Agitar Software Announces the Latest Release of Its Solution for Enterprise-Scale Java Unit Testing

June 28, 2004 - Agitar Software, the leader in enterprise developer testing, today announced the general availability of Agitator 1.5 and Agitar Management Dashboard version 1.5. The new releases deliver comprehensive enhancements in test data generation (including JDBC and XML schema), deeper JUnit integration and improved analytic capabilities.

Agitator and Agitar Management Dashboard enable enterprise Java development teams to implement developer testing programs, improving the quality of software products, while speeding up development cycles and reducing overall software lifecycle costs.

"Developer testing is increasingly important to enterprises in industries where software quality is a business-critical issue,"said Alberto Savoia, founder and CTO at Agitar Software. "Our latest releases of Agitator and the Agitar Management Dashboard deliver more power to development teams by automating unit testing while also giving managers more insight into the quality metrics that matter to their business."

The concept of developer testing – empowering developers to create and run unit tests on their software before system integration – is rapidly gaining acceptance as an important component of modern software development. Agitar’s Enterprise Developer Testing builds on this new advance and introduces the scalability, integration, automation, and manageability features required for successful corporate deployments.

Among the key features for Agitator 1.5 are:

  • Intelligent test data generation – to exercise Java code in the broadest set of circumstances
  • Powerful observation engine – to summarize code behavior and enable developers to determine the correctness of code behavior
  • Dynamic test management – to keep tests current when tested code is being changed
  • AutoMocks – automatically created smart mock objects – to provide unprecedented levels of coverage
  • Extensible factories and adapters – to provide detailed control of input data generation

Among the key features for Agitar Management Dashboard 1.5 are:

  • Integration of Agitator and JUnit tests
  • Ability to set developer testing targets and measure progress and trends
  • Analysis pointing teams to code areas of high risk or complexity, enabling development teams to correctly prioritize testing activities

About Agitar’s Products
Agitator intelligently exercises Java code to discover its behavior and presents observations to the developer. Developers can convert Agitator’s valid observations into unit tests with a single click. This unique process, called "aoftware agitation," helps developers create thorough sets of reusable unit tests. Agitation lets developers edit and enhance their code with confidence, helping them prevent errors as they write or modify their programs.

The Agitar Management Dashboard provides unprecedented data, visibility, and control over the developer testing process. The Management Dashboard lets development teams set testing targets based on risk, resource availability, and schedules. It gives in-depth reports on test quality with details by project, package, class, and method.


About Agitar Technologies, Inc.
Using unprecedented JUnit Generation and software agitation techniques, and Java functional testing coverage capabilities, Agitar Technologies enables the enterprise to save time and money, releasing Java applications faster with fewer bugs. The “AgitarOne” product family enables software teams to create, use, and manage the extensive set of unit tests needed to be truly agile. Customers have cut legacy maintenance efforts by 50%, released new applications 30% faster with fewer bugs, and cut the cost of finding and fixing post-release bugs by 90%. Agitar Technologies is a privately-held company headquartered in Cranston, RI. For more information visit