Agitar Software Wins the Prestigious 2004 Duke’s Choice Award at JavaOne Developer Conference

Duke's Choice Java Award Winner Sun CEO Scott McNealy and Java Creator James Gosling judge Agitar’s Enterprise Developer Testing among coolest projects in the world for Java technology.

Agitar Software, the leader in enterprise developer testing, today announced the company was named a prestigious Duke’s Choice Award winner by Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy. The awards celebrate the best in the business from among all the cool projects in the world of Java technology as judged by Sun CEO McNealy and Java creator James Gosling.

Agitar, backed by venture capital firms Sequoia and NEA, enables 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.

"We’re honored that Sun has recognized our breakthrough Java technology as well as the importance of enterprise developer testing," said Jerry Rudisin, CEO of Agitar. "It’s very exciting to be included with fellow Duke’s Choice award-winners such as eBay and the JPL's Mars interplanetary missions, and to be the only enterprise software vendor recognized."

McNealy presented the second-annual Duke's Choice Awards for most innovative Java™ Technology applications. The Duke's Choice Awards, now in their second year, recognize the best-of-the-best in the world of Java technology development. Winners received a statue of "Duke," the Java mascot, and a certificate of recognition from McNealy and Gosling, creator of the Java programming language. "Duke continues to reward innovative uses of Java," said McNealy. This year's crop of winners included:

  • 8D Technologies Automated Parking Management System
  • Avis Assist
  • Agitator & the Agitar Management Dashboard
  • Brazil Online Tax Service
  • eBay
  • JPL Maestro
  • Orbitz Travel
  • SK Telecom's Moneta M-Commerce Solution
  • TechLand Software


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