Agitar Software Sees Accelerated Adoption of Its Enterprise Developer Testing Solutions
Companies Seek to Improve Software Quality and Control Software Development Costs
JAVAONE 2005 CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2005 – Agitar Software, the leader in enterprise developer testing, today announced a record number of new customers, additional deployments, and a continuing stream of industry awards and recognition for its products: Agitator® and the Agitar Management Dashboard. Agitar’s solutions have demonstrated the value of automating developer testing as the best way to improve software quality, reduce time to market, and cut software development costs.
"In today’s market, the success of an organization depends increasingly on its ability to develop and enhance its software," said Jerry Rudisin, CEO of Agitar Software. "Organizations need better quality software, shorter development cycles and real transparency in the development process. They also need software that is a business asset that can be changed with confidence as requirements change. The trend of global sourcing makes all of these more important yet more difficult. Developer testing – enabling developers to test their code as they write it – is the quality initiative needed to transform software development and fulfill these needs. Agitar is the first company to make it practical and compelling for even the most demanding enterprise customers."
Expanded Customer Base
Enterprise customers worldwide are choosing Agitar’s automated developer testing technology to expedite delivery of secure, high quality software applications. Newly announced Agitar customers include Bear Stearns, CapitalStar Systems, Cisco, Fujitsu, HP Japan, Hitachi, IBM Japan, Landmark Graphics, National Australia Bank, and Siemens. Agitar further announced reseller agreements with companies in Australia, Belgium, England, France, India, Japan, Korea, Scandinavia, and Singapore.
Continued Accolades for Agitar
Agitator and the Agitar Management Dashboard were released in March 2004, and have obtained unprecedented recognition since that launch. After winning the Duke’s Choice Award at JavaOne 2004, and the InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award in 2004, Agitar received four significant awards in the first half of 2005:
- Jolt Product Excellence award: Winner in the "Test – Automated Test Tools" category from Software Development Magazine
- SDTimes 100: Winner in the "Test & Performance" category
- InfoWorld Top 25 CTOs: Agitar CTO and Vice President of Engineering Alberto Savoia named one of the 25 most influential CTOs
- eWeek Magazine 5th Annual Excellence Awards: Finalist IT Quality Assurance Tools
The judges for the Jolt Award remarked: "Unlike most other automated test tools, Agitator is easy to use – simply point it at your code, a method, class or complete project, and let it loose. The tool analyzes a program and selects data that it determines will effectively exercise the methods in the program. It then finds boundary conditions and data values that will exercise all conditions and branches, and it does it quickly. It generated and ran almost 1,600 tests on a class in less than 10 seconds."
"Adopting test-driven development has been shown to drastically reduce defect rates," state Carey Schwaber and Margo Visitacion in Software Quality is Everybody’s Business, Forrester Research, Inc., May 2005. "Shops that can’t get developers to write unit tests should consider adopting tools that automatically generate these unit tests, such as Agitar Software’s Agitator."
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 www.agitar.com.
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