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Congratulations 2011 Duke's Choice Awards Winners!

The Duke's Choice Awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and are granted to the most innovative projects using the Java platform.

The most innovative projects from 2011 using the Java platform include:

Innovative Integration Testing

Arquillian Project

Arquillian is a platform for simplifying Java integration testing. Arquillian transparently handles the pesky scaffolding like server startup, framework initialization and deployment – leaving you to focus on the task at hand: writing your test logic.

Innovative Green Technology


Infiltrea is an end-to-end solution, built with JavaFX and Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), designed for green building professionals whose job is to measure the air tightness of buildings.

Innovative Industrial Software

Inductive Automation

Ignition is a Java-based web application that includes a business scorecard, to integrate different manufacturing machines using a central web-server. It creates systems that cover the full spectrum between Human Machine Interface (HMI), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES), enabling rapid project development and deployment.

Innovative Home Automation

Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)jHome

A complete home automation API open-source for Glassfish/JavaEE enabling developers to control anything in their homes such as lamps, LED light, coffee machines.

Innovative Tool for Developers


JFrog's Artifactory is the world's first binary repository manager. Built with the Content Repository API for Java (JCR) specification, it is helping change the way developers build and manage software modules by delivering high concurrency and unmatched data integrity.

Innovative Compiler for Java Code


JRebel is a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) plug-in that enables Java developers to instantly see any code change made to an application. It allows developers to skip the build and redeploy phases and has prevented 39 million redeploys.

Innovative Programming Framework


The LMAX Disruptor is a multi-threaded, open-source concurrent programming framework designed for high-performance and low-latency transaction processing. Part of LMAX's Java-based trading platform, the LMAX Disruptor replaces and outperforms java.util.concurrent.ArrayBlockingQueue by up to 80x.

Innovative Industrial Automation

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation is creating its next generation, Java-enabled HMI device line of products that will allow for the automated communication and exchange of data to factory floor lines.

Innovative Accessibility Solution

Sodbeans Project

The Sodbeans Project is an open-source, NetBeans-based module suite designed to enhance accessibility for the blind in modern programming environments. The NetBeans module suite includes a new programming language designed for ease-of-use, a text-to-speech engine designed to make NetBeans compatible with screen readers on multiple platforms and a number of features designed to make programming easier for the blind.

Innovative Network Programming

The Netty Project

The Netty Project is a Java-based new I/O (NIO) client server framework that enables quick and easy development of network applications. It greatly simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket server.