Visual Studio Magazine Announces 2015 Reader’s Choice Award Winners

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Visual Studio Magazine today announced the winners of its 22nd annual Reader’s Choice Awards. The 2015 winners are chosen by the readers of Visual Studio Magazine and honor the best Visual Studio-related tools and services in 31 categories.

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The Visual Studio Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards offers a chance for readers to participate in giving public praise to those companies deserving of the recognition.

Visual Studio Magazine today announced the winners of its 22nd annual Reader’s Choice Awards. The 2015 winners are chosen by the readers of Visual Studio Magazine and honor the best Visual Studio-related tools and services in 31 categories.

“In casual conversation and e-mail exchanges with developers over the past year, most of them have been quick to let you know what tools and services have had the most impact on their careers,” said Michael Domingo, Editor in Chief of Visual Studio Magazine. “The Visual Studio Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards offers a chance for readers to participate in giving public praise to those companies deserving of the recognition.”

Visual Studio Magazine presented three awards per category: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

The awards are based on the responses of hundreds of Visual Studio Magazine subscribers. An e-mail invitation was sent to subscribers and responses were collected from Sep. 23 to Oct. 13, 2015. The online ballot, which was compiled by the editors of Visual Studio Magazine, included more than 400 products.

The winners list will be available simultaneously on and in a special edition PDF available for download in December.

Here is the list of winners for each individual category:

Component Suite: Desktop (WinForms, WPF)
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress DXperience Subscription
Silver: Telerik, DevCraft
Bronze: GrapeCity, ComponentOne Studio WinForms Edition

Component Suite: Web (ASP.NET, Silverlight)
Gold: Telerik, Kendo UI Web (HTML5/JS)
Silver: DevExpress, DevExpress ASP.NET Subscription
Bronze: Infragistics, Infragistics Controls

Component Suite: Cross-Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.)
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress DevExtreme Subscription
Silver: Syncfusion, Inc., Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Bronze: Embarcadero Technologies, RAD Studio

Component: Grid and Spreadsheet
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress Grid Control
Silver: Janus Systems, Web GridEX Control for .NET
Bronze: Software FX, Grid FX

Component: Chart, Gauge, Graph and Flow
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress Chart Control
Silver: GrapeCity, inc., ComponentOne Studio Chart for WinForms
Bronze: Software FX, Chart FX

Component: Imaging, Image Processing and Drawing
Gold: LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro SDK
Silver: Accusoft Pegasus, ImageGear .NET
Bronze: GrapeCity, inc., ComponentOne Studio Imaging for WinRT

Component: Mapping/GIS
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress Map Control
Silver: Esri, ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET
Bronze: Tie - Esri, ArcGIS Desktop and Esri, ArcGIS Server

Component: Text, OCR, Scanning & Barcode
Gold: DevExpress Rich Text Editor
Silver: GrapeCity, inc., ComponentOne Studio RichTextBox for WinForms
Bronze: LEAD Technologies Inc., LEADTOOLS Barcode Pro SDK

Component: UI, Toolbar, Menu, Ribbon
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress Ribbon & Toolbar
Silver: Telerik, DevCraft
Bronze: GrapeCity, inc., ComponentOne Studio Menus and Toolbars for WinForms

Component: Multi-Document Processing
Gold: LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite SDK
Silver: Gnostice, XtremeDocumentStudio .NET
Bronze: Gembox Software, Gembox.Document

Software Design, Frameworks, and Modeling Tools
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress eXpressApp Framework
Silver: IBM Rational Rose Developer for Visual Studio
Bronze: Sparx Systems, Enterprise Architect

Performance, Profiling, and Debugging Tools
Gold: Telerik, Fiddler
Silver: JetBrains, dotTrace
Bronze: Redgate Software, ANTS Performance Profiler

General Development Tools (includes IDEs)
Gold: JetBrains, ReSharper
Silver: DevExpress, CodeRush for Visual Studio
Bronze: VS Anywhere

Collaboration, Project Management and Agile Solutions
Gold: IBM Rational ClearQuest
Silver: JetBrains, TeamCity
Bronze: VS Anywhere, Anywhere for Visual Studio

ALM, SCM and Requirements Management
Gold: IBM Rational Software, Rational ClearCase
Silver: CollabNet, CollabNet TeamForge
Bronze: Micro Focus, StarTeam

Bug, Defect and Feature Tracking
Gold: Telerik, Fiddler
Silver: Atlassian, JIRA
Bronze: AXtools, CodeSmart for VS.NET

Software Testing and Quality Assurance
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress TestCafe
Silver: JetBrains, dotCover
Bronze: Xamarin Test Cloud

FTP, Email and Network Connectivity
Gold:, Go Daddy Email
Silver: Xceed FTP for .NET
Bronze: Quiksoft, EasyMail .NET Edition

Reporting, Analysis and Visualization
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress Reporting Subscription
Silver: SAP, Crystal Reports
Bronze: BitBucket, Atlassian FishEye

Databases and Data Development and Modeling
Gold: Red Gate Software, SQL Source Control
Silver: DevExpress eXpress Persistent Objects
Bronze: CA, ERwin Data Modeler

SharePoint Components and Tooling
Gold: Dell, Quick Apps for SharePoint
Silver: Infragistics, SharePlus
Bronze: Esri, ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint

PDF and Print/Preview Components and Tools
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress WinForms PDF Control
Silver: ActivePDF, ActivePDF Toolkit
Bronze: GrapeCity, Inc., ComponentOne Studio Reports for WinForms

Mobile Development Tools and Frameworks
Gold: Xamarin Platform
Silver: DevExpress, DevExpress DevExtreme Subscription
Bronze: Telerik, Telerik Platform

Middleware, SOA and Server-Based Tools
Gold: SAP Crystal Server
Silver: CData, CData API Drivers
Bronze: ComponentSpace, SAML Suite for .NET

Web Design & Development Tools
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress Universal Subscription
Silver: Telerik, Kendo UI
Bronze: Adobe Dreamweaver CC

Productivity Tools
Gold: DevExpress, DevExpress CodeRush for Visual Studio
Silver: Openhour, TimeTracker
Bronze: JetBrains, dotPeek

Azure Development Tools
Gold: Microsoft Azure
Silver: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
Bronze: VMware vCloud

Security & Copy Protection
Gold:, Code Signing Certificates
Silver: Black Duck Suite
Bronze: Juniper Networks, Junos WebApp Secure

Installation, Setup & Deployment Tools
Gold: Flexera Software, InstallShield
Silver: InstallAware Software, InstallAware for Windows Installer
Bronze: Indigo Rose Software, MSI Factory

Parallel and Multicore Development Tools
Gold: Intel, Intel Parallel Studio XE
Silver: Imperas, M*SDK Advanced Multicore Software Development Kit

Help Authoring
Gold: Adobe Systems, RoboHelp
Silver: IBE Software, HelpNDoc
Bronze: Helixoft, VSdocman

Gold: Pluralsight
Silver: DevExpress, DevExpress Training
Bronze: CBT Nuggets

About Visual Studio Magazine
Visual Studio Magazine provides news, analysis and how-to, practical articles that teach developers how to create applications with Visual Studio better, faster and more easily. The portfolio includes, .NET Insight e-newsletter, Visual Studio Live! and Live! 360 events. The award-winning editorial reaches the core of the Microsoft developer community—software architects, senior developers and development managers. For more information, visit [

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