriented Active Network); Kaffe (Kaffe.org); LaTTe Seoul National University (MASS Laboratory); PERC (Aonix); SableVM (The SableVM Project); Taurus JavaVM (Taurus Software & Consulting).

15) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Web Service Toolkit Nominees:

AllFusion 2E (Computer Associates); BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 (BEA Systems); IBM Emerging Technologies Toolkit - ETTK (IBM); Java Web Services Developer Pack v1.4 (Sun Microsystems); Oracle JDeveloper (Oracle); Sandra.jar (SandraSF.com); WebObjects (Apple).

16) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Team Development Tool Nominees:

AllFusion Harvest Change Manager (Computer Associates); BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1TM (BEA Systems); Borland StarTeam (Borland); CodeBeamer (Intland Software); CodeFutures FireStorm/DAO Architect Edition (CodeFutures); Compuware DevPartner Java Edition (Compuware); Compuware OptimalJ (Compuware); Eclipse (Eclipse Foundation); Embarcadero ER/Studio and ER/Studio Repository (Embarcadero Technologies); IBM WebSphere Studio with IBM Rational ClearCase LT (IBM); Kaleido Design (Digital Airways); Logidex (LogicLibrary); MagicDraw UML Teamwork Server (No Magic); Miro.BAS (NCH International); MKS Integrity Solution (MKS); Oracle JDeveloper (Oracle); Poseidon for UML (Gentleware); SpectrumSCM (Spectrum Software); Visual Paradigm Teamwork Server (Visual Paradigm).

17) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Wireless Application Nominees:

AirDefense 4.0 (AirDefense); Digital Signing Technology (GeoTrust); Ericsson Wireless Office System (Ericsson); GlobalPetFinder (Syniverse Technologies); IBM WebSphere MQ Everyplace (IBM); iBus//Mobile (Softwired); JBuddy Alerts (Zion Software); Mobile Processing Server (TSI Telecommunication Services); OSVM (Esmertec); Perfect Shopper (Activemobileware); RIM Blackberry Wireless Handheld (Research in Motion); Smartner Duality Always-on Mail (Smartner); ValueFirst - Velocity Plus (ValueFirst Messaging); Wapaka Microbrowser (Digital Airways).

18) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Most Innovative Java Product Nominees:

Akmin's Editlet (Akmin); Akmin's SiteGalore (Akmin); AllFusion Plex (Computer Associates); BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 (BEA Systems); CLASS 5 AVR (Secure Elements); Clustered JDBC (ObjectWeb); CocoBase(r) Enterprise O/R (Thought Inc.); CodeFutures FireStorm/DAO (CodeFutures); Coherence (Tangosol); Compuware DevPartner Java Edition (Compuware); Compuware OptimalJ (Compuware); db4o (db4objects); DCMS (Jini.org); Eclipse (Eclipse Foundation); EclipseUML (Omondo); Exadel JSF Studio (Exadel); Exchanger XML Editor (Cladonia); Fiorano ESB (Fiorano Software); IBM Workplace Client Technology, Micro Edition (IBM); ILOG JRules (ILOG); IntelliJ IDEA (JetBrains); J.A.D.E. - Java Addition to Default Environment Open Source (The Dautelle family); Java Studio Creator (Sun Microsystems); JCodeBox Michael (Campbell Associates); JFormDesigner (Karl Tauber); Kinzan Studio (Kinzan); Logidex (LogicLibrary); Macromedia Flex (Macromedia); MagicDraw UML (No Magic); Miro.BAS (NCH International); MKS Integrity Manager (MKS); Oracle BPEL Process Manager (Oracle); Protection! Licensing Framework (jProductivity); QuickServer (QuickServer.org); ReportMill (ReportMill Software); Sandra.jar for Sun's JDNC w/ RiA-SoA (SandraSF.com); Spotlight for J2EE environments (Quest Software); Unify NXJ 10.5 (Unify); Visual Paradigm SDE (Visual Paradigm); WebCharts3D v5.0 (Greenpoint); WebObjects (Apple); WindowBuilder Pro (Instantiations); XM Server (ActivSoftware); XTT - Smart Web Clients for Java (InsiTech); YourKit Java Profiler (YourKit).

19) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Reporting Tool Nominees:

Crystal Reports (Business Objects); DocFlextor (Filigris Works); ExpressReport Professional Edition (Quadbase); i-net Crystal-Clear (i-net Software); ILOG JViews (ILOG); J2EE Self-Serve Reporting Platform (Panscopic); JClass ServerViews (Quest Software); JReport (Jinfonet); Modelistic JME (Modelistic Software); ReportMill (ReportMill); SoftArtisans OfficeWriter (SoftArtisans); Style Report (InetSoft); Windward Reports (Windward Studios).

20) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Application Monitoring Tool Nominees:

Application Performance Management (APM) Suite for the J2EE platform (Quest Software); AppPerfect DeploySuite (AppPerfect); AppSight J2EE (Identify Software); Borland Deployment Op-Center (Borland); Compuware Vantage (Compuware); IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance (IBM); JDBInsight (Jinspired); NetIQ AppManager Suite (NetIQ); VERITAS Indepth for J2EE-Adapative Instrumentation (VERITAS).

21) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best J2EE Application Development Framework Nominees:

AllFusion Gen (Computer Associates); BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1TM (BEA Systems); Borland Enterprise Studio for Java (Borland); Compuware OptimalJ 3.2 (Compuware); Exadel JSF Studio (Exadel); Exadel Struts Studio (Exadel); IBM WebSphere Studio (IBM); IntelliJ IDEA (JetBrains); JCodeBox (Michael Campbell Associates); Kinzan Studio for Java (Kinzan); Oracle ADF - Oracle JDeveloper (Oracle); Sandra.jar for Sun's JDNC w/ RiA-SoA (sandraSF.com); Sun Java Studio Enterprise (Sun Microsystems); WebObjects (Apple).

22) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Class Library Nominees:

Asynchronous IO for Java Package (IBM); JSOS (Coldbeans); Quest JClass DesktopViews and ServerViews (Quest Software); QuickServer (QuickServer.org); SWT 3.0 (Eclipse Foundation); text2gui Library (Taco Software);

23) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Business Intelligence Tool Nominees:

Crystal Enterprise 10 (Business Objects); ExtenBIS Business Intelligence Server v.1.0.320 (Extentech); JReport 7 (Jinfonet); Oracle Business Intelligence Beans (Oracle); Protection! Licensing Framework for Java (jProductivity); Quantrix Modeler (Quantrix); SAP Business Intelligence Java Software Development Kit (SAP).

24) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Mobile Database Nominees:

db4o (db4objects); IBM DB2 Everyplace (IBM); PointBase Micro PointBase, a division of (DataMirror); SQL Anywhere Studio 9 (Sybase).

25) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Installation Tool Nominees:

install4j (ej-technologies); InstallAnywere Enterprise Edition (Zero G Software); InstallShield (Macrovision); InstallShield X (Websens).

26) 2005 JDJ Readers' Choice Awards - Best Java Rich Client Platform Nominees:

Backbase Presentation Server (Backbase); Databeacon Smart Client Professional (Databeacon); JAXFront - MDA for your GUI (xcentric); Nexaweb 3.3 (Nexaweb); Sandra.jar for Sun's JDNC w/ RiA-SoA (SandraSF.com); Ultra Light Client for J2EE (Canoo); XTT - Smart Web Clients for Java (InsiTech).

About Jeremy Geelan
Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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this is a very strage voting process, having the live results tabulated in real time? seems rather odd to me.




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