When we entered CodeRush (with Refactor! Pro) to the Jolt Awards this
year, we weren't very hopeful. In fact, I'll admit it took us some effort to be
enthusiastic and prepare for the entry. Not that we're indifferent
about our IDE Tools -- hardly that, good heavens, Mark Miller is
always ready to transgress good taste on behalf of them (no, I'm not
linking: you're reading this at work) -- but that this was the third
year in a row we'd entered the products with nothing really to show
for it. We were all of the opinion that CodeRush doesn't really fit
into any of the Jolt Award categories (heh, for some reason my fingers
want to type Jolly Awards).
Then we heard in February that CodeRush was one of the finalists in
the Development Environments category, alongside five others. Five
IDEs to be precise. We were like Gimli joining the Fellowship of the
Ring, everyone else was bigger than us. Things were looking up [pun
Anyway, to cut a long story short, last night they held the awards
ceremony at SDWest. The aforementioned Mr. Miller was our
representative, and I understand is very fetching in black tie. We
didn't win the Jolt Award in our category, but were a second-place
Productivity Winner instead. Awesome!
So it's congratulations to the IDE Tools team. We'll be popping open
some champers next time we're all together.