Outsourcing Leader Luxoft Contributes New Test Automation Tool to Open Source

New York City & Moscow, August 8, 2007 – Next week at the Agile 2007 conference, Luxoft, Russia’s largest provider of high-end IT outsourcing services and product development to clients such as Deutsche Bank, IBM, UBS, T-Mobile and Ping Identity, will introduce a new Open Source test automation tool called FITpro and also play a key thought leader and sponsorship role at the event. The Agile 2007 conference will be held at the Washington DC Renaissance Hotel August 13-17th.

Built from Luxoft’s rich experience in successfully developing and testing software quality with its clients, and designed to leverage the powerful Open Source automated testing framework Fit, FITpro makes acceptance testing easier and more efficient by providing the tools to create, manage and execute tests from within the popular Eclipse development environment.

With FITpro users are able to:
• Build requirements that double as tests and quickly create new tests based on existing fixtures via a template tool.
• Create and execute test suites and ordered groupings of tests.
• Execute Fit tests and Fit test folders and suites directly within Eclipse.
• Link from Fit tests to fixtures providing traceability.
• View result summaries in the Eclipse console after test execution linking to familiar color-coded, tabular report formats.
 
The FITpro tool also helps improve communication and collaboration across development and business teams with the ability to co-define requirement terminology and test not only technical logic but also business rule compliance.  In addition, with FITpro business rules become ready-to-use test specifications before a single line of code is written.  This makes development goals clear from the very beginning to all members of the team.

These benefits make FITpro an ideal tool for the fast-paced, highly collaborative Agile software development approach. Luxoft is also currently developing a FITpro version for use with the .NET development in Microsoft Visual Studio.

“The easier it is to interface with, organize and maintain complex testing environments the more efficient and quality-driven software development becomes,” said Michael Vax, head of Luxoft’s rapidly growing Vancouver, Canada office. “FITpro puts automated testing right at the fingertips of developers through the popular Java Eclipse environment and makes it a more accessible, integrated and intuitive part of the whole development process.” 
   
In addition to unveiling Luxoft’s FITpro for Eclipse to the Open Source community at Agile 2007, Luxoft will also serve as a Platinum level sponsor for the event. Vax will address best practices for implementing Agile in distributed development environments.

With a dedicated Agile Excellence Center in Vancouver, Luxoft is a pioneer in successfully leveraging this increasingly popular development methodology in distributed environments. Luxoft’s proven Agile methodology includes tools, processes and communication methods that facilitate smooth and efficient round the clock Agile development. Luxoft also sponsors Agile certification for employees, is active in Agile communities in North America and Russia and has certified ScrumMasters and veteran XP Coaches on staff.

For more information on Luxoft’s Agile approach visit the Luxoft Agile blog at http://luxagile.blogspot.com/2007/07/distributed-agile.html.

For more information on FITpro, visit www.luxoft.com/fit or visit booth 8 at Agile 2007.

About Luxoft
Luxoft, founded in 2000, is Russia’s largest provider of high-end IT outsourcing services with operations in the US, Canada, UK, Ukraine and the world’s largest delivery capabilities in Russia and CIS.

Luxoft works with global enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) enjoying long-term relationships with industry leaders such as Deutsche Bank, IBM, UBS, T-Mobile and Dell.

Luxoft's software development processes meet the highest quality standards, and the company was the first in Europe to achieve Level 5 CMMI quality certification. Luxoft runs research and development centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Dubna and Omsk in Russia as well as centers in Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, and Odessa, Ukraine and Vancouver, Canada.

Luxoft is the recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Global Outsourcing Growth Excellence & Customer Value Leadership Award and was named a finalist for the 2007 Outsourcing Excellence Award sponsored by Everest Group and Forbes Magazine. In addition, Luxoft was dubbed a Rising Star in the 2007 Global Outsourcing 100 from IAOP and was ranked the world's #1 IT Outsourcing Product Engineering Vendor in the 2006 Black Book of Outsourcing.