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Best Software Development Solution

Awards the best programming language, application or development tool(s) for software or online use. Includes toolkits, diagnostic programs, IDE, applet and plug-in development tools, database development programs, etc.

Blueprint Requirements Center 2010, Blueprint

Blueprint enables development organizations to visualize future software applications before they are built. Requirements Center is ideal for both co-located teams and for distributed or outsourced environments where requirements communication is the source of so much waste, inefficiency, and risk.

Requirements Center lets you define requirements using a broad range of requirements expressions including rich hierarchical text, user interface mockups, use cases, business process, data definitions and operations, and roles. This rich requirements foundation is then leveraged to dramatically enhance requirements review and validation sessions by automatically creating complete, visual, interactive simulations of the future application. Requirements Center also accelerates the quality assurance discipline on the project by automatically generating tests that provide one hundred percent coverage of all possible usage scenarios for the application. A seamless integration between Blueprint Requirements Center and HP Quality Center allows complete alignment of requirements, traceability, and tests between the two products to provide a complete end-to-end requirements definition, management, and testing solution. Along with innovative change management, traceability, and customizable automatic document generation, Requirements Center is transforming software development into a competitive advantage for businesses.

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    SUSE Studio Online, Novell, Inc.

    SUSE Studio Online is a free tool that allows developers to quickly build software appliances, pre-configured combinations of an application, middleware and operating system integrated into a single image and tailored to run on industry-standard hardware as well as virtual or cloud environments. With SUSE Studio, users can create a Linux distribution with a few mouse clicks, customize it and share it with the world. SUSE Studio provides a web-based interface that runs in a browser. Creating an appliance is easy:

    - Go to and select a template, available in different combinations of server, desktop, KDE, Gnome, 32 or 64 bit architecture

    - Add packages

    - Configure settings, options and items like logos and wallpapers

    - Add overlay files to fine tune the application and system configuration

    - Build the appliance as a CD/DVD, disc image or Xen or VMware image.

    - Test in a virtual machine in the browser window, make changes and commit those changes to the appliance

    - Implement changes via a new build and download

    SUSE Studio has been available since July 2009. To date, SUSE Studio has built more than 275,000 appliances and has almost 65,000 registered users.

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    Tableau Public, Tableau Software

    Tableau Public is a free service that allows anyone in the world to explore and visualize their data (or any public data) and share it as an interactive graphic on the web. Once on the web, anyone can interact, filter, and update the graphic. No programming skills required. Tableau Public brings data to conversations on the web and allow people to understand information quickly and easily.

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