Centrelink has acquired Agitar developer
testing tools as it works to update its middleware platform,
Around 200 developers will use the Agitar
testing tool and Management Dashboard to build a Java
architectural framework for an update to Centrelink
A key platform in the agency's delivery of electronic
services, Centrelink Online was orginally developed in Forte.
The new Java framework will be reused across a number of
"Centrelink is always developing new applications and
improving existing ones," said Centrelink project manager,
standard application development environment, Paul
The government welfare agency has signed a three year
enterprise license for the tools. The acquisition follows a
successful tender by Agitar partner Software Improvements, based
Jeff Pope, Agitar vice president for Asia Pacific, said the
Centrelink order was the vendor's biggest to-date.