Agitar Proudly Announces Agitator 1.0

Agitar Software announces Agitator 1.0 for Java, breaking through long-standing barriers to the improvement of software quality. Organizations now can create software applications of much higher quality at a greatly reduced lifecycle cost.

Customer feedback confirms that by automating unit-test creation and enabling Managed Developer Testing, Agitator 1.0 addresses critical needs in the software development process.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. -- March 03, 2004 -- Agitar Software today announced the immediate availability of Agitator 1.0 for Java, its automation solution for Managed Developer Testing. Agitator is the world's first product to substantially automate the creation of software unit tests, dramatically lowering the costs and risks for software development. Agitator 1.0 comes with the Agitar Management Dashboard, which gives development teams and their managers unprecedented visibility into the status and progress of their developer testing activities.

"With Agitator 1.0, Agitar launches the concept of software agitation, the first practical approach to the automation of unit-test creation. This is the necessary step for developer testing to be effective and economically attractive on a large scale." says Jerry Rudisin, CEO and president of Agitar. "Agitation helps developers unit test their code while avoiding the effort of writing tests manually," he added. "Using Agitator, developers create better and more maintainable software, introduce fewer bugs, and become more productive because it allows them to spend less time analyzing failures and reworking their code."

"MarketAxess operates a leading global trading platform for credit products, and its success largely rests on its ability to continually offer new functionality without compromising on quality," according to John Vande Woude, head of technology at MarketAxess. "Time-to-market and quality are critical to our competitive position," he comments. "We selected Agitator because it enables us to further accelerate our pace of delivery while giving us more control over software quality and costs."

"The evolution of application development has not kept quality at the forefront. As software has become more pervasive, time to market has become more critical and quality has suffered," says Theresa Lanowitz, research director at Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis for the IT industry. "For future success, it is crucial that software has quality built in, rather than having bugs tested out. Developer Testing should be part of the strategies used to accomplish that goal."

"Using Agitator with the Agitar Management Dashboard for our own software projects has changed my life as a software manager," says Alberto Savoia, CTO and VP of Engineering of Agitar. "It gives the team unprecedented control and understanding of the quality of our products. For the first time it is possible to set targets, track metrics, and measure progress on quality for our projects, with granularity all the way down to individual classes and methods."

Agitar offers a pre-packaged Jumpstart program, to help organizations assess their current testing efforts and implement an effective Managed Developer Testing program. Within days, companies can assess the current quality of their software projects, set testing targets, implement Agitation, integrate existing unit tests, train developers and QA engineers, and set up an automated quality reporting portal. Within weeks they can enjoy the profound benefits of effective Managed Developer Testing.

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