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SYS-CON Media Announces Winners of Its 2002 Awards The "Oscars Of The Software Industry"

More Than 30,000 JDJ Readers Cast Their Votes in 29 Different Categories; Also Announced Today Are the Results of XML-Journal Re

San Jose, CA, September 30, 2002 - SYS-CON Media announced today the results of its three annual awards programs: the fifth annual Java Developer's Journal Readers' Choice Awards; the third annual XML-Journal Readers' Choice Awards; and the first annual Web Services Journal Editor's Choice Awards. The finalists and the winners will be announced at the Web Services Edge 2002 West - International Web Services, Java, and XML Conference & Expo being held October 1-3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Widely referred to as the "Oscars of the Software Industry," the JDJ Readers' Choice Awards program has become the most respected industry competition of its kind. Many of the winners and finalists announced today will be displaying and demonstrating their winning tools, solutions, services, and books on the expo floor at McEnery.

The full results of this year's JDJ voting will appear in the November 2002 issue of Java Developer's Journal.

The JDJ polls were open for just under a year, from November 6, 2001, through September 23, 2002, and at least 30,000 Java Developer's Journal readers cast their votes. The total of award nominations also reached a new record high, with more than 180 companies nominating over 705 products in 29 different award categories -- seven more categories than last year. Many of the new ones reflect emerging trends in the Java space, such as "Best Wireless Java Application" and "Best XML Tool."

"The Readers' Choice Awards program seems to break its own records year after year," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and CEO of SYS-CON Media, publisher of Java Developer's Journal, XML Journal, and Web Services Journal. "This year, for example, more products were nominated than at any time in the history of our awards program, and the participation in the reader-oriented process was vigorous throughout the 10-month voting period."

Java Developer's Journal Readers' Choice Award recipients are selected through reader-submitted nominations, followed by online voting. An independent research firm manages the voting process.

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

2002 JAVA DEVELOPER'S JOURNAL "READERS' CHOICE AWARD WINNERS AND FINALISTS"

Best Enterprise Database - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Oracle9i Database (Oracle)
1st Runner-Up: IBM DB2 Universal Database v7.2 (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: Borland JDataStore (Borland)

Best J2EE IDE - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Forte for Java/NetBeans (Sun Microsystems)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)

Best J2ME IDE - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: IBM VisualAge Micro Edition (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: Borland JBuilder Mobile Set (Borland)

Best J2SE IDE - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Oracle9i Developer (Oracle)
1st Runner-Up: Borland JBuilder (Borland)
2nd Runner-Up: Forte for Java/NetBeans (Sun Microsystems)

Best Java Application - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Oracle9i Developer (Oracle)
1st Runner-Up: Borland JBuilder (Borland)
2nd Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 (BEA Systems)

Best Java Application Server - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 (BEA Systems)
1st Runner-Up: IBM WebSphere Studio Application Server 4.0 (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle)

Best Java Class Library - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: The Java Collections Framework (Sun Microsystems)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper - Oracle9i Business Components for Java and Oracle9i BI Beans (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: Host Access Class Library (IBM)

Best Java Component - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: ILOG JTGO (ILOG, Inc.)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i Business Components for Java (part of Oracle9i JDeveloper) (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic Portal (BEA Systems)

Best Java Data Access Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Oracle9i Business Components for Java (part of Oracle9i JDeveloper)
1st Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9iAS TopLink (Oracle)

Best Java Developer Studio - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Together ControlCenter 5.5 (TogetherSoft)
1st Runner-Up: IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)

Best Java EAI Platform - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: IBM WebSphere MQ (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic Integration (BEA Systems)

Best Java e-Business Framework - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: IBM WebSphere (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (includes Oracle9i Business Components for Java)
2nd Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 (BEA Systems)

Best Java IDE Environment - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: NetBeans (NetBeans.org)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)

Best Java Installation Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: InstallAnywhere (Zero G Software)
1st Runner-Up: InstallShield MultiPlatform (InstallShield)
2nd Runner-Up: SunONE Message Queue (Sun Microsystems)

Best Java Messaging Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: IBM WebSphere MQ (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: SonicMQ 4.0 (Sonic Software)

Best Java Modeling Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: MagicDraw UML 5.0 (No Magic, Inc.)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: Rational Rose Professional J Edition (Rational Software)

Best Java Profiling Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)
1st Runner-Up: Metameta Debug Enterprise (Metameta)
2nd Runner-Up: IBM VisualAge Micro Edition - MicroAnalyzer (IBM)

Best Java Reporting Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: StyleReportEE (InetSoft)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i Reports/Discoverer (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: Together ControlCenter 5.5 (TogetherSoft)

Best Java Testing Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Borland Optimizeit Suite 4.11 (Borland Software Corp)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: JUnit (Object Mentor, Inc.)

