Agitar Software Wins Software Development Magazine Jolt Award

Jolt AwardAgitar’s Agitator and Dashboard 2.0 Win 15th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 21, 2005 — Agitar Software, the leader in enterprise developer testing, today announced it was the winner in the "Test — Automated Test Tools" category in the 15th Annual Software Development Jolt Product Excellence awards.

“The Jolt Award recognizes Agitar's leadership role in enabling software teams worldwide to improve the quality and security of their software, reduce cost, and increase predictability through developer testing,” said Jerry Rudisin, CEO of Agitar. “Developer testing brings the maturity of manufacturing disciplines to software development, by holding developers responsible for creating tests as they create software, and catching problems at the earliest possible time. A team of eight esteemed Jolt judges agreed with us that effective, large-scale implementation of developer testing should be a top priority for every enterprise that really cares about improved software quality and economics in 2005. Our solution directly addresses this need and is providing significant value to our customers.”

“Software developers are finally waking up to the fact that the lack of early-stage, unit-level testing is the main culprit for the ongoing quality and security woes in modern software systems,” said Alberto Savoia, Agitar's CTO and VP of Engineering. “But considering the huge costs associated with poor software quality and security, they are not waking up fast enough. Developers need to be jolted into adopting developer testing today, and Agitar’s revolutionary technology will help them succeed.”

Agitar introduced its Agitator and Agitar Management Dashboard solutions in March 2004. Since then, Agitar:

  • Has signed more than 50 new quality-focused enterprise customers, including AbeBooks, Cisco, CitiStreet, College Board, Dupont Photomask, EC-One, Financial Engines, Fujitsu, Honeywell, MarketAxess, NEC, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, NTT Data, PeopleSoft, Synergy, Teranet, UBS, Versata, Wachovia, and WebMethods;
  • Won the 2004 InfoWorld Product of the Year award for Best Java Development Tool;
  • Was the only vendor to be honored with the prestigious Duke's Choice Award by Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy and Java creator James Gosling at JavaOne 2004;
  • Appointed Kent Beck, creator of JUnit and pioneer of eXtreme programming, as the first Agitar Software Fellow.

For the past 15 years, Software Development Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards have been presented annually to products, books and websites that have "jolted" the industry by helping to create faster, easier and more efficient software. Jolt cola, the fabled soft drink used by software developers for sustenance during development projects, sponsors the awards presentation.

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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