Agitar Software's JUnit Factory Wins Jolt Productivity Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Agitar Software, the leader in unit testing solutions, today announced it was awarded the 18th Annual Jolt Productivity Award in the Testing Tools category for JUnit Factory, AgitarLabs' free, web-based unit-test generation and execution service. In addition, O'Reilly's best-selling book Beautiful Code, which includes a chapter contributed by Agitar CTO Alberto Savoia, was awarded the Jolt Excellence Award in the General Books category.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ — Agitar Software, the leader in unit testing solutions, today announced it was awarded the 18th Annual Jolt Productivity Award in the Testing Tools category for JUnit Factory, AgitarLabs' free, web-based unit-test generation and execution service. In addition, O'Reilly's best-selling book Beautiful Code, which includes a chapter contributed by Agitar CTO Alberto Savoia, was awarded the Jolt Excellence Award in the General Books category.

Each year, the Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards, presented by Dr. Dobb's, recognizes those products, books, and websites that have "jolted" the industry in the past year. Winners are selected by an esteemed panel of judges consisting of industry insiders, columnists, and technology leaders.

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 automated testing. With the addition of this year's award for JUnit Factory, Agitar is the only vendor of testing tools to win a Jolt award four years in a row.

"JUnit Factory is one of the most ambitious software testing ideas I've ever had the opportunity to work on," said Alberto Savoia, Agitar's CTO. "By combining the most effective Java test generation engine in the world with a cluster of powerful CPUs, JUnit Factory can do the work of hundreds of Java developers. But what makes JUnit Factory even more exciting is that, by leveraging the Internet, we can make this powerful test generation cluster freely and easily available to anyone who wants to experiment with it. I can't imagine a more appropriate award than the Jolt Productivity Award for JUnit Factory, and I am thrilled and thankful that the Jolt judges agreed."

"This year was an exceptionally exciting year for the Jolt's, because there were so many strong candidates in each category," said Amber Ankerholz, conference manager for Dr. Dobb's Events. "Agitar's selection in the Testing Tools category puts it among an elite group of software development innovators."

Introduced a year ago, JUnit Factory (http://www.junitfactory.com) is a free, on-demand, JUnit test generation service, utilizing a technological subset of Agitar's commercial product and three-time Jolt Award winner, AgitarOne. With nearly 20,000 users in 120 countries, JUnit Factory has an average throughput of more than 250,000 lines of JUnit per hour, which is the equivalent of 1,000 developers working manually.

Agitar's cofounder and CTO, Alberto Savoia, contributed a chapter to the O'Reilly best-selling book on software development, Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think, a collection of essays and articles by well-known software development and programming experts. Savoia's contribution, "Beautiful Tests," shows developers how to create more beautiful and robust code by writing different types of tests; and that testing itself can be a challenging and rewarding activity.

The 18th Annual Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Award winners were announced on March 5, 2008, at the Software Development Conference and Expo (SD West) in Santa Clara, Calif. A complete list of all winners is available at http://www.joltawards.com.

About AgitarLabs

AgitarLabs is an internal research group at Agitar Software that works with academic and open source communities to advance the future of software testing and test automation. Founded by Agitar's cofounder and CTO Alberto Savoia, AgitarLabs unites industry, academia, and open source efforts through collaborative research and sponsorship to tackle the cultural and technical hurdles that exist with testing software. For more information, visit http://www.agitar.com/agitarlabs.

About Agitar Software

Agitar Software enables the enterprise to release its Java applications faster and to change them more easily to meet changing business needs. AgitarOne automatically creates the tests needed to simplify complex code and to make all code easier to change. Customers have cut by 50% the time they spend fighting with existing applications, released new ones 30% faster with fewer bugs, and cut by 90% the cost of finding and fixing bugs after releasing applications to users. Software teams can use AgitarOne to meet their schedules without sacrificing quality and functionality. Customers such as Bank of America, Cisco, EDS, Fujitsu SSL, IBM Global Services, MindTree Consulting, Tata Consultancy Services, and Tokyo Gas see these benefits using Agitar's solution for in-house, offshore, or outsourced software development. Agitar is a privately-held company headquartered in Mountain View, CA. For more information visit http://www.agitar.com.

About Dr. Dobb's

Dr. Dobb's is recognized worldwide as the leading resource for the professional software development community. With an award-winning monthly publication (Dr. Dobb's Journal), world-wide technical events and conferences (Dr. Dobb's Events) and one of the web's most comprehensive sites (Dr. Dobb's Portal), Dr. Dobb's attracts the industry's most authoritative audience of professional developers, architects and managers and provides marketing partners highly actionable integrated marketing solutions to reach the software development buying team.

Editorial Contacts: Lori Heyman Agitar Software Phone: +1 650-694-3068 Email: lori@agitar.com Jenny Searles Marketing Manager, Dr. Dobb's Events Phone: +1 415-947-6162 Email: jsearles@cmp.com

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