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19 May, 2014 - 09:54 By News Desk

Debugging ace thrilled by Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’ status


Undo Software, the Cambridge UK debugging technology business, has been named as one of five ‘Cool Vendors in Application Development 2014’ in a global report by Gartner, Inc.

According to Gartner, the vendors profiled can help improve the speed, quality and productivity of application development.

Undo provides tools for record-and-replay reversible debugging of Linux and Android software, enabling developers to record their program’s execution and then rewind their code in real-time to find bugs more quickly, saving time and reducing cost.

Customers include Mentor Graphics, while ARM has integrated the company’s UndoDB software into its ARM Development Studio.

Undo believes the Gartner recognition is part of gathering market momentum for the company. Last month the company announced a third funding round of $1.25 million, with investors including existing backers within the Cambridge Angels group and new investors.

They included Jaan Tallinn, one of the original founders of Skype and Kazaa, and co-founder of the University of Cambridge-based Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. In January, the company announced plans to expand its workforce by over 30 per cent and moved into new Cambridge offices, which are four times larger than the previous headquarters.

Greg Law, CEO and co-founder, Undo Software, said: “To be picked by Gartner as one of five Cool Vendors in the global application development space we feel demonstrates both the strength of our technology and the growing market need for reversible debugging.

“Multiple studies show that 50 per cent or more of development time is spent on debugging – with UndoDB this can be significantly reduced, dramatically improving productivity and time to market.”

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