Winners of JavaWorld 2002 Editors’ Choice Awards

In: Java

10 Jun 2003

JavaWorld has announced the winners of the JavaWorld 2002 Editors’ Choice Awards. These are the results (with my predictions ;))

Best Java Data Access Tool: 
  Winner: Oracle 9iAS TopLink
  Finalists: CocoBase Enterprise O/R 4.5, Hibernate 1.2.4
  My prediction: N/A
Best Java IDE:
  Winner: IntelliJ IDEA 3.0
  Finalists: Borland JBuilder 8.0, Eclipse 2.1
  My prediction: Borland JBuilder 8.0 (makes me want to evalute IntelliJ IDEA)
Best Java Performance Monitoring/Testing Tool:
  Winner: JUnit 3.8.1
  Finalists: JProbe 5.0, Optimizeit Suite 5
  My prediction: JUnit 3.8.1 (no doubts about this one)
Best Java Application Server:
  Winner: BEA WebLogic Server 8.1
  Finalists: IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.0, JBoss 3.0
  My prediction: BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 (no doubts about this either)
Best Java Device Application Development Tool:
  Winner: Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) Wireless Toolkit 2.0
  Finalists: IBM WebSphere Studio Device Developer 5.0, Sun ONE Studio 4 Update 1 ME
  My prediction: J2METWK (I've used this and it's perfect! Sun ONE Studio ME is a
    little too cumbersome to use.)
Best Java-XML Tool:
  Winner: Xerces2 Java Parser 2.4
  Finalists: JAXB (Java Architecture for XML Binding), Xalan-Java 2.5
  My prediction: N/A
Best Java Installation Tool:
  Winner: Java Web Start 1.2
  Finalists: InstallAnywhere 5, InstallShield MultiPlatform 5
  My prediction: N/A
Best Java Book:
  Winner: Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (Martin Fowler et al.)
  Finalists: Java Development with Ant, Java Performance Tuning, Second Edition 
  My prediction: Java Development with Ant (I'm reading it now. And it is GOOD.)
Most Useful Java Community-Developed Technology:
  Winner: Apache Ant 1.5
  Finalists: Eclipse 2.1, Tomcat 4.1
  My prediction: Apache Ant 1.5 (Of course)
Most Innovative Java Product or Technology:
  Winner: AspectJ 1.0.6
  Finalists: Eclipse 2.1, JavaServer Faces
  My prediction: N/A (unfortunately I've not caught up with what AspectJ is)

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