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(New York, NY - December 19, 2002) -, a Jupitermedia Corporation Web site for programmers and application developers, today announced the winners of its Product of the Year Awards. Winning for Technology of the Year is Sun Microsystems' Java 2 version 1.4.

"We're thrilled that users have embraced the inaugural Product of the Year awards with such enthusiasm," said Brad Jones, executive editor of "We expect the level of interest and participation will increase for next year's awards now that the winners have been selected and announced for our 2002 Product of the Year honor. Being recognized by the community is a prestigious honor for winners and nominees alike," Jones added.

The awards were selected by readers and editors in voting that took place at the Web site.'s editors said Java earned the award for Technology of the Year, based on improvements that included accelerated graphics performance and support for tasks such as large-scale data mining and business intelligence.

Categories in which products have been awarded are:

  • Technology of the Year
  • Development Tool of the Year
  • Enterprise Development Tool of the Year
  • Development Utility of the Year
  • Best DBMS or Related Technology of the Year
  • Wireless Development Product of the Year
  • Web Service of the Year
  • .NET Tool/Add-in of the Year
  • Java Tool/Add-in of the Year

Honored as Development Tool of the Year is Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET and as Wireless Development Product of the Year is Oracle's JDeveloper. A complete list of the winners and finalists is available at the Web site.

About is part of the Network of IT professional sites; both are properties of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM). provides articles, tutorials, news, discussions and other information resources focused on software development. Topics include architecture and design, project management, XML, tools, programming languages, Java, wireless development and much more.

About Jupitermedia Corporation
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), ( headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading provider of global real-time news, information, research and media resources for information technology and Internet industry professionals. Jupitermedia includes the and Network of over 150 Web sites and 175 e-mail newsletters that generate over 200 million page views monthly. Jupitermedia also includes Jupiter Research, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in 18 business areas and 10 vertical markets. In addition, Jupiter Events include nearly 40 offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business-specific topics.

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Mary Ann Boland
Marketing and Public Relations Associate
(212) 547-7939
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