Software Developers Polled by SmartBear on Best and Worst Technology of 2012

First Annual 'Golden Paw Awards' Reveal the Year's Favorites and Failures in Software Quality

Beverly, Mass. – Feb. 6, 2013 – Hundreds of software professionals voted during the month of January in SmartBear Software’s first annual Golden Paw Awards, a series of awards dedicated to all things quality. Honors were announced in an episode of Unprepared Geeks, SmartBear’s bi-weekly video-podcast where the folks behind SoapUI and LoadUI discuss hot topics in the world of quality. As voting revealed, here are the favorites and failures of software developers and testers in 2012:

“Luke, I Am Your Father” Award for most impactful event

Winner – Apple vs. Samsung

“Best Thing Since Sliced Bread” Award for most overrated product

Winner – iPhone 5

“Hulk Smash” Award for breakthrough of the year

Winner – Cloud Services

“Spork” Award for most underrated product of the year

Winner – Google Chromebook

“Titanic” Award for most epic tech flop

Winner – Apple iOS Maps

“Great Pyramid – How in the Blazes Did They Do It?!” Award for biggest tech success

Winner – Google Driverless Cars

“Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right-B-A” Award for game-changer of the year

Winner – Google

Thanks to all who participated. We look forward to another year honoring software quality!

To see a list of all finalists and view an entertaining awards presentation, visit:

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