Continuous Integration, from Pearson, Wins Jolt Product Excellence Award: Jolt Productivity Awards for The Rails Way and xUnit Test Patterns

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Pearson Technology Group's Addison-Wesley Professional today announced that three of its books were winners of the 18th annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards, including top prize in the Technical Books category for Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk by Paul Duvall with Steve Matyas and Andrew Glover.

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Pearson is honored by this recognition at the 18th annual Jolt Awards and we extend hearty congratulations to those authors whose talent and hard work have clearly resulted in important contributions to the software development community

    The Rails Way by Obie Fernandez, and xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code by Gerard Meszaros, were also recognized in the Technical Books category with Jolt Productivity Awards.

Safari Books Online received the Jolt Productivity Award for Web Sites/Developer Networks. Pearson, along with O'Reilly Media, Inc., co-founded Safari Books Online in July 2001. Click here for more information on Safari: http://www.Informit.com/safaripass

Known as the "Oscars" of the software development industry, the Jolt Awards were announced during the annual Software Development West 2008 Conference and Expo (http://www.sdexpo.com/).

Video interviews recorded with award winners Duvall, Glover, Meszaros and other leading authors will soon be available as part of the Pearson OnSoftware podcast series. To subscribe, please use these XML links or search in iTunes: (Informit) http://www.informit.com/podcasts/index_rss.aspx?c=7; (iTunes video): http://www.podcastingforacause.com/onsoft.xml; (iTunes audio): http://www.podcastingforacause.com/onsoft_audio.xml

"Pearson is honored by this recognition at the 18th annual Jolt Awards and we extend hearty congratulations to those authors whose talent and hard work have clearly resulted in important contributions to the software development community," said Pearson Technology Group's Vice President and Publisher Paul Boger. "We also thank the Jolt judges and Dr. Dobb's Journal for their tireless efforts to illuminate the best tools and resources for developers."

"Receiving the Jolt Product Excellence Award in the technical book category is a great honor. Every day I see the practice of Continuous Integration improving how developers deliver working software more rapidly, and it is most gratifying that the Jolt judges have helped to raise this awareness throughout the community," Duvall said. "I also would like to thank my editor and the production and marketing teams at Pearson who were truly committed to creating an excellent book."

In total, Pearson Technology Group had seven titles named as finalists in the technical and general books categories (http://joltawards.com/finalists.html). Finalists included:

-- Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk by Paul Duvall with Steve Matyas, Andrew Glover; http://www.informit.com/title/0321336380 or Safari Books Online link: http://safari.informit.com/9780321336385

-- The Rails Way by Obie Fernandez (http://www.informit.com/title/0321445619) or Safari Books Online link: http://safari.informit.com/9780321445612

-- xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code by Gerard Meszaros. (http://www.informit.com/title/0131495054) or Safari Books Online link: http://safari.informit.com/9780131495050

-- Geekonomics: The Real Cost of Insecure Software by David Rice; http://www.informit.com/title/0321477898 or Safari Books Online link: http://safari.informit.com/9780321477897

-- Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery by Michael Sutton, Adam Greene, Pedram Amini; http://www.informit.com/title/0321446119 or Safari Books Online link: http://safari.informit.com/9780321446114

-- Windows Presentation Foundation Unleashed (WPF) by Adam Nathan; http://www.informit.com/title/0672-328917 or Safari Books Online link: http://safari.informit.com/0672328917

-- Outside-in Software Development: A Practical Approach to Building Successful Stakeholder-based Products By Carl Kessler, John Sweitzer; http://www.informit.com/title/0131575511 or Safari Books Online link: http://safari.informit.com/9780131575516

For a complete list of all Jolt Award categories and winners, please visit: http://www.joltawards.com/press/030608.htm

Stroustrup Receives Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award

C++ creator and best-selling author Bjarne Stroustrup was presented with the Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award at the SD West conference. In 2007, he participated in a series of Pearson video interviews that are available on-demand via the below links:

-- Design and Evolution of C++ (video); link: http://www.informit.com/podcasts/ episode.aspx?e=cfa1b5cd-58bb-44cb-a2c5-acf0871b37d6

-- C++ OX & Concurrency (video); link: http://www.informit.com/podcasts/ episode.aspx?e=012a4cf3-f548-4dde-a170-bc123a86f3c8

-- C++ Standardization (video); link: http://www.informit.com/podcasts/ episode.aspx?e=70a86d79-d6db-43c6-8537-8a9bfb347179

-- High-Performance Applications with C++ (video); link: http://www.informit.com/podcasts/ episode.aspx?e=dd253bad-e25f-4fc3-b424-63da17561984

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Please click here for more information on Bjarne Stroustrup: http://www.informit.com/press/press_releases_detail.aspx?promo=136264

About the Authors

Paul M. Duvall is chief technology officer of Stelligent Incorporated, an Agile consultancy and thought leader in helping development teams create production-ready software. He is the author and coauthor of many books, and actively blogs on http://testearly.com. Stephen M. Matyas III is CIO of 5AM Solutions. Andrew Glover, president of Stelligent Incorporated, is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout North America, as well as author and coauthor of many books and online articles. http://www.stelligent.com/

Gerard Meszaros is an Agile software development consultant, trainer, author and conference speaker. He has been involved in numerous award-winning large enterprise projects providing agile coaching, project inception and test automation experience using technologies such as Java, .Net and SAP. For more detailed information on his book, please visit: http://xunitpatterns.com/index.html

Obie Fernandez is CTO/Founder of HashRocket, a boutique web consultancy and product shop based in Jacksonville, Fla., and has more than 12 years of experience as a software developer. As a former senior consultant at ThoughtWorks, Fernandez specialized in complex custom enterprise software projects. He hosts a well-read blog, http://www.obiefernandez.com, and is the series editor for the Addison Wesley Professional Ruby Series. (http://www.informit.com/ruby)

About Pearson Technology Group

With the most trusted and recognized brands in the computing arena, Pearson Technology Group (PTG) is the world's leading publisher of books and training materials focused on advancing the skills of technical, business and professional computing consumers. It's home to such renowned publishing brands as Addison-Wesley Professional, Adobe Press, Apple Certified, Cisco Press, New Riders Publishing, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall Professional, and Sams Publishing. PTG is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson's primary operations include Pearson Education, the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at http://www.pearson.com.

About Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online (http://www.safaribooksonline.com), founded in 2001 as a joint venture of pre-eminent technology publishers O'Reilly Media Inc. and Pearson Technology Group, is the leading on-demand reference and learning platform delivering expert content from the world's thought-leaders in business and technology innovation. Safari offers the combined collections of O'Reilly Media, John Wiley & Sons, Addison-Wesley, Peachpit Press, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, Sun Microsystems Press, Wharton School Publishing, Microsoft Press, lynda.com and many more top publishers in one fully searchable database. IT professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari as their primary resource for research, problem solving, learning and certification training. Thousands of books, manuscripts, short topics, articles and instructional video are available from expert authors, innovators and thought leaders. Safari as an essential, always-on business tool is fast changing the way corporate, academic and training organizations access information and enables increasingly mobile workforces to get technical and business reference resources anytime and from anywhere. Safari offers a range of B2B product mixes and pricing programs for every sized organization and a B2C product option for individual users.

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