New Test Data Converter Links DATPROF to Tosca

Connecting correct test data with various scenarios is no longer a challenge for Tosca TDM. Valori automated this ‘chain’ at the hackathon using the standard datprof2tosca converter. The result: fast and secure production-style anonymised subsets. This new service is now available through Valori.

“One of Valori’s specialities is Tosca, a powerful product with which to implement the processing side of testing automation,” says Valori’s Mark Schut. “However, unfortunately up to now creating your own test data in Tosca was complex and time-consuming. At a recent hackathon at Valori in Nieuwegein, a team of four testing experts and DATPROF thus tackled a particular challenge together: thinking up a way to greatly simplify the generation of test data with DATPROF in Tosca, using existing (anonymised) production data.”

Synergy Between Two Tools
“Earlier this year Valori entered into a unique collaboration with DATPROF, leader in specialised and user-friendly TDM solutions,” adds Bert Nienhuis at DATPROF. “Using DATPROF Subset enables the generation of consistent subsets, which gave us an idea. Shouldn’t it be possible to realise a synergy between the existing tools DATPROF and Tosca? We started brainstorming and soon found a remarkable solution.”

Completely Functional During Hackathon
During the course of a hackathon organised in late May at the Valori offices in Nieuwegein, Mark and Bert – together with Valorians Joost Jongman and Steven Dijkman – implemented an entire chain, first subsetting and anonymising data from a (fictional) production system and then loading it into Tosca using the converter. “This converter allows DATPROF to fill Tosca’s TDM with anonymised subsets in a fully automated fashion, while ensuring the data security as well,” Joost states. “Test data is easy to manage and production-like test data is used, recognised by the chain.”

New Proposition Great Addition
“The hackathon was a great opportunity to try out our concept in practice. It’s fantastic that we managed to get this done together as well. This new proposition is a great addition to our current services,” concludes Steven Dijkman.

Contact Details:

Maarten Urbach | DATPROF
Email Id: maarten@datprof.com
http://www.datprof.com

Tricentis Acquires Flood IO, Scaling Open Source On-Demand Load Testing for DevOps

Tricentis extends leadership in software test automation by adding load testing to its Continuous Testing platform

Mountain View, CA- July 27, 2017 – Tricentis, leader in Continuous Testing and software test automation, announced today that they have acquired Flood IO: the industry’s most flexible and scalable on-demand load testing solution. Flood’s breakthrough technology frees load testing from resource-intensive performance labs and “shifts it left” with a simplified and highly-scalable approach. Together, Tricentis and Flood are transforming load testing for today’s lean, fast-paced delivery pipelines.

Transforming Load Testing for DevOps and Agile

Flood lets DevOps teams test how their applications scale with massive load generated from around the world.  Test plans can be defined in open source tools such as JMeter, Gatling, and Selenium, or specified directly in the Flood interface.  Over 5,000 companies globally already use Flood, including DirecTV, Bloomberg, Heroku, Red Hat, NEC, ABC, Paperless Post, AT&T, Riot Games, and Telus.

Tricentis is recognized for transforming traditional testing to meet the needs of Agile and DevOps processes. This acquisition broadens that mission to embrace load and performance testing—enabling teams to “shift left” load testing and integrate Continuous Load Testing into their delivery pipelines.

“Times have changed. Old performance testing approaches are too