Award winners announced

This article was originally published in VSJ, which is now part of Developer Fusion.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 VSJ Reader Awards, based on votes submitted on the VSJ website. These awards, which entitle the winners to sport the VSJ Reader Awards 2007 logo, are particularly important because of the way they reflect real-world perceptions of what is of value to developers. Voting for products isn’t just a matter of choosing from a shortlist – instead each participant in the VSJ Reader awards decides independently which products deserve recognition in each of the categories, based on the experience of actually using them. It is this open participation that makes this accolade especially valuable to the winners. So thank you to everyone who participated in 2007, and as the new year progresses do look out for the next crop of products that will deserve your votes for 2008.

Overall best development tool/environment

Winner: Visual Studio 2005
Runners up: Eclipse, NetBeans

Best web development software

Winner: Visual Studio 2005
Runners up: Dreamweaver, ASP.NET

Best Java tool/environment

Winner: Eclipse
Runners up: NetBeans, IntelliJ IDEA

Best design/management tool

Winner: Microsoft Visio
Runners up: IBM Rational Rose, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Best component developer

Winner: Infragistics
Runners up: ComponentOne, Dundas

Best software reseller

Winner: Grey Matter
Runners up: QBS Software, ComponentSource

Best development utility

Winner: NUnit
Runners up: JetBrains ReSharper, Lutz Roeder’s .NET Reflector

Best training company

Winner: DevelopMentor
Runners up: QA-IQ, Learning Tree

Best software development book

Winner: Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed by Adam Nathan (Sams)
Runners up: Pro ASP.NET 2.0 in C# by Matthew MacDonald and Mario Szpuszta (Apress), ASP.NET 2.0 Unleashed by Stephen Walther (Sams)

Best book publisher

Winner: O’Reilly
Runners up: Apress, Wrox

Best web resource for developers

Winner: MSDN
Runners up: Code Project, Google

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