Agitar Software Joins Eclipse Foundation

Agitar to introduce tight integration with the Eclipse IDE for its award-winning developer testing solutions.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 14, 2004 – Agitar Software, the leader in developer testing for the enterprise, today announced it has joined the Eclipse Foundation, a community committed to the implementation of a universal platform for tools integration.

The leading open-source tool development platform, Eclipse is quickly gaining momentum among Java developers as an enterprise-class Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It allows system development, testing, and management tools from multiple vendors to be integrated in a seamless solution.

Agitator™, the core of Agitar’s enterprise developer testing solution, intelligently exercises Java code to discover its behavior and presents observations to the developer. Developers can convert Agitator’s observations into unit tests with a single click, without writing any code. This unique process, called "software agitation," helps developers create thorough sets of reusable unit tests. Agitation lets developers edit and enhance their code with confidence, helping them prevent errors as they write or modify their programs.

"Our customers at Global 2000 organizations are embracing the Eclipse development platform and we are committed to supporting their requirements," said Jerry Rudisin, CEO of Agitar. "While Eclipse support is already a feature in our current Agitator solution, we are on a path to delivering a fully-integrated application that allows Java programmers to do coding and unit testing seamlessly from a single IDE."

"Agitar’s innovative approach to enterprise developer testing offers tremendous benefits to the Eclipse community," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of Eclipse. "Eclipse is pleased to welcome Agitar as a new member. Unit testing is increasingly important and we believe Agitar will make important contributions in advancing this critical technology."

About Eclipse
The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member-supported corporation that hosts community-based open-source projects. Eclipse creates royalty-free technology and a universal platform for development tools integration, modeling, testing, and functionally-rich application construction. Eclipse-based offerings give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers a dynamic plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create and integrate technology, saving time and money. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, technology providers can concentrate and focus on areas of expertise and differentiation. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java language and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including Linux, QNX, Mac OS X and Windows-based systems. Full details of the Eclipse Foundation and white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at


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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