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Visual Studio Magazine Announces 2016 Reader's Choice Award Winners

VIENNA, VA, November 17, 2016) -- Visual Studio Magazine today announced the winners of its 23rd annual Reader's Choice Awards. The 2016 winners are chosen by the readers of Visual Studio Magazine and honor the best Visual Studio- and .NET Framework-related tools and services in 36 categories.

"It's been an interesting year for solution builders, one that has seen some incredible innovation as Microsoft has refocused its own solution stack," said Michael Domingo, Editor in Chief of Visual Studio Magazine. "Readers will see some familiar companies, as well as some surprises in this year's Visual Studio Magazine Reader's Choice Awards."

Visual Studio Magazine presented three awards per category: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

The awards are based on the responses of hundreds of Visual Studio Magazine subscribers. An e-mail invitation was sent to subscribers and responses were collected from Aug. 6 to Sep. 2, 2016. The online ballot, which was compiled by the editors of Visual Studio Magazine, included more than 400 products.

The winner's list will be available in a special edition PDF available for download in December.

Here is the list of the top award recipients for each individual category:

Component Suite: Desktop (WinForms, WPF)
Gold: DevExpress WinForms
Silver: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Bronze (Tie): Aspose.Total for .NET, CodeJock Xtreme ToolkitPro for Visual C++

Component Suite: Web (ASP.NET, Silverlight, HTML5, JavaScript)
Gold: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Silver: DevExpress ASP.NET Subscription
Bronze: Infragistics Controls

Component Suite:Cross-Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.)
Gold: DevExpress DevExtreme Subscription
Silver: Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
Bronze: Aspose.Total for .NET

Component: Grid and Spreadsheet
Gold: DevExpress WinForms
Silver: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Bronze: Infragistics Windows Forms

Component: Chart, Gauge, Graph and Flow
Gold: DevExpress WinForms - Chart Control
Silver: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Bronze (TIE): Software FX Chart FX, Nevron Chart for .NET

Component: Imaging, Image Processing and Drawing
Gold: LEADTOOLS Imaging Pro Developer Toolkit
Silver: Accusoft ImageGear for .NET
Bronze (TIE): Atalasoft DotImage, GrapeCity ComponentOne Studio Imaging for UWP

 Component: Mapping/GIS
Gold: Esri ArcGIS Desktop
Silver: DevExpress WinForms - Map Control
Bronze: Telerik DevTools by Progress

Component: Text, OCR, Scanning & Barcode
Gold: DevExpress ASP.NET - Rich Text Editor
Silver: LEADTOOLS Recognition Imaging Suite
Bronze: TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET

Component: UI, Toolbar, Menu, Ribbon
Gold: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Silver: DevExpress WinForms - Ribbon & Toolbar
Bronze: Infragistics Windows Forms

Component: Multi-Document Processing
Gold: LEADTOOLS Document Imaging Suite Developer Toolkit
Silver: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Bronze: Aspose.Words for .NET

 Software Design, Frameworks, and Modeling Tools
Gold: DevExpress eXpressApp Framework
Silver: IBM Rational Rose Developer for Visual Studio
Bronze: PostSharp

Performance, Profiling, and Debugging Tools
Gold: Telerik DevTools by Progress
Silver: JetBrains dotTrace
Bronze: Redgate ANTS Performance Profiler

General Development Tools (includes IDEs)
Gold: JetBrains ReSharper
Silver: DevExpress CodeRush for Visual Studio
Bronze: Telerik DevTools by Progress

Collaboration, Project Management and Agile Solutions
Gold (TIE): Atlassian Bitbucket, VisualSVN - Subversion Integration
Silver: JetBrains TeamCity
Bronze: IBM Rational ClearQuest

ALM, SCM and Requirements Management
Gold: IBM Rational ClearCase
Silver: CollabNet TeamForge
Bronze: Micro Focus StarTeam

Software Architecture
Gold: IBM Rational Modeling Extension for .NET
Silver: Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
Bronze: Structure101 Studio

Bug, Defect and Feature Tracking
Gold: Atlassian JIRA
Silver: Telerik Fiddler
Bronze: SmartBear Collaborator

Software Testing and Quality Assurance
Gold: JetBrains dotCover
Silver: DevExpress TestCafe
Bronze: Telerik Test Studio

FTP, Email and Network Connectivity
Gold: Go Daddy Email
Silver: /n software IP*Works!
Bronze: Xceed SFTP for .NET

Reporting, Analysis and Visualization
Gold: combit List & Label
Silver: DevExpress Reporting
Bronze: Telerik DevTools by Progress

 Databases and Data Development and Modeling
Gold: Redgate SQL Toolbelt
Silver: DevExpress eXpress Persistent Objects
Bronze: CA ERwin Data Modeler

Big Data, Hadoop
Gold (TIE): Apache Avro, Syncfusion Big Data Platform
Silver: Tableau
Bronze: Cloudera Enterprise

Data Sciences, Analytics
Gold: RStudio
Silver: Hortonworks Data Platform
Bronze: RapidMiner

SharePoint Components and Tooling
Gold: Bamboo Project Management Suite
Silver: Infragistics SharePlus
Bronze: ArcGIS Esri Maps for SharePoint

PDF and Print/Preview Components and Tools
Gold: DevExpress WinForms PDF Control
Silver: ActivePDF Toolkit
Bronze: Accusoft PDF Xpress

Mobile Development Tools and Frameworks
Gold: Xamarin Platform
Silver: DevExpress DevExtreme Subscription
Bronze: Telerik Platform by Progress

Middleware, SOA and Server-Based Tools
Gold: JNBridgePro
Silver: ComponentSpace SAML Suite for .NET
Bronze: SAP Crystal Server

Web Design & Development Tools
Gold: DevExpress Universal Subscription
Silver: Telerik Kendo UI by Progress
Bronze: Adobe CreativeCloud

Productivity Tools
Gold: DevExpress CodeRush for Visual Studio
Silver: JetBrains dotPeek
Bronze: Telerik DevTools by Progress

Content Management Systems
Gold: Kentico
Silver: Orchard CMS
Bronze: Progress Sitefinity

Cloud Development Tools
Gold: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Silver: Cloud9
Bronze: VMware vCloud

Security & Copy Protection
Gold: Black DuckHub
Silver: Code Signing Certificates
Bronze: Wise Owl Demeanor for .NET

Installation, Setup & Deployment Tools
Gold: Flexera Software InstallShield
Silver: InstallAware Developer
Bronze: Indigo Rose Software MSI Factory

Parallel and Multicore DevelopmentTools
Gold: Intel Parallel Studio XE
Silver: IncrediBuild
Bronze: Imperas M*SDK Advanced Multicore SDK

Web Hosting
Gold: Discount ASP.NET
Silver: Host Gator
Bronze (TIE): Arvix Web Hosting, myASP.NET

Gold: AppDynamics
Silver: Dynatrace
Bronze: Redgate ReadyRoll

Help Authoring
Gold: Adobe RoboHelp
Silver: IBE Software HelpNDoc, Innovasys HelpStudio
Bronze: Helixoft VSdocman

Gold: Pluralsight
Silver: Learning Tree
Bronze: DevExpress Training

About Visual Studio Magazine
Visual Studio Magazine provides news, analysis and how-to, practical articles that teach developers how to create applications with Visual Studio better, faster and more easily. The portfolio includes, .NET Insight e-newsletter, Visual Studio Live! and Live! 360 events. The award-winning editorial reaches the core of the Microsoft developer community—software architects, senior developers and development managers. For more information, visit

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Posted on December 6, 2016 at 1:19 PM