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Java Power Tools is a JOLT Award Finalist!

Posted by johnsmart on December 22, 2008 at 7:58 PM PST
All true craftsmen need the best tools

The Java Power Tools book has been named a finalist in the 2008 JOLT Awards! The JOLT awards have been referred to as the Oscars of the software industry, so it's a huge honour to have been selected in the finalists. Java Power Tools appears in the Technical Books category, along with 4 other compelling high-calibre works, including:

  • High Performance MySQL by Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev, Vadim Tkachenko, Jeremy Zawodny, Arjen Lentz, Derek J. Balling (O'Reilly Media)
  • Programming in Scala by Martin Odersky, Lex Spoon, and Bill Venners (Artima Press)
  • Real World Haskell by John Goerzen, Bryan O'Sullivan, Donald Bruce Stewart (O'Reilly Media)
  • The iPhone Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the iPhone SDK by Erica Sadun (Addison-Wesley Professional)

O'Reilly did well this year, with 3 out of the 5 finalists being O'Reilly publications.

Check out the complete list at The winners will be announced at the SD West conference on March 11, 2008.

I was also very honoured to see that Java Power Tools was also listed in Meera Subbarao's Top 5 Books I Read in 2008. Thanks, Meera!

"Best development course I have been on in a very long time...Greatly enjoyed the course...A 'must' course for serious Java developers..." - Read what people are saying about the Java Power Tools Bootcamps.


Congratulations :)

Hello, i read your excellent Book. I read it in one big rush, as there was so much Information about all that tools you normaly need months of research.