WSJ Innovation Awards

Here. The winner in Software:

Agitar Software Inc., based in Mountain View, Calif., won here for its Agitator tool, which helps software developers find and fix bugs when writing new programs. Software writers typically have to scour for buggy code by poring over thousands of lines of code — often after flaws show up while users are running the program. Agitator automatically puts software through a battery of stress tests; it also can examine partial programs by simulating the whole software system.

Though Agitator works only with programs written in the Java programming language, the judges said it is an important advance in making error-free code writing more productive.

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Rajesh Jain

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