The Duke's Choice Awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and are granted to the most innovative projects using the Java platform.
The most innovative projects from 2010 using the Java platform include:
Innovative End-to-End Consumer Application
MLB Advanced Media
Fantasy baseball draft application and scoreboard built in JavaFX and Java and used by 250,000 managers in the official fantasy league of Major League Baseball.
Innovative Health Care & Human Services
Pulse Health Intact System, remote telemedicine server that connects doctors, patients and care facilites. Monitoring devices connected to the patient's mobile phone is uploaded and shared. Uses Java EE 6 (server), Java SE 1.6 Swing clients (desktop) and Java ME CLDC (client).
Innovative Government & Public Works
Perrone Robotics' Pennsylvania Turnpike Laser system used on PA turnpike to effectively measure trucks while in motion. Eliminates need to pull off the road at a weigh station.
Innovative User Experience
2010 Winter Olympics medal geo-view, an innovative data visualization application built using Java FX and Java and deployed live to millions of visitors and fans during the Vancouver Olympics.
Innovative Technical Data Visualization
Open, interactive graphics visualization platform entirely based on Java SE 6, capable of visualizing and manipulating very lager network data to find patterns and reveal hidden structure.
Innovative Java for Developers
Wabi Sabi Software
"Application Sonification", which is listening to an application operate to discern behaviors and patterns. Specific example based on application logging (Log4jFuge) using Java SE 6 and Groovy.
Innovative Java for Education
Education solution providing a multi-document interface through which a wide range of data (maps, images, video, text) can be combined. Built using Java SE 6, Swing, and a variety of data viewers (VLC, Worldwind, Yahoo Search, etc.).
Innovative Visualization and Data Intelligence
NetCharts Pro 7.0 lets Java developers create HTML 5 compliant web applications, including support for SVG.
Case Systems, Inc.
Solar powered traffic monitoring system using Java ME.
Innovative Java Building Block
Wireless-enabled silicon modules that implement Java ME and provide easy-to-use building blocks for dedicated microelectronics solutions with onboard wireless/GSM communications capabilities. The example nominated is a mobile healthcare system (diabetes management, sleep therapy).