CodeRush Named “Best of Tech-Ed 2008 Developers Award” Winner

June 6, 2008 – DevExpress today announced that CodeRush was named the winner of the “Best of Tech-Ed 2008 Developers Awards” as the Breakthrough Product of the Year by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®.

The judges reviewed over 65 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 13 finalists to be interviewed at Tech-Ed 2008 Developers Conference in Orlando FL. The interviews were conducted June 3-4 2008. Winners were announced on June 5 at an evening reception held at Universal Studios, Florida.

“For our seventh annual Best of Tech-Ed awards competition, we've once again seen an impressive and expanding slate of entries,” said Karen Forster, group editorial and strategy director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine. “We selected among the many admirable products, choosing winners that most clearly demonstrated strategic importance to the market, competitive advantages, and value to customers.”

“To have CodeRush awarded the Breakthrough Product of the Year at TechEd 2008 is significant,” said Julian M Bucknall, DevExpress CTO. “Our focus here at DevExpress is to deliver best-of-breed IDE tools to the software development community so that individuals and teams alike can code at the speed of thought and become more productive and efficient without a steep learning curve or unnecessary hurdles.”

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