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Jolt Winner - Smart Development Environment for NetBeans

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Joined: 2006-02-17

The Visual Paradigm team is happy to announce that Visual Paradigm's Smart Development Environment (SDE) 2.0, their powerful UML Modeling tool, has received Software Development magazine's Product Excellence Award for Design Tools at the SD West 2005 Expo ( in Santa Clara, California. Smart Development Environment has been honored with this prestigious award because it has "jolted" the industry with its contribution to software development and its significance in helping software developers to build high quality applications faster, better and cheaper.

The Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards are an industry favorite, hosted by the Editors of Software Development magazine (, this awards ceremony pays tribute to those products, books and web sites that have "jolted" the industry and helped make the software development more productive.

Smart Development Environment was nominated along with seven other products in the Design Tools category, and is finally the winner over the other finalists including IBM Rational Software Architect, Borland Together Designer 2005, MagicDraw UML 9.0 and SmartDraw 2.0.

About Smart Development Environment
Smart Development Environment (SDE) (, the award-winning UML Modeling Tool, is the most easy-to-use UML modeling plugin that is tightly integrated with most of the leading Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as Visual Studio .Net, Eclipse/IBM WebSphere, Borland JBuilder, NetBeans/Sun One Studio, IntelliJ IDEA, Oracle JDeveloper and BEA WebLogic Workshop. Visual Paradigm embeds itself to the IDEs to provide a unified modeling and development environment. Regardless of the IDE you prefer, Visual Paradigm SDE offers you following benefits:

- Full UML 2.0 notations support
- Intuitive navigation between code and visual model
- Real-time or on demand, Round-trip incremental UML model and source code synchronization
- Superior visual modeling environment
- Requirement management tools such as Use Case modeling, Textual Analysis and CRC Card support
- Powerful UML Report Generators (PDF, HTML, MS Office and Open Office)
- Reverse engineering support (C++ Source, XML, XML Schema, CORBA IDL Source, database with JDBC, .NET dll or exe files, Hibernate mapping file, Ada 9x Source)
- Sophisticated Automatic Diagram Layout
- Object Relational Mapping (ORM) support

About Visual Paradigm
Visual Paradigm International ( is a Hong Kong based company and a leader in cross-platform UML visual modeling application development platform which helps developers build quality software faster, better and cheaper. Visual Paradigm products excel in the entire model-code-deploy software development process, through model driven software development. Over a hundred Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies have adopted Visual Paradigm, and currently Visual Paradigm has over 200,000 registered users since its inception early 2002. Over 400 universities and educational institutions worldwide have also joined its Academic Partner Program including many leading universities. For more information on Visual Paradigm products, visit the company's web site at