SOMERVILLE, Mass. — September 13, 2018 —SmartBear, the leader in software quality tools for teams, is reinforcing its open source commitment with a new program that provides free access to CrossBrowserTesting for any software development team working on an open source project. CrossBrowserTesting is the only all-in-one UI functional web testing platform that allows teams to automate running of Selenium scripts, manually debug web applications, and visually compare your site on over 1,500 real desktop and mobile browsers in the cloud.
“This is a great example of SmartBear once again demonstrating its commitment to the open source community by making all the features, benefits, and support of CrossBrowserTesting available for free to anyone working on an open source project,” said Ron Ratovsky, Swagger Developer Evangelist. “The Swagger development team has used CrossBrowserTesting for a few years now, and it has become a critical part of how we ensure that the SwaggerHub SaaS product and Swagger.io website function perfectly for any user who visits those sites.”
As a core component of the CrossBrowserTesting service, testers and developers now have full access to the largest device lab available, which maximizes test coverage so you can test on the devices your end users are interacting with, ensuring a seamless user experience. Access to native debugging tools also allows testers to find and fix defects more often and earlier in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), long before deployment, saving both time and money, all while releasing high quality software with more confidence. Teams who utilize CrossBrowserTesting for their open source projects are treated as a full-fledged SmartBear customer, and offered fast and expert support in addition to free academy training classes.
Earlier this year, SmartBear received the highest ranking for open source-based testing acceleration in the 2018 Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation published by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. SmartBear has demonstrated a strong commitment to open source projects such as Selenium, OpenAPI Specification (OAS), Swagger tools, and SoapUI, resulting in SmartBear receiving the highest score. SmartBear recognizes that software development teams are increasingly using open source tools and frameworks, and is committed to supporting these organizations to obtain as much success as possible.
To get started, visit: https://crossbrowsertesting.com/open-source
 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation, by Joachim Herschmann, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Scheibmeir, February 5, 2018.
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