Agitar Wins 2006 Software Development Magazine Productivity Award

Agitator Recognized as the Leading Software Quality Automation Technology, Winning Record Number of Awards

Jolt award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 22, 2006—Agitar Software, the leader in enterprise developer testing, today announced that Agitator® and Agitar Management Dashboard received the Software Development Magazine Productivity award this year.

In just three years, Agitar has won nearly all the major software development tools awards. In addition, it is the only software development product to ever win The Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation awards.

The Agitator product is the only software development product to be awarded the prestigious JavaOne Duke. Last year, Software Development Magazine also honored the technology, giving it top honors with the JOLT award for the automated test tools category.

"Agitar is absolutely unique in winning so many industry awards in record time," said Agitar CEO Jerry Rudisin. "This unprecedented level of recognition for a company focused on improving software development validates our technology and value in the market. But the recognition that matters most is customer adoption and satisfaction with our solution. This award backs up what our customers are experiencing and reinforces the notion that big improvements in software quality and development productivity can deliver dramatic business benefits."

Most recently, InfoWorld Magazine’s editors reviewed Agitator, rating it as an "excellent" software quality tool. To read the full review, go to

"With the competition getting tougher each year, Agitar's Agitator technology is still ahead of the curve," said Rosalyn Lum, technical editor for Dr. Dobb's Journal. "You simply point it at your code, a method, class or complete project, and let it go. It’s automation like this that is speeding adoption of developer testing." As one judge puts it, "Agitator is still one of the best code testing tools with nice new additions for different domains, like using Hibernate or J2EE."

Agitar’s technology continues to attract the attention of leading business, technology and industry organizations because of its ability to eliminate most of the manual work required to unit test software as it’s written. The result is that customers not only build software at much lower cost, but they are able to fully test each unit as it is created. With this approach, customers have measured a 2x - 5x increase in new code per developer per day. They’ve also repeatedly documented 90 percent reductions in the number of bugs that survive development to QA, making QA much more effective and enabling shorter release cycles.

Agitar and its Agitator technology have also earned best technology awards from eWeek and SDTimes, among others. Coordinated by the editors of Software Development Magazine, the JOLT awards pay tribute to those products, books and web sites that have "jolted" the industry and helped make developers’ jobs easier. The JOLT and productivity winners were announced last week at a ceremony held at SDWest 2006 in Santa Clara, Calif.

About Agitar Software:
Agitar, the leader in Developer Testing technology, improves software quality and lowers development costs by helping developers actively test their own code. Agitar’s products help developers deliver up to six times more new code per person-day, reduce the number of defects by up to 90 percent, and create software that is a flexible business asset. Thousands of users at Avaya, Bear Stearns, Cisco, EDS, Fujitsu, GE Healthcare, Honeywell, Northrop-Grumman, NTT Data, Siemens Medical, webMethods, and other quality-conscious organizations use Agitar to improve the economics of in-house, outsourced, and offshored software projects. Agitar is a privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, please visit


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