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NetBeans' Jaroslav Tulach Wins JavaPro Community Award

Recognizing the best in Java innovation, vision and solutions. PALO ALTO, June 7, 2001- Java Pro magazine, the leading independent magazine for Java programming professionals, announced the winners of their Third Annual Readerís Choice Awards last night at the Java Technology Achievement Awards event. The event, held the Hotel W in San Francisco, was co- sponsored by Sun Microsystems and coincided with the Java One conference. Also announced at the event were the winners of Java Community Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions by individuals and organizations to the professional Java community.

Winners of both awards will be highlighted in the upcoming August issue of Java Pro magazine.

Java Pro Readerís Choice award recipients are selected through reader-submitted nominations, followed by voting via online and phone, managed by the independent research firm, Wilson Research Group. Readers were asked to select the best Java tools, components and products in 29 categories.

Following is a list of companies, individuals and products that received awards:


Outstanding Individual Technical Contribution to the Java Community
Jaroslav Tulach, The NetBeans Filesystems Library

Outstanding Group Technical Contribution to the Java Community
jCorporate Open Source Team

Outstanding Contribution to the Growth of the Java Community (Group/Organization)
iSavvix Java Community Team

Outstanding Contribution to the Growth of the Java Community (Individual)
Nat Wyatt, Informix Software

Outstanding Achievement by an End-User Organization Java Developer
Yuxiang Xu, Campbell Ewald,

About Java Pro magazine
Java Pro is the fastest growing independent Java magazine in its competitive market, with a BPA-audited circulation of more than 40,000* professional Java programmers. Java Pro is published by Fawcette Technical Publications, Inc., the leading independent multi-media producer of hands-on, how-to technical information for the professional IT development community. The companyís products include publications, events and Web content development, which reaches the largest audience of professional programmers in the world. For more information, go to

*Source: BPA Circulation Statement, for six month period ending 12/00 shows a total qualified circulation of 40,036.

About the Java Technology Achievement Awards
June 6, 2001
W Hotel

Established in 1999, the Java Technology Achievement Awards recognize the products, solutions, teams, and individuals that best reflect the potential of Java technology. Sponsored by Java Pro magazine, the independent source for enterprise Java developers, and Sun Microsystems, the founder of--and driving force behind--the Java platform, these are the first and only awards to focus on the enterprise application of Java products. These prestigious awards reflect the tremendous growth and advancement in the Java platform, industry and community, and demonstrate how Java is changing the face of enterprise business solutions.

The Java Technology Achievement Awards are comprised of two parts: the 2001 Java Pro Readers' Choice Awards, and the Java Community Awards.

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