Readers’ Choice Awards & Bonus Content



Readers Choice Awards & Bonus Content


By David Riggs


This is my third year organizing and administering the  annual asp.netPRO Readers Choice Awards (RCA). I must admit, things went much more smoothly this year. And although you certainly can t please everyone there s just no way we do endeavor to accommodate as many people as we can.


Putting together this kind of list is a dynamic process that often takes on a life of its own; companies and products come and go so fast it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the changes. Other products are difficult to categorize. And, I ll admit, we unfortunately miss a few products every year; it s the nature of the beast. It s definitely a work in progress every year. I appreciate those of you who contacted us to identify when we had gone astray. One thing is certain: Our readers are passionate about their tools most of the e-mails I received about missing products didn t come from the vendors, they came from the users. To me this indicates a level of involvement in the ASP.NET community that is second to none. And it certainly validates the long hours spent by many third-party companies developing, testing, and marketing their products.


The winners get bragging rights for a year and use of the asp.netPRO Readers Choice winner s logo. Be assured, however, that being able to say your company is the choice of professional ASP.NET developers is no trivial matter. And maybe not winning can provide the necessary drive and inspiration to achieve more in the coming year.


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


I d also like to extend my thanks to all of you in the ASP.NET community who took time to visit our Web site and vote for your favorite products. This was your chance to recognize and praise those in our industry who provide the products and services that make you more productive.


The ballots have been cast, collected, and counted. I invite you peruse all the results of the 2007 asp.netPRO Readers Choice Awards.


In the April issue I noted we had an embarrassing overabundance of content that I had not been able to get published because of space issues. Although too much good stuff is a nice problem to have, I am pleased to report that the June issue helps decrease the stack of articles awaiting publication: In the June bonus issue we presented 16 extra pages of code and content. We hope you enjoy the additional material, and we look forward to providing more of the same great content you ve come to expect from asp.netPRO.


Thanks for voting; thanks for reading.


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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