I found this interesting article by Andrew Binstock on Larry O’Brien’s blog. It explains how the judges of the Jolt Award rate development tools and what vendors can do to make their products look better and easier to evaluate.
This post, however, focuses on a common query from vendors whose products did not advance to the final round: what more could we have done to advance? The answer frequently is: plenty.
In case you don’t know what the Jolt Award is: this award is presented annually by the Software Development magazine and is given to software development tools vendors and book authors. The award looks like a nice way to get some publicity and I will make sure that we participate next year with SmartInspect.
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