Inca din 1990 revista Dr Dobbs ofera un premiu de excelenta in software engineering. Jolt Awards este un premiu pe care l-au primit de-a lungul anilor Alistair Cockburn, Brett McLaughlin, si multi altii.
Anul acesta juriul (Alan Zeichick, Chris Minnick, Robert DelRossi, David Dossot, Gary Evans, Gary Pollice, Jon Kurtz, Larry O’Brien, Mike Riley, Peter Westerman, Roberto Galoppini, Rick Wayne, Scott Ambler) a stabilit urmatorul clasament:
- Jolt Excellence Award: Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation, by Jez Humble and David Farley
- Jolt Productivity Award: Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages, by Bruce Tate
- Jolt Productivity Award: Mining the Social Web: Analyzing Data from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Media Sites, by Matthew A. Russell
- Jolt Finalist: Domain-Specific Languages by Martin Fowler andRebecca Parsons
- Jolt Finalist: The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A: Combinatorial Algorithms, Part 1, by Donald Knuth
- Jolt Finalist: The Joy of Clojure: Thinking the Clojure Way, by Michael Fogus and Chris Houser