NetBeans Wins Jolt Awards

March 22, 2007

NetBeans was a multiple winner at the 17th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards ceremony which was held last night at the SD West Conference in Santa Clara, California.

The NetBeans 5.5 IDE picked up an award for Best Development Environment, and the NetBeans Mobility Pack 5.5 and the NetBeans Visual Web Pack both received Community Awards for mobile development and web development respectively.

Jeetendra Kaul, Vice President of Developer Products and Programs for Sun Microsystems, accepted the awards on behalf of NetBeans and thanked Jolt judges and the software industry for acknowledging NetBeans at an opportune time, citing the company's growth in the past two years with over 13 million downloads, a half-million mailing list subscribers and more than 100 partners.

In his acceptance speech, Kaul focused on attributes that have won NetBeans and its products praise from critics and acceptance within the developer community. He touched on the IDE's all-in-one functionality for mobile, web and enterprise application development; NetBeans's continuing leadership in the area of Java EE 5 support and most recently for Ruby, and more.

“Improving developer productivity through innovation is clearly a winner,” he said.

Regarded as the “Oscars” of the software industry, the Jolt Awards recognize software products, books, and websites that have achieved excellence in the areas of functionality, usability, problem-solving and innovation.

The NetBeans Mobility Pack was a 2005 Productivity Award winner.

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