Best Wireless Java Application - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: IBM WebSphere Transcoding Publisher (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: iAnywhere m-Business Studio (Sybase)

Best XML Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)
1st Runner-Up: IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9i XDK (Oracle)

Most Innovative Java Product - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Together ControlCenter 5.5 (TogetherSoft)
1st Runner-Up: IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9i Application Server with Advanced Clustering (Oracle)

Best Java Book - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Java Message Service (O'Reilly & Associates)
1st Runner-Up: J2EE Applications and BEA WebLogic Prentice-Hall
2nd Runner-Up: Core J2EE Patterns Best Practices and Design Prentice-Hall

Best Database Tool or Driver - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Oracle9i Business Components for Java (part of Oracle9i JDeveloper)
1st Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle 9iAS TopLink (Oracle)

Best Java Virtual Machine
Winner: Oracle9i JVM (Oracle)
1st Runner-Up: The J9 Virtual Machine (IBM/Object Technology International)
2nd Runner-Up: Java HotSpot Performance Engine (Sun Microsystems)
3rd Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic JRockit Server Side VM (BEA)

Best Team Development Tool
Winner: MagicDraw UML 5.0 Teamwork Server (No Magic Inc.)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i SCM (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: Borland JBuilder (Borland Software Corp)
3rd Runner-Up: Rational ClearCase (Rational Software)

Best Mobile Database
Winner: PointBase Micro 4.1 (PointBase)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i Lite (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: Cloudscape (IBM)
3rd Runner-Up: Borland JDataStore (Borland Software Corp)

Best Java Web Services Development Toolkit
Winner: IBM Web Services Toolkit (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: Borland Web Services Kit for Java (Borland Software Corp)
3rd Runner-Up: SonicXQ 1.0 (Sonic Software)

Best Java Training Program
Winner: Java Productivity with JBuilder (Borland Software Corp)
1st Runner-Up: Java BluePrints for Wireless Program (Sun Microsystems)
2nd Runner-Up: JCertify 5.0 (EnterpriseDeveloper.com)
3rd Runner-Up: Struts Fast Track Public Training (baseBeans Engineering)

2002 XML-JOURNAL "READERS' CHOICE AWARD WINNERS AND FINALISTS"


Most Innovative Application of XML - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Tamino XML Server (Software AG)
1st Runner-Up: AgileBlox Chart 1.0 (Elansoft)
2nd Runner-Up: Sarvega XPE Switch (Sarvega)

Best XML Book - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: System Architecture with XML (Software AG)
1st Runner-Up: XML Bible, 2nd Edition (Wiley)
2nd Runner-Up: Essential XML Quick Reference: A Programmer's Reference to XML (Addison-Wesley)

Best XML Content Management Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)
1st Runner-Up: Content Manager v8.1 (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: Stellent Content Management System (Stellent, Inc.)

Best XML Database Product - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: DB2 Universal Database v7.2 (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Tamino XML Server (Software AG)
2nd Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)

Best XML Development Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Tamino XML Server (Software AG)
2nd Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)

Best XML Editor - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)
1st Runner-Up: WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: jEdit (Open Source)

Best Educational XML Web Site - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: Tamino Developer Community (Software AG)
1st Runner-Up: XML Spy (Altova)
2nd Runner-Up: xml.com (O'Reilly)

Note: XML-Journal Web site at www.XML-Journal.com was not included in this category.

Most Innovative XML Product - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Tamino XML Server (Software AG)
2nd Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)

Best XML Integration Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: EntireX (Software AG)
2nd Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)

Most Overlooked XML-Related Tool or Technology - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: AgileBlox Chart 1.0 (Elansoft)
1st Runner-Up: OpenOffice 1.0 / StarOffice 6.0 (OpenOffice.org / Sun Microsystems)
2nd Runner-Up: Sarvega XPE Switch (Sarvega)

Best XML Parsers and Processors - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: XML Parser for Java and Xalan (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Xerces and Xalan (Apache XML Project)
2nd Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)

Best XML Portal Product - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: WebSphere Portal Version 4.1 (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Tamino XML Server (Software AG)
2nd Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic Portal (BEA Systems)

Best XML Schema Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)
2nd Runner-Up: Tamino XML Server (Software AG)

Best XML Transformation Tool - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: EntireX XML Mediator (Software AG)
1st Runner-Up: WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)

Most Valuable XML Vendor - Readers' Choice Award
Winner: IBM
1st Runner-Up: Software AG
2nd Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2/ Altova

Best XSLT Editor - Readers' Choice Award Winner: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)
1st Runner-Up: WebSphere Studio Application Developer 4.0 (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: jEdit (Open Source)

