Thursday, March 06, 2008

LiveCycle ES wins Dr. Dobbs award.

LiveCycle Enterprise Suite has been announced as a "Productivity Winner" for the "Enterprise Tools" category
of the Dr. Dobb's 18th Annual Jolt Awards. Winners will be featured in the June issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal.

The full list of winners is published here:

SOA the real winner?

What is interesting is that this really represents the business value of SOA to the enterprise. While not specifically discussed in terms of SOA and BPM, the Jolt awards really emphasize products that have "jolted" the industry in the past year. LiveCycle Enterprise Suite is a clear choice as it represents the third major evolution of Adobe's enterprise platform. While most people were only "talking" of "registry-repository" back in 2003, Adobe had one in LiveCycle 6.0. While people talked about Service orchestration and aggregation (composition), Adobe LiveCycle 7.0 delivered. While people talked about SOA Governance, LiveCycle BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) delivered the goods again.

Winners of the Jolt awards are selected by judges consisting of industry insiders, columnists, and technology leaders. It does not surprise me that our enterprise suite captured another award and recognition. Adobe has been heavily involved in SOA standards, web services work, and business process management standards for a while.

With that said, if anyone out there wants to give it a go, I have a few LiveCycle ES developer DVDs left. Ping me (dnickull at adobe dot com) with your mailing address and I'll send one out.