It's always nice to see hard work recognized. Thus I'm happy to report that last week dW received a trophy from Software Development magazine, honoring IBM developerWorks for providing the industry's "Best Technical Support."
This marks our second consecutive Readers' Choice Award from SD, a leading industry magazine. Unlike some other reader awards, this one employs measures to prevent ballot-stuffing: "Voting is controlled by sending an invitation to Software Development readers containing a personal identification number ensuring that votes made using a duplicate PIN can be removed; all suspect votes were eliminated from the data pool."
SD readers also chose IBM as a finalist for "Best Employer (Overall)," and IBM Rational Application Developer as a finalist (and Linux as the winner) for "Most Robust Tool." Eclipse was a finalist for "Best GUI (Overall)." For details, see the press release from CMP Media's SD magazine.
This is the latest of a series of recent industry awards bestowed upon dW. My thanks goes out to the dedicated developerWorks team for making these awards possible -- and to all of the developers and technical professionals who use developerWorks for your words of encouragement and ongoing feedback. Whether industry awards or individual reader comments, we greatly value your input. And we're particularly motiviated when you share tidbits such as this recent reader comment: "This was wonderfully helpful. If I had not found it, I would have been completely in the dark."
Please do share your praise, as well as your criticism. Let us know how we can best continue to shed light on key technical topics.