2002 WEB SERVICES JOURNAL "EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS AND FINALISTS"


Best Web Services Application Server - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: BEA WebLogic Server 6.1 (BEA Systems)
1st Runner-Up: .NET Server (Microsoft)
2nd Runner-Up: IBM WebSphere Application Server 4.1 (IBM)

Best Web Services Automation Tool - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: Actional SOAPswitch (Actional)
1st Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic Server 6.1 (BEA Systems)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)

Best Web Services Book - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: Building Web Services with Java (SAMS Publishing)
1st Runner-Up: Java Web Services (O'Reilly & Associates)
2nd Runner-Up: Professional XML Web Services (Wrox Press)

Best Web Services Class Library - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: CLX: Component Library for Cross-Platform (Borland)
1st Runner-Up: .NET (Microsoft)
2nd Runner-Up: SilverStream eXtend Director 3.0 (Silverstream/Novell)

Best Web Services Foundation Platform - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: .NET Framework (Microsoft)
1st Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic (BEA Systems)
2nd Runner-Up: SonicXQ 1.0 (Sonic Software)

Best Web Services Framework - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: .NET Framework (Microsoft)
1st Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)
2nd Runner-Up: Systinet WASP (Systinet)

Best Web Services IDE - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: Visual Studio (Microsoft)
1st Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic Workshop (BEA Systems)
2nd Runner-Up: Delphi 6 (Borland)

Best Integrated Services Environment - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: IBM WebSphere Studio (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic (BEA Systems)
2nd Runner-Up: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)

Best Web Services Integration Tool - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: webMethods Integration Platform (webMethods)
1st Runner-Up: Actional SOAPswitch (Actional)
2nd Runner-Up: WebSphere MQ Integrator (IBM)

Best Web Services Legacy Adapter - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: IBM CICS Gateway (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: Actional SOAPswitch (Actional)
2nd Runner-Up: BEA WebLogic Integration (BEA Systems)

Best Mass Market Web Service - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: Actional SOAPswitch (Actional)
1st Runner-Up: IBM UDDI Business Registry (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: dataLive (Long Reach Software)

Best Web Services Middleware - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: BEA WebLogic (BEA Systems)
1st Runner-Up: GLUE (The Mind Electric)
2nd Runner-Up: Sonic XQ 1.0 (Sonic Software)

Best Web Services Platform - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: .NET (Microsoft)
1st Runner-Up: WebSphere (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9iAS and Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)

Best Web Service Site - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: OASIS
1st Runner-Up: Xmethods (Xmethods)
2nd Runner-Up: IBM developerWorks (IBM)

Note: Web Services Journal Web site at www.WSJ2.com was not included in this category.

Best Web Services Testing Tool - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: XML Spy Suite 4.2 (Altova)
1st Runner-Up: IBM AlphaWorks Web Services Testing Area (IBM)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)

Best Web Services Training Tool or Program - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: Web Services ToolKit (IBM)
1st Runner-Up: RADical Web Services for e-Business (Borland)
2nd Runner-Up: The Middleware Company

Best Web Services Utility - Editor's Choice Award
Winner: SOAP Toolkit 2.0 (Microsoft)
1st Runner-Up: Actional SOAPswitch (Actional)
2nd Runner-Up: Oracle9i JDeveloper (Oracle)

About SYS-CON Media

SYS-CON Media, twice named the fastest growing, privately held publishing company in America by Inc 500, is the world's leading publisher exclusively serving i-technology markets. SYS-CON publications include: Web Services Journal (www.WSJ2.com), Wireless Business & Technology (www.WBT2.com), Java Developer's Journal (www.JavaDevelopersJournal.com), XML-Journal (www.XML-Journal.com), ColdFusion Developer's Journal (www.ColdFusionJournal.com), PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (www.PowerBuilderJournal.com), WebSphere Developer's Journal (www.WebSphereDevelopersJournal.com), BEA WebLogic Developer's Journal (www.WeblogicDevelopersJournal.com), and .NET Developer's Journal (www.DotNETDevelopersJournal.com).

Each month SYS-CON Media reaches over half a million i-technology professionals through its specialty journals, magazines, books, conferences, and the SYS-CON interactive portal with its 87 Web sites at www.sys-con.com.

About SYS-CON Events, Inc.

SYS-CON Events, Inc. is the world's leading producer of international i-technology developer conferences and expositions. SYS-CON Events' annual developer conference calendar includes: Web Services Edge 2002 East - International Web Services Conference & Expo, colocated with JDJEdge 2002 East - International Java Developer Conference & Expo and XMLEdge 2002 East - International XML Conference & Expo, which took place June 24-27 at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City; and Web Services Edge 2002 West - International Web Services Conference & Expo, colocated with JDJEdge 2002 West - International Java Developer Conference & Expo, and XMLEdge 2002 West - International XML Conference & Expo, to take place October 1-3 at San Jose Convention Center in California.

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