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JavaOne Awards Roundup

06.04.2009
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This week, both the Java Community Process and Duke's Choice award winner were announced at JavaOne. Here is our rundown of who won - congratulations to all the winners. The JCP program started it's annual awards back in 2003, recognising excellend in Java platform standards development  and innovation.

I'm happy to see Doug Lea winning participant of the year - his work on concurrency is outstanding.  Ed Burns is another deserving winner, not least because of his sensible use of social networking tools to get the word out about his JSR.

JCP Program Member of The Year
    Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

JCP Program Participant of the Year
    Doug Lea

Outstanding Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE Platform) / Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE Platform) Spec Lead:
    Ed Burns, Java Specification Request (JSR) 314

Outstanding Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME Platform) Spec Lead
    Mike Milikich, JSR 271

Most Innovative Java SE Platform or Java EE Platform JSR
    JSR 316, Java EE 6 platform

Most Innovative Java ME Platform JSR
    JSR 271, Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 3.0


You can get the full list of nominees here. It was also the seventh year of the Duke's choice awards.According to James Gosling:

"The Duke's Choice Awards highlight the efforts of the Java developer community and the innovative applications they create. Year after year, the judging process becomes increasingly difficult as developers from around the world continue to leverage Java technology in increasingly unique ways," said Gosling. "The 2009 winners exemplify Java technology's universal success, ranging from reducing dependence on petroleum-based fuels to object-oriented programming in education, and from increasing maritime safety to developing open source technologies to help reach the world's poor."


Some of the highlights across the ten categories were Terracota 3.0's winning in the Java Everywhere! category, and one of the best uses of the NetBeans Platform I've seen - The Netbeans Satellite Tracking System.


Click here for a full rundown on who won what at the Duke's Choice awards. Once again, congratulations to all winners and nominees for both sets of awards.

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