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Agitar's All-in-One Unit Testing Solution Wins 2007 Jolt Product Excellence Award

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

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 unparalleled 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.

About Agitar Software:

Agitar Software removes the obstacles to widespread adoption of unit testing. This practice, where software developers test their code as they write it, improves software quality and business agility. Agitar's flagship product, AgitarOne, helps Java development teams start unit testing and makes good unit testing more effective, on both new code and legacy Java systems. Customers have shortened development cycles, cut defects handed over to system integration by 90 percent, and reduced the cost of fixing bugs after release by up to 90 percent. Agitar's breakthrough technology, software agitation, has been honored with the Java One Duke's Choice, Jolt Award, Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award, and InfoWorld Technology of the Year. Thousands of users at organizations such as Bank of America, Cisco, EDS, IBM Global Services, Northrop-Grumman, NTT Data, Siemens Medical, Tata Consultancy Services, and Tokyo Gas use Agitar's products to improve in-house, offshore, or outsourced software development. Agitar is a privately-held company headquartered in Mountain View, CA. For more information visit

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Editorial Contacts: Steve Eisenstadt Page One PR for Agitar Software Phone: +1 978-969-3010 Email: Jenny Searles Marketing Manager Dr. Dobb's Events (415) 947-6162

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