In late 2012 Oracle announced the expansion of the Duke’s Choice Award program to include regional awards in conjunction with each international JavaOne Conference. The expanded Duke’s Choice Award program celebrates Java innovation happening within specific regions (Latin America, Russia, India and China) and provides an opportunity to recognize winners locally.
In keeping with the ten year tradition of the Duke’s Choice Award program and the first at JavaOne Russia (2013), the most important ingredient is innovation. JetBrains has been recognized for the new JavaFX support in the latest version of IntelliJ IDEA, and in general as a strong supporter of open source software. Our free and open Community Edition and other projects such as Kotlin, continue to have a huge influence on the Java community.
“The Duke’s Choice Award is a great honor for us,” says Eugene Toporov, JetBrains Marketing Lead. “We’re glad to receive recognition of our efforts being on the right track with the Java community needs.” Eugene continues, “This is a great motivation for the whole team to continue making software development a pleasure.”