2014 Award Winners
Products Par Excellence
In its seventh year running, Great Indian Developer Awards recognize the product and innovation excellence of hundreds of software products and tools that aid developer productivity, across 11 different categories albeit broad and all encompassing. The selection criteria places emphasis on functionality, usability, innovation excellence, bleeding-edge quotient, and feedback from the developer ecosystem.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
The DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT category included the new breed of programming languages, source code editors and IDEs. The finalists in this category were:
- 1. Sublime Text
- 3. Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
The winning product for 2014 by a clear margin - Microsoft Visual Studio 2013.
The COLLABORATION SOLUTION category comprised products such as groupware, real-time conferencing and collaboration, and digital communities. The finalists in this category were:
- 1. IBM Sametime
- 2. Telerik TeamPulse, and
- 3. Asana
And the final winner won on the basis of its strength as an ALL-IN-ONE agile project management software that helps teams manage requirements & bugs, plan releases and track progress while keeping the team constantly connected. The winner for 2014 - Telerik TeamPulse
The CONTENT MANAGEMENT category included tools for content creation, categorization, workflow, and publishing and delivery. Finalists in this category included:
- 1. Joomla
- 2. WordPress and
- 3. Microsoft SharePoint Server
And the winner by a clear margin was a well-liked free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) - Wordpress.
The CHANGE and CONFIGURATION MANGEMENT category included tools that track and manage software defects and enhancement requests as well as version control and change or configuration management. The finalists in this category were:
- 1. Git
- 2. Atlassan JIRA, and
- 3. SVN (Apache Subversion)
And the winner was an open source distributed revision control and source code management system with an emphasis on speed. Pioneered by Linux founder Linus Torvalds in 2005, it has gained real momentum with developers. The winner for 2014 - GIT.
The TESTING category awards the best solutions developed to test the functionality of a software product or service or a segment of code. The finalists in this category included:
- 1. JUnit
- 2. Chaos Monkey, and
- 3. Calabash
The winner is a simple, unit testing framework for writing and running automated tests, for the Java programming language. This tool has been important in the development of test-driven development. Winner for 2014 - JUnit
Kaspersky Internet Security 2014
The SECURITY category included tools ranging across authentication and encryption, code analysis, firewalls, network monitoring, system enhancements, system monitoring and spam prevention. The three finalists in the category were:
- 1. Microsoft Security Essentials
- 2. Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, and
- 3. Barracuda Web Application Firewall
The winner was a strong security product that delivers many improvements in terms of usability, new countermeasures against zero-day attacks and strong anti-malware protection. And that product was Kaspersky Internet Security 2014.
The OPEN SOURCE category awards the most successful and useful open source projects offering the best solutions for businesses and are a developer's favorite. The finalists in this category were:
- 1. NoSQL
- 2. node.js, and
- 3. Raspberry Pi
And the winner by a clear margin was node.js
The WEB DEVELOPMENT category evaluates web development and deployment tools that are helping developers and designers push the boundaries of the web. The finalists in this category were:
- 1. Microsoft WebMatrix 2
- 2. HTML5 Boilerplate, and
- 3. Twitter Bootstrap
And the winner is a wildly popular front-end framework designed to kick-start development of webapps and sites - Twitter Bootstrap
The MOBILE DEVELOPMENT category honors the best software application, software service or infrastructure solution that enables access to software functionality and boosts the productivity and adaptability of a mobile device including
- 1. Xamarin 2.0
- 2. Adobe PhoneGap, and
- 3. Android
And the winner is the strongest contender in this category, an awesome community driven project and the winner in 2013 too - Android.
The FRAMEWORKS category honors the best tool from across several libraries, components, and frameworks that are part of every developer's treasure chest.
- 1. Grails
- 2. Spring MVC, and
- 3. AngularJS
The DATABASE & DATA TOOLS category awards the best software solution for the storage, organization, management, search, editing, reporting, analysis, and retrieval of large quantities of data. The finalists in this category were:
- 1. MongoDB
- 2. Microsoft SQL Server, and
- 3. Hadoop 2.0
And the winner is an open-source document database, and the leading NoSQL database. It empowers businesses to be more agile and scalable. Fortune 500 companies and startups alike are using it to create new types of applications, improve customer experience, accelerate time to market and reduce costs. The Winner for 2014 - MongoDB