The Jolt Awards 2008 are out.
A few comments on the finalists:
HttpWatch and JavaRebel, both of which I blogged about earlier (JavaRebel recently) are in the list.
Four O'Reilly Media books made the list.
Among others, this book from the awards list looks interesting:
Intellectual Property and Open Source by Van Lindberg (O'Reilly Media).
As open source keeps on growing in usage and popularity, the need for, and value of, books like this, is likely to go up, IMO.
The presence of these two books in the finalists:
Programming in Scala by Martin Odersky, Lex Spoon, and Bill Venners (Artima Press)
Real World Haskell by John Goerzen, Bryan O'Sullivan, Donald Bruce Stewart (O'Reilly Media)
seems to indicate the growing interest in newer or less mainstream programming languages like Scala and Haskell.
BTW, John Goerzen is also the author of the book Foundations of Python Network Programming.
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