SmartBear Reinforces Open Source Commitment With Free Access To CrossBrowserTesting

Free Access to CrossBrowserTesting, the Only All-in-One UI Functional Testing Platform, Will Empower Open Source Communities to Ensure Websites Function Flawlessly on Any Browser, Device, or Operating System

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 RatovskySwagger 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 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[1], 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.

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[1] Gartner Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation, by Joachim Herschmann, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Scheibmeir, February 5, 2018.

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle.

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Zephyr 6.2 Accelerates Software Testing and Advances Collaboration for Agile Teams

Zephyr’s horizontally-scalable cluster architecture supports over 50,000 users with 10,000 concurrent logins, empowering some of the largest enterprises in the world.

(SAN JOSE, Calif. Sep 6, 2018)—The newest iteration of Zephyr software, version 6.2, offers Enterprise-level Agile and DevOps teams superior scalability, performance and security, while empowering users to tap into the much-needed flexibility and organization capabilities required to accelerate the software testing cycles.

Efficiency, accuracy and speed are essential aspects of a software release, which puts pressure on QA and development teams to test without forfeiting quality. Zephyr software allows teams to do exactly that—provide a way to test efficiently without compromising high quality results.

“As organizations continue to grow and scale, their test management software needs to evolve accordingly, providing teams with greater efficiency in critical activities of test planning, organization and execution. We are so pleased to be able to roll out these enhancements with Zephyr 6.2,” says Zephyr CEO Scott Johnson.

As a leader in agile test management software, Zephyr is constantly enhancing the user experience and expanding the functionalities for their customers. Highlights from Zephyr 6.2 include:

Scalability, Performance and Security

  • Zephyr is stacked for scale with decoupled architecture enabling horizontal scalability, that supports over 50,000 users with 10,000 concurrent logins
  • Maintains high responsiveness while capturing millions of test cases and test executions, and offers optimum support for test automation workflows
  • Zephyr meets the security requirements of the most demanding industries, by constantly testing against the most stringent third-party benchmarks and clients’ application security criteria

Global and Project Test Case Repository

  • Leverage the benefits of centralized test case management by allowing projects and releases to share the test cases from the Global Test Case Repository
  • Reusable repository of test cases allows for rapid test plan creation and offers agile teams the ultimate flexibility to organize the test cases

Dashboards and Continuous Reporting

Teams can now consolidate reporting on quality initiatives across multiple projects and optimize their test strategy with three new gadgets:

  • Test Case Count to conveniently view the test case counts for different projects, releases and phases
  • Execution Analysis Snapshot to view the breakdown of total test execution cycles by status
  • Plan vs. Actual to monitor the test execution progress for a given time frame

User can easily rearrange gadgets in a dashboard according to their preferences, with the drag-and-drop functionality.

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About Zephyr

Zephyr provides the world’s most widely used software test management solutions, powering more than 18,000 customers and 5 million users across 100 countries. Zephyr is leading the global transformation toward DevOps and Continuous Testing Agility through widely adopted advanced quality management, automation and analytics tools. Leading product and IT teams in finance, healthcare, media, mobile, IT services and enterprise leverage the Zephyr family of products to keep pace with accelerating software delivery lifecycles. Dedicated to helping organizations spend less time testing and more time building, Zephyr launched the first testing solution natively inside Jira nearly a decade ago. Today, companies and teams of all sizes rely on Zephyr’s end-to-end solutions, unmatched scalability and support to move from ideas to impact with increasing velocity and ease. Zephyr is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with regional offices in Philadelphia, Europe and India.


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PractiTest Takes the Lead in the “Testing Tools” Category on G2Crowd – A Dominant Business Software Review Platform

PractiTest (, a market leader in the hosted Test Management tools sector, was recently graded as the most satisfactory test management system in the testing tools category in G2crowd. Entirely based on real clients reviews, PractiTest took the lead in spite of the fact that some of its competitors are larger in scale.

PractiTest (, a market leader in the hosted Test Management tools sector, was recently graded as the most satisfactory test management system in the testing tools category in G2crowd.

