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Dr. Dobb’s has handed out another batch of Jolt Awards, this time for programmer libraries. The website noted that this year, the best libraries skewed heavily toward Windows. “This disappointing platform-centrism is purely the result of the economics: Development organizations on Windows are willing to pay for their products, while those on other platforms (notably Linux and Java) have a deeply entrenched tradition of free, generally open-source, products,” the site wrote. “The dollars surely make a difference, as we can see by the quality of the offerings, especially Windows UX suites and their extraordinary range of features.”

The winners were as follows:

  • Finalist: Intel Perceptual Computing SDK
  • Finalist: /n Software Red Carpet
  • Finalist: Combit List & Label 19
  • Jolt Productivity Award: Infragistics Ultimate 2013 Vol. 2
  • Jolt Productivity Award: ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2013 v3
  • Jolt Award: DevExpress Universal 13.2

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