Agitar's All-In-One Unit Testing Solution Wins 2007 Jolt Award

Agitar continues record-setting streak as industry’s most highly regarded developer testing automation technology

Jolt Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 28, 2007 – Agitar Software, the leader in enterprise developer testing, today announced that AgitarOne received the Dr. Dobb’s Journal’s 2007 Jolt Product Excellence Award in the testing category. Each year, the Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards, sponsored by Dr. Dobb’s Journal, acknowledges those products, books, and technologies that “jolt” the industry with their significance and have redefined a genre or solved a problem that has previously eluded a solution.

Since it first shipped in 2004, every major release of Agitar’s unit testing solution has won an award from the Jolt judges, a continuing testimonial to Agitar’s breakthrough innovation in developer testing. Agitar is the only vendor of testing tools to win this prestigious award three years in a row.

“The Jolt Award recognizes Agitar's leadership in enabling software teams worldwide to accelerate time-to-market, improve the quality and flexibility of their software, and reduce costs through unit testing,” said Jerry Rudisin, CEO of Agitar Software. “The esteemed panel of Jolt judges agreed with us that unit testing should be a top priority in 2007 for every development organization that cares about being agile, and wants to bring products to market in the shortest time, with the highest quality. AgitarOne is helping hundreds of customers get started easily and quickly with unit testing, and transform the quality, economics, and speed of developing and delivering Java applications.”

The latest JOLT award adds to an unparalled track record of achievement - no other software development tool has been as widely recognized or honored in its first three years on the market as Agitar’s unit testing solution. Agitar’s unit testing solution was the first software development product ever to win The Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation award, has been named a prestigious Duke's Choice Award winner, and has earned awards for technology excellence from eWeek, SD Times, and InfoWorld.

”Winning another Jolt award – the Oscars of our industry – is always very exciting,” said Alberto Savoia, co-founder and CTO of Agitar Software. “We did not rest on our laurels. Our technology has advanced dramatically in the last year in terms of power and ease-of-use, and it’s very gratifying to see our efforts being recognized by the Jolt judges. I applaud the entire Jolt award organization for giving unit testing technology the attention it deserves. Getting developers actively involved in testing their own code is the single most effective positive change a software organization can make. I am proud and excited to have Agitar play a key role in the developer testing revolution, and thrilled to have the support and recognition of Dr. Dobb’s Journal and their team.”

"Agitar continues to push the envelope when it comes to innovation," said Rosalyn Lum, conference manager for Dr. Dobb's Events. "By adding richer and fuller functionality and team-based features, it has again earned an indispensable spot in the developer's tool chest. As one Jolt judge commented, 'AgitarOne is the most advanced in the industry, and they've continued to add things like code rule compliance, JUnit test generation, their standard Agitation, support for mock objects, and now continuous integration and regression testing and more management features. The products from Agitar really do blow me away.' "

AgitarOne brings automation to each of the distinct activities of unit testing. In particular, it automates exploratory testing through Agitar’s unique innovation, software agitation, and uses Agitation to generate the industry’s best JUnit regression tests. AgitarOne is server-based and scales to support teams of any size by clustering multiple servers.


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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


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