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And the Survey Says ...

asp.netPRO Readers Choice Awards 2006

 

By David Riggs

 

Hopefully you played along at home as we hosted our annual Readers Choice Awards balloting. It was your chance to vote for the products and services that make your ASP.NET development easier, more efficient, and more profitable maybe even more fun. There are many exceptionally talented people in this industry; this was your opportunity to show them your appreciation and recognition for a job well done.

 

With all due respect to Family Feud, here is what our survey says; here are the results of the 2006 asp.netPRO Readers Choice Awards.

 

Category

Winner

Runner-Up

Add-in

CodeRush for Visual Studio .NET (Developer Express)

C# Refactory (Xtreme Simplicity)

Charting & Graphics Tool

ComponentArt WebChart for ASP.NET (ComponentArt)

Dundas Chart for .NET (Dundas Software)

Chat Application

Cute Chat (CuteSoft)

Absolute Live Support .NET (Xigla Software)

Code Editor

TextPad (Helios Software Solutions)

HomeSite (Macromedia)

Communications Tool

IP*Works! (/n software)

PowerTCP .NET (Dart Communications)

Community Resource

The Code Project (CodeProject)

4GuysFromRolla.com (4GuysFromRolla.com)

Component Set

ComponentArt Web.UI for ASP.NET (ComponentArt)

r.a.d.controls (telerik)

Content Management System

ComponentArt Rotator for ASP.NET (ComponentArt)

Sitefinity (telerik)

e-Commerce Package

BV Commerce (BV Software)

Ibiz E-Payment Integrator .NET Edition (/n software)

E-mail Control

aspNet Email (Advanced Intellect)

IP*Works! S/MIME (/n software)

Forum Application

Community Server (Telligent Systems, Inc.)

dotNetBB Forums (dotNetBB.com)

Grid

r.a.d.grid (telerik)

ComponentArt Grid for ASP.NET (ComponentArt)

Hosting Service

DiscountASP.NET (DiscountASP.NET)

ORCS Web (ORCS Web)

IDE

Microsoft Visual Studio (Microsoft)

Studio 8 (Adobe)

Navigation Control

ComponentArt Web.UI Navigation Controls for ASP.NET (ComponentArt)

r.a.d.menu (telerik)

Online Editor

r.a.d.editor (telerik)

FreeTextBox Pro License (FreeTextBox)

Polling Tool

Peter s Polling Package (PeterBlum.com)

OnlineVoting/Survey Web-App (Comrie Software Solutions)

Printing/Reporting Tool

Crystal Reports (Business Objects)

ComponentOne WebReports for ASP.NET (ComponentOne)

Project Management/Defect Tracking

OnTime 2006 Software Project Management System (Axosoft)

TestTrack Pro (Seapine Software)

Scheduling/Calendar Tool

ComponentArt Calendar for ASP.NET (ComponentArt)

r.a.d.calendar (telerik)

Security Tool

Dotfuscator (PreEmptive Solutions)

IP*Works! SSL (/n software)

Testing/QA Tool

ANTS Profiler (Red Gate Software)

TestComplete (AutomatedQA)

Training

developmentor (DevelopMentor)

Transcender (Transcender)

Utility

CodeSmith (CodeSmith Tools, LLC)

r.a.d.spell (telerik)

 

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 on this year s asp.netPRO Readers Choice Awards ballot is DiscountASP.NET. Honorable mention goes to product of the year runner-up, ComponentArt Web.UI 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 market are what these awards are all about. Their efforts make our 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 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 we simply tabulate the votes and report the results. By selecting the winners, you have recognized those who have excelled at their craft and issued a challenge to all the others.

 

David Riggs is editor-in-chief of asp.netPRO and its companion e-newsletter, asp.netNOW. Reach him at mailto:driggs@informant.com.