Loud & Clear

asp.netPRO Readers’ Choice Awards 2008

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Loud & Clear

asp.netPRO Readers Choice Awards 2008

 

 

By David Riggs

 

 

More often than not, those who talk the most have the least to say. It s one of my favorite idioms. I m not sure who said it, but I know you ve experienced it: parties, meetings, crowded airplanes, presidential debates. Too many people are simply clueless. Some talk too much and really have nothing to say; others will try to berate you into submission. But, as Barry Neil Kaufman once wrote, A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it s a whisper.

 

 

At asp.netPRO we again asked you to let your voice be heard. Our annual Readers Choice Awards is your chance to tell us which products and services make your ASP.NET development easier, more efficient, more productive, and more profitable and maybe even more fun. There are many exceptionally talented people in this industry; this is your opportunity to show them your appreciation and recognition for a job well done.

 

 

Product of the Year

With a variety of products and services from which to choose, it takes quite a following to take top honors in this category. Emerging as your favorite from all the contestants listed on this year s asp.netPRO Readers Choice Awards ballot is DXperience ASP.NET from Developer Express. They easily won the Component Set category, and obviously have a strong and loyal customer base. Honorary mention goes to runner-up DiscountASP.NET and third-place finisher, Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET.

 

 

Congratulations and Thanks

I d like to thank all the third-party vendors who create the products and services included in our survey. The products they create and the risks they take to bring them to the market are what these awards are all about. Their efforts make our ASP.NET development endeavors more efficient, more productive, and, hopefully, more profitable. Congratulations to every company on the ballot; there would be no ASP.NET community without their efforts.

 

 

And I d be remiss if I didn t extend my thanks to all of you in the ASP.NET community who took time to vote. The asp.netPRO Readers Choice Awards really do belong to you. By selecting the winners, you have recognized those who have excelled at their craft and issued a challenge to all the others.

 

 

And just to prove that there is an exception to every rule, you voiced your opinions loudly and clearly in this year s asp.netPRO Readers Choice Awards balloting. You whispered, you shouted; but in the end, you made it clear which products and services are your favorites. Here, then, are the results of the 2008 asp.netPRO Readers Choice Awards.

 

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Category

Winner

Runner-Up

Honorable Mention

Add-in

CodeRush for Visual Studio .NET

(Developer Express)

ReSharper

(JetBrains)

NetAdvantage AppStylist

(Infragistics)

Charting & Graphics Tool

XtraCharts Suite

(Developer Express)

Telerik RadChart

(Telerik)

Dundas Chart for .NET

(Dundas Software)

Chat Application

Cute Chat

(CuteSoft Components)

SightMax

(Smartmax Software)

Absolute Live Support .NET

(Xigla Software)

Code Editor

UltraEdit

(IDM Computer Solutions)

TextPad

(Helios Software Solutions)

SlickEdit

(SlickEdit)

Communications Tool

IP*Works!

(/n software)

PowerTCP for .NET

(Dart Communications)

aspNetTraceRoute

(advancedIntellect)

Community Resource

The Code Project

Microsoft s ASP.NET Site

4GuysFromRolla.com

Component Set

DXperience ASP.NET

(Developer Express)

Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET

(Telerik)

NetAdvantage for ASP.NET

(Infragistics)

Content Management System

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Web Content Management

(Microsoft)

Sitefinity Web CMS

(Telerik)

Graffiti CMS

(Telligent)

e-Commerce Package

BV Commerce

(BV Software)

.netCART

(Corporate Web Solutions)

AbleCommerce Asp.Net Shopping Cart

(Able Solutions Corp.)

E-mail Control

aspNet Email

(advancedIntellect)

IP*Works! S/MIME

(/n software)

Chilkat .NET Email Component

(Chilkat Software)

Forum Application

Community Server

(Telligent)

DotNetBB Forums

(BV Software)

Active Forums

(Active Modules)

Grid

ASPxGridView

(Developer Express)

Telerik RadGrid

(Telerik)

NetAdvantage for ASP.NET WebGrid

(Infragistics)

Hosting Service

DiscountASP.NET

ORCS Web

CrystalTech Web Hosting

IDE

Microsoft Visual Studio

(Microsoft)

Delphi

(Borland Software Corp.)

Studio 8

(Adobe)

Navigation Control

ASPxNavBar

(Developer Express)

Telerik RadMenu

(Telerik)

NetAdvantage for ASP.NET WebMenu

(Infragistics)

Online Editor

ASPxHTML Editor

Developer Express

Telerik RadEditor

(Telerik)

NetAdvantage for ASP.NET WebHtmlEditor

(Infragistics)

Polling Tool

Peter s Polling Package

(PeterBlum.com)

Online Voting/Survey Web-App

(Comrie Software Solutions)

 

Printing/Reporting Tool

XtraReports

(Developer Express)

Telerik Reporting

(Telerik)

Crystal Reports

(Business Objects)

Project Management/Defect Tracking

OnTime 2008

(Axosoft)

FogBugz

(Fog Creek Software)

AQdevTeam

(AutomatedQA)

Scheduling/Calendar Tool

ASPxScheduler

(Developer Express)

Telerik RadCalendar

(Telerik)

NetAdvantage for ASP.NET WebSchedule

(Infragistics)

Security Tool

Dotfuscator

(PreEmptive Solutions)

IP*Works! SSL

(/n software)

Peter s Input Security

(PeterBlum.com)

Testing/QA Tool

ANTS Profiler

(Red Gate Software)

TestComplete

(AutomatedQA)

Infragistics TestAdvantage

(Infragistics)

Training

Telerik

AppDev

Infragistics

Utility

Telerik RadSpell

(Telerik)

CodeSmith

(CodeSmith Tools)

LLBLGen Pro

(Solutions Design)

 

David Riggs is editor-in-chief of asp.netPRO and its companion e-newsletter, asp.netNOW. Reach him at mailto: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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