5AM Solutions Founding Partner Wins 2008 Jolt Award

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Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk Recognized as Best Technical Book. Award, considered the "Oscars" of the software development industry, recognizes methodology inherent to 5AM Solutions' offerings in the life science software field -- production-quality software, every day.

Continuous Integration represents innovation with a purpose - bringing constant, measurable quality to software development.

5AM Solutions announced today that Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk, won the 2008 Dr. Dobb's Jolt Award for Best Technical Book. Continuous Integration was written by Paul Duvall, with 5AM Founding Partner Steve Matyas, and Andrew Glover. Considered the "Oscars" of the software development industry, the Jolt Awards recognize the most innovative, trend-making, ahead-of-the-curve software products, web sites, and books.

Continuous Integration both introduces the concept of continuous integration (CI) and details practical uses of the tools and practices that can allow development teams to deliver production-ready software, everyday. 5AM's Founding Partner, Steve Matyas, is a practitioner of both eXtreme Programming (XP), Agile and the Rational Unified Process (RUP). Much of his professional hands-on experience has been in the Java/J2EE custom software development and services industry with a specialization in methodologies, object technology, and process improvement. He also is a contributing author of UML 2 Toolkit a J. Wiley & Sons publication, and an instructor of Java Web Development.

"Steve and his co-authors brought real-life software development experience to bear in the writing of Continuous Integration," said Brent Gendleman, CEO of 5AM Solutions. "The book provides engineers and the people who manage products cohesive, practical guidance that enables putting CI tenets into practice. Fundamental to 5AM's continuous effort be the provider, employer and investment of choice in the life science software industry, we employ CI practices to provide our clients and engineers with information they need on the progress of their software projects. We were thrilled that these efforts led to the book, and are pleased that Continuous Integration was recognized with the prestigious Jolt Award."

"We're honored that our book was recognized with a Jolt Award," said Steve Matyas. "Continuous Integration represents innovation with a purpose - bringing constant, measurable quality to software development."

"This year was an exceptionally exciting year for our judges, because there were so many strong contenders in every category," said Amber Ankerholz, conference manager for Dr. Dobb's Events, which sponsors the Jolt Awards. "The winners reflect the great innovations thriving in the industry today, and it was especially satisfying to see industry leaders as well as newcomers changing how developers work by giving them great new products that reflect the changing software development landscape."

For more information, visit the book's companion web site, http://www.integratebutton.com. A sample chapter is available at http://www.awprofessional.com/title/0321336380. The book is available through major chain and independent booksellers worldwide and through online vendors at a suggested retail price of US $44.99.

For the past 17 years, the Dr. Dobb's Jolt Product Excellence Awards have been presented annually to showcase products that have "jolted" the IT industry with their significance and made the task of creating software faster, easier and more efficient. Finalists for this year's Jolt Awards program were selected by a panel of judges, comprised of well-respected editors, columnists and industry experts. Jolt Cola, the fabled soft drink quaffed by software developers for sustenance during project development marathons, sponsors the annual awards presentation. Complete Jolt Awards details are available at http://www.joltawards.com.

About 5AM Solutions
5AM Solutions builds software targeting life science companies which view data organization, work-flow optimization, analysis, and global collaboration as key components of their success. Our web solutions grant insight into the complex data produced by the genomic revolution integrated with the directed collection of clinical data across geography, discipline and IT disparities found among collaborators around the globe or down the hall. An IBM Life Sciences Optimized partner, we share a common passion with our clients to advance medicine and science through our contribution of software that works, Software for LifeTM. http://www.5amsolutions.com

About Dr. Dobb's
Dr. Dobb's is recognized worldwide as the leading resource for the professional software development community. With an award-winning monthly publication (Dr. Dobb's Journal), world-wide technical events and conferences (Dr. Dobb's Events) and one of the web's most comprehensive sites (Dr. Dobb's Portal), Dr. Dobb's attracts the industry's most authoritative audience of professional developers, architects and managers and provides marketing partners highly actionable integrated marketing solutions to reach the software development buying team.

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