Agitar Software Releases Agitator 2.0 and Agitar Management Dashboard 2.0

New Releases Offer Tight Integration with the Eclipse Development Platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 17 — Agitar Software, the leader in Developer Testing for the enterprise, today announced the general availability of Agitator 2.0 and the Agitar Management Dashboard 2.0. The new releases are a significant step forward in helping organizations improve the quality and value of their software applications. New features include tighter integration with Eclipse and code pattern detection for enforcing coding standards. The 2.0 releases also offer expanded J2EE capabilities — adding support for Enterprise JavaBeans and the Apache Struts framework and enhancing support for Servlets and JDBC.

Developer Testing — empowering software developers to build in quality and to validate the quality of their code at the time they write it — is quickly emerging as the most successful way to improve the productivity of software development teams and the quality of the software they produce. Agitar’s solutions make Developer Testing practical on a large scale by automating much of the process of creating, maintaining, and executing unit tests and by providing detailed information about a team’s Developer Testing efforts.

“There is a growing trend to adopt unit testing as an important component of initiatives to improve software quality,” said Thomas Murphy, Program Director, Application Delivery Strategies at the META Group, a leading provider of information technology research. “But there is a steep learning curve to introducing developer testing in large-scale projects, and few companies have the required skills to do it. The introduction of industrial-strength automation tools and integration with the major software development IDEs will significantly accelerate the adoption.”

“Agitar’s solution has delivered tremendous and measurable value to our customers since we shipped the first release in January,” said Jerry Rudisin, CEO and President of Agitar Software. “Our 2.0 release builds on this success and makes Enterprise Developer Testing even more attractive and compelling. Our full support for Enterprise JavaBeans and coding standards enforcement make Agitator and the Management Dashboard applicable to the most demanding Java projects. Our exceptional Eclipse integration makes it natural, easy, and fun for developers to create and deliver unit tests with their Java code.”

Features and Benefits of the Agitar Solution

  • Intelligent test-data generation — exercise Java code in the broadest set of circumstances
  • Powerful observation engine — summarize code behavior and enable developers to determine the correctness of code behavior
  • Dynamic test management — keep tests current when tested code is being changed
  • AutoMocks — automatically created smart mock objects – provide unprecedented levels of coverage
  • IDE Integration — Eclipse-based; use Agitator in conjunction with popular IDEs such as Eclipse, JBuilder, and IntelliJ IDEA
  • Code rules — enforce coding standards compliance; prevent and detect common coding errors
  • Factories — provide configurable and extensible mechanisms for data generation
  • Extensive JUnit support — integrate and leverage manually created unit tests
  • Management Dashboard — set Developer Testing targets and measure progress and trends
  • Risk Analysis — illustrate areas of high risk or complexity, enabling development teams to correctly prioritize testing activities
About Agitar’s Solutions

Agitator™ intelligently exercises Java code, presenting observations about code behavior to developers, which can be converted into unit tests with a single click. Coupled with a standards checker, coding problems are identified early. This “software agitation,” process creates durable test assets, allowing teams to develop their code with confidence and achieve profound software quality improvements and cost reductions. 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

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