PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- May 27, 2005 — JetBrains™, Inc., creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools, has been honored for the second consecutive year by BZ Media as one of the 2005 SD Times 100 top innovators. Cited this year for sharpening Java expertise in the Microsoft Universe, the award recognizes JetBrains for its innovations in the Tools and Environment category. One of only 10 winners in that area, JetBrains earlier this year introduced ReSharper, a plug-in that makes refactoring and other technology-leading practices of the Java universe available to C# developers working in Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2003.
The SD Times 100 selects annually companies, organizations and other influencers for their innovation and leadership within specific market categories. Now in its third year, the SD Times 100 Award recognizes companies and organizations that broadly set the agenda for software development managers, developers, and the industry by providing thought leadership and innovation during the previous year.
JetBrains has consistently distinguished itself through technology leadership and innovation. IntelliJ IDEA, the company's flagship IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Java, has become the IDE of choice among top-level Java developers for the way it combines its industry-leading features into a single compelling package. During the past year, ReSharper became similarly well-known and widely accepted among Visual Studio.NET 2003 users for its application of a robust combination of enhanced development tools and powerful automations to Microsoft's popular C# developer environment. Both products dramatically improve their users' productivity by relieving them of time consuming, repetitive and routine tasks.
"The software development industry is led by innovation," said Alan Zeichick, Editor-in-Chief of BZ Media's SD Times. "When choosing the 2005 SD Times 100, we carefully considered each organization's products and services, reputation with development managers, and the new ideas and thought leadership that it has brought to the industry. Thanks to the SD Times 100 winners, the art of software development continues to advance at a rapid pace."
"It is certainly an honor to be acknowledged as a leader and innovator by the SD Times 100 award for two years in a row," said Eugene Belyaev, JetBrains president and chief technology officer. "JetBrains has always been dedicated to listening to what developers want and providing them with the tools they need to generate better code and be more productive. This award validates our team's hard work to accomplish this goal."
About BZ Media
BZ Media LLC (www.bzmedia.com) is a New York-based media company combining the best of print and Internet publishing with industry-leading technical conferences and expositions. BZ Media's SD Times (www.sdtimes.com) is the twice-monthly newspaper of record for the software development industry. SD Times reaches more than 55,000 subscribers in 131 countries.
JetBrains, Inc. is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for its innovative, award-winning Java integrated development environment, IntelliJ IDEA (see details on the Web at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/) and ReSharper for C# developers (see http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/). JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg, Russia and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, see http://www.jetbrains.com.
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