Winning a award

Posted by Pramod Sadalage on Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Last week I received the good news. The book I co-authored with Scott Ambler won the 2007 Jolt Productivity Award in the Technical Books category. I was dumb enough not to attend the awards ceremony and receive the award, anyway when I started on the book project couple of years back I was afraid if the book would do justice to the Martin Fowler signature series, under which this book appears. The Jolt award award and all the comments I have received from many people in the last year, put me at easy, give me the feeling that finally I can relax and not worry about letting down Martin’s signature series.

I think the challenges of working with the database in an evolutionary manner, are finally getting the attention they deserve. ThoughtWorks won two awards at Jolt night, my book and dbdeploy and both of them related to the database area helping projects deliver in an Evolutionary manner. More about Jolt Awards can be found at

Overall it has been a good week, getting the news about the Jolt Productivity Award the appreciation and well wishes from all ThoughtWorkers, friends and family.