Robert Binder, World's Leading Expert in Testing Object-Oriented Systems, Joins Agitar's Technical Advisory Board

Sep 22, 2004, 01:00 ET from Agitar Software

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert V. Binder, author
 of the authoritative book "Testing Object-Oriented Systems" and
 internationally recognized as the leading expert and practitioner on the
 subject, has joined Agitar Software's Technical Advisory Board.
     "No one has explored the subject of object-oriented testing and documented
 its best practices with more depth and breadth than Bob Binder," said Alberto
 Savoia, Agitar's co-founder and CTO. "To have someone of Bob's stature and
 experience validate our approach and technology by joining our team is
 extremely gratifying, and it is another demonstration of the momentum behind
 Agitar."
     "Agitar's strategy for automated test generation and execution is the most
 significant innovation in object-oriented testing ever offered," said
 Robert Binder. "Although effective test design patterns are well-established,
 implementation has been too expensive and too difficult for most development
 organizations. I expect Agitator's code verification and runtime test
 inference will provide at least a 10x improvement in code quality and test
 productivity. I am thrilled to be working with Agitar -- a team that shares my
 passion and commitment to improving software quality."
     "There's an urgent economic need to improve software quality and health,"
 said Jerry Rudisin, CEO of Agitar. "Unit testing holds developers responsible
 for creating tests and verifying the quality of their code before it is
 delivered to QA for integration and system testing. It is the best place to
 look for meaningful improvements in software quality and economics. It is
 exciting to everyone at Agitar to gain Bob Binder's endorsement for the
 uniquely powerful value of our solution to automate and manage the
 unit-testing process."
     The addition of Binder to Agitar's technical advisory board is the latest
 in a series of major recognitions for the company's solutions.  In June, Sun
 Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy honored Agitar with the prestigious Duke's
 Choice Award at the JavaOne Conference. In August, Kent Beck, the father of
 eXtreme Programming and JUnit, joined the company as an Agitar Fellow.  And in
 the August 30 issue of InfoWorld, the magazine's test labs gave Agitar's
 flagship product, Agitator, the highest rating of "Excellent."
 
     About Robert Binder
     Binder is CEO and co-founder of mVerify Corporation, which offers advanced
 model-based mobile test automation. Based on Binder's test design patterns and
 patent-pending mobility technology, mVerify's system works like "A Million
 Users in a Box"(R).  Binder is internationally recognized as a software test
 expert and author of the definitive "Testing Object-Oriented Systems:  Models,
 Patterns, and Tools." He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer
 Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. and M.B.A. from
 the University of Chicago. Binder is an IEEE senior member and is Conference
 Chair for the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability
 Engineering (ISSRE 2005).
 
     About Agitar
     Agitar Software is the leader in enterprise developer testing. Agitar
 automates the manual process of unit test creation and provides unprecedented
 management visibility into the quality process, letting software developers
 build quality in instead of testing bugs out. Preventing bugs during
 development brings organizations better software quality, shorter development
 cycles, and lower software lifecycle costs. Agitar makes software development
 organizations worldwide more productive and more competitive, and helps them
 meet the increasing demands for openness and transparency about the software
 they deliver or acquire. Agitar is a private company based in Mountain View,
 California with venture backing from Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise
 Associates. For more information, please visit http://www.agitar.com .
 
     NOTE:  Agitar is a registered trademark, and Agitator is a trademark of
 Agitar Software, Inc. All other company and product names are the property of
 their respective owners.
 
     Editorial Contact:
 
      Bret Clement
      Page One PR for Agitar Software
      Ph:  303-462-3057
      Email:  bret@pageonepr.com
 
 

SOURCE Agitar Software
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert V. Binder, author
 of the authoritative book "Testing Object-Oriented Systems" and
 internationally recognized as the leading expert and practitioner on the
 subject, has joined Agitar Software's Technical Advisory Board.
     "No one has explored the subject of object-oriented testing and documented
 its best practices with more depth and breadth than Bob Binder," said Alberto
 Savoia, Agitar's co-founder and CTO. "To have someone of Bob's stature and
 experience validate our approach and technology by joining our team is
 extremely gratifying, and it is another demonstration of the momentum behind
 Agitar."
     "Agitar's strategy for automated test generation and execution is the most
 significant innovation in object-oriented testing ever offered," said
 Robert Binder. "Although effective test design patterns are well-established,
 implementation has been too expensive and too difficult for most development
 organizations. I expect Agitator's code verification and runtime test
 inference will provide at least a 10x improvement in code quality and test
 productivity. I am thrilled to be working with Agitar -- a team that shares my
 passion and commitment to improving software quality."
     "There's an urgent economic need to improve software quality and health,"
 said Jerry Rudisin, CEO of Agitar. "Unit testing holds developers responsible
 for creating tests and verifying the quality of their code before it is
 delivered to QA for integration and system testing. It is the best place to
 look for meaningful improvements in software quality and economics. It is
 exciting to everyone at Agitar to gain Bob Binder's endorsement for the
 uniquely powerful value of our solution to automate and manage the
 unit-testing process."
     The addition of Binder to Agitar's technical advisory board is the latest
 in a series of major recognitions for the company's solutions.  In June, Sun
 Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy honored Agitar with the prestigious Duke's
 Choice Award at the JavaOne Conference. In August, Kent Beck, the father of
 eXtreme Programming and JUnit, joined the company as an Agitar Fellow.  And in
 the August 30 issue of InfoWorld, the magazine's test labs gave Agitar's
 flagship product, Agitator, the highest rating of "Excellent."
 
     About Robert Binder
     Binder is CEO and co-founder of mVerify Corporation, which offers advanced
 model-based mobile test automation. Based on Binder's test design patterns and
 patent-pending mobility technology, mVerify's system works like "A Million
 Users in a Box"(R).  Binder is internationally recognized as a software test
 expert and author of the definitive "Testing Object-Oriented Systems:  Models,
 Patterns, and Tools." He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer
 Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. and M.B.A. from
 the University of Chicago. Binder is an IEEE senior member and is Conference
 Chair for the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability
 Engineering (ISSRE 2005).
 
     About Agitar
     Agitar Software is the leader in enterprise developer testing. Agitar
 automates the manual process of unit test creation and provides unprecedented
 management visibility into the quality process, letting software developers
 build quality in instead of testing bugs out. Preventing bugs during
 development brings organizations better software quality, shorter development
 cycles, and lower software lifecycle costs. Agitar makes software development
 organizations worldwide more productive and more competitive, and helps them
 meet the increasing demands for openness and transparency about the software
 they deliver or acquire. Agitar is a private company based in Mountain View,
 California with venture backing from Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise
 Associates. For more information, please visit http://www.agitar.com .
 
     NOTE:  Agitar is a registered trademark, and Agitator is a trademark of
 Agitar Software, Inc. All other company and product names are the property of
 their respective owners.
 
     Editorial Contact:
 
      Bret Clement
      Page One PR for Agitar Software
      Ph:  303-462-3057
      Email:  bret@pageonepr.com
 
 SOURCE  Agitar Software