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This accession on G2Crowd – A leading business software review platform, was based entirely on real clients reviews from active PractiTest users. This achievement is not taken for granted, as some of PractiTest’s main competitors are larger in scale.

Taking the lead in regards to customer satisfaction proves the company lives up to it’s advertised high service standards. “PractiTest’s strongest point besides our technical capabilities is best human support” States PractiTest’s CEO Yaniv Iny. “The greatest proof of our work quality is our users engagement and ability to reach their business goal” he concludes.

Many PractiTest clients stated they where initially attracted to using PractiTest for it’s unique test management capabilities. Easy-to-use, reliable, effective, providing a clear picture and making testing easier are only a few statements made. But what puts their user experience over the top is the methodological human support provided throughout the usage duration of the pltaform.

The reviews were made by clients from various industries (SW development, healthcare, government, shipping and logistics, transportation and more), and all users see value not only regarding their testing process and quality, but also with their business’s bottom line.


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Parasoft partners with Experitest to provide a best in class Digital Assurance Platform to Enable Test Automation for the Modern Era

Parasoft, the leading provider of automated end-to-end functional testing software, and Experitest, the worldwide leader of digital assurance platforms for mobile and web, join forces to offer an integrated Enterprise solution.

The enterprise market is increasingly moving towards digital, not only in B2C apps but also in migrating its backend B2B apps. The need for high-quality digital apps mandates continuous testing as digital apps need to be constantly updated to support the large matrix of mobile devices and browsers available in the market. For that purpose, Parasoft has evaluated several digital assurance platforms in the market and is partnering with Experitest’s SeeTest Digital assurance platform as it offers ease of creating tests as well as a parallel execution environment on mobile devices and desktop browsers.

“Experitest is delighted to join forces with a market leader such as Parasoft,” said Experitest CEO, Tal Barmeir. “The Parasoft functional test automation solution provides a powerful environment for the SeeTest Digital Assurance platform to reside in and leverage, providing Enterprise customers the best all around solution.”

“The field-proven digital assurance platform Experitest offers is well suited for our Enterprise customers,” says Chris Colosimo, SOAtest/Virtualize Product Manager at Parasoft. “Software test automation is critical to ensure quality@speed but mobile brings new challenges, and the industry must innovate.  By joining forces with Experitest, we offer a unified test solution to meet the challenges of testing today’s digital applications.”

About Experitest

Experitest enables organizations to rapidly release better quality digital applications to the market. It’s SeeTest quality assurance platform, available as SaaS or on-premise solution, enables web & mobile application testing across a large selection of browsers & real mobile devices, and under real end-user conditions. The SeeTest platform includes test automation, manual testing, and performance testing, and seamlessly integrates into all ALM environments (e.g., Appium, Selenium, UFT, Junit, Jenkins, Eclipse, Visual Studio, Xcode and Android Studio).

About Parasoft:

Parasoft provides innovative tools that automate time-consuming software testing tasks and provide management with intelligent analytics necessary to focus on what matters. Parasoft’s technologies reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software, by integrating static and runtime analysis; unit, functional, and API testing; and service virtualization. Parasoft supports software organizations as they develop and deploy applications in the embedded, enterprise and IoT markets. With developer testing tools, manager reporting/analytics, and executive dashboarding, Parasoft enables organizations to succeed in today’s most strategic development initiatives — agile, continuous testing, DevOps, and security.


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Perfecto Expands Continuous Testing Support for Cross-Browser Testing Frameworks

Perfecto’s support for BDD accelerates web development and enables cross-browser testing at scale

BOSTON, June 26, 2018 — Perfecto, the leading continuous testing and monitoring platform for optimizing DevOps pipelines, today announced its Continuous Quality Lab for web, mobile, and IoT testing now supports three web testing frameworks: Codecept, Gauge, and NightwatchJS. Support for these frameworks expands Perfecto’s existing set of supported cross-browser test frameworks: Protractor, WebdriverIO, Selenium, and Quantum, the open source test execution framework contributed by Perfecto. Perfecto’s open and integrated approach enables its platform to support web, mobile and IoT teams using a diverse set of test frameworks to achieve continuous testing at scale.

Across brands, web development teams are accelerating their software delivery as they move towards continuous delivery (CD). To meet velocity objectives, organizations are focused on choosing tools that fit best with their toolchains, practices, and skills. Behavior-driven development (BDD) frameworks have gained popularity in the web testing community due to their ability to develop automation using a simple English language syntax. Perfecto’s expanded support enables test automation to be built by non-engineers and provides development teams with the ability to choose the tools that fit best within their process.

“Development teams are focused on choosing the best tools that integrate within their toolchains,” said Yoram Mizrachi, CTO and co-founder at Perfecto. “BDD frameworks can help dev teams go faster and fully achieve continuous testing across multiple web browsers. Our technology is designed to easily integrate with a variety of tools. We are continually validating our solution supports the frameworks being used by our customers.”

In addition to supporting the Codecept, Gauge and NightwatchJS frameworks, users also benefit from Perfecto’s capabilities to strengthen open source frameworks:

  • Simplified analysis for cross-browser testing results – Perfecto’s DigitalZoom™ Reporting provides DevOps teams with an easy side-by-side comparison of desktop and mobile browsers.
  • Easy integration into a variety of toolchains – Perfecto’s Continuous Quality Lab provides web DevOps teams with the capability to quickly evaluate app quality, with parallel execution on virtually any browser used by their customers.

To learn more about Perfecto’s cross-browser testing capabilities, visit this link.

About Perfecto 
Perfecto’s Continuous Quality Lab enables DevOps teams to accelerate development, achieve continuous testing and monitoring, and drive fast feedback through actionable analytics for web, mobile, and IoT apps. More than 3,000 customers rely on Perfecto’s cloud-based Continuous Quality Lab as their digital app test environment and for authoring test automation executed on real browsers, smartphones, and devices under real end-user conditions. For more information about Perfecto, visit, join our community, or follow us on Twitter at @PerfectoMobile.

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ThoughtWorks Launches Gauge – A Free and Open Source Test Automation Framework

Gauge creates acceptance tests in any language, integrated development environment or ecosystem

JUNE 19, 2018 – CHICAGO, IL – ThoughtWorks, a global software and digital transformation consultancy, today announced the free availability of its newest open source product, Gauge. Available to download for free, Gauge was built to make test automation easy and to help organizations of all sizes on their journey towards continuous delivery.

In today’s hypercompetitive market, the speed at which software is designed and delivered is accelerating and test automation is becoming increasingly valuable. The launch of Gauge builds on ThoughtWorks’ ongoing commitment to open source and their work helping organizations continuously improve and deliver quality software.

“ThoughtWorks has a rich history with test automation, so we are painfully aware of the need for better tools in this space,” said David Rice, managing director of ThoughtWorks Products. “We built Gauge to remove many of the headaches that continually plague our teams when authoring and maintaining automated acceptance suites.”

“Gauge is really just the first step. In the coming months we will be releasing tools to make these tests even faster and more stable,” said Dr. Rebecca Parsons, chief technology officer, ThoughtWorks. “Beyond that we will look to leverage our ongoing R&D in the area of test data management.”

Gauge is designed with reusability and refactorability at its core which allows users to:

  • Write specifications in markdown
  • Script tests in the language/s of their choice (Javascript, C#, Python, Java, Ruby, etc.)
  • Create tests in the IDE of their choice (Visual Studio, VS Code, IntelliJ, etc.)
  • Run tests in parallel
  • Generate custom reports
  • Develop bespoke plugins for custom requirements

“We have a complex Web UI that we run hundreds of tests on, across multiple browser permutations,” said Chris Stanush, test automation engineer and early user of the product. “Gauge has revolutionized our automated testing process, allowing us to write an automated testing framework that is simple to use, even for non-technical users.”

Gauge solves real problems with test maintenance thanks to its contributors and growing community of early adopters.

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SOURCE: ThoughtWorks

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