JavaWorld Now Accepting Editors’ Choice Award Nominations for Innovative Java Companies, Technologies

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – MARCH 27, 2001 – JavaWorld, the most comprehensive, influential resource for seasoned and aspiring JavaTM application developers, ( announced today it is accepting nominations for its fifth annual Editors' Choice Awards. Winners will be named at JavaOne, Sun's 2001 Worldwide Java Developer ConferenceSM, in San Francisco. The awards recognize those innovative companies, organizations, and individuals committed to developing new Java tools and technologies that drive the platform forward. Nominations may be submitted online at: Deadline for submitting nominations is 5:00 p.m. PDT on April 13, 2001.


"We have witnessed a tremendous amount of innovation and development in the Java arena over the past year. Our Editors' Choice Awards are a benchmark of those individuals and companies that are developing the most useful Java solutions, and driving the rapid adoption of the language," said Carolyn Wong, JavaWorld Editor-in-Chief.

Eligible entrants include all commercial, open source, and free Java-based technologies that fall into the following 10 categories: Best Java Virtual Machine; Best Java IDE; Best Java Performance Monitoring/Testing Tool; Best Java Class Library; Best Java Application Server; Best Java Device Application; Best Java/XML Application; Best Java Book; Most Useful New or Revised Java API/Technology; and Most Innovative Java Product.

To be eligible, products or technologies must be viable shipping versions publicly available on or before March 31, 2001. Beta versions are not eligible. JavaWorld's editorial staff and a select panel of its authors will also nominate outstanding Java products in each of the 10 categories.

A rigorous selection process will follow: JavaWorld's team of expert judges will participate in several rounds of voting to determine which of the products and companies most deserve finalist status and, ultimately, which deserve to be deemed the winner in each category. In choosing the winners, the judges will carefully weigh each product or technology's features and functions, as well as its impact in advancing Java as a language and/or platform. Winners will be named and all finalists will be honored during the JavaWorld Editors' Choice Awards ceremony at JavaOne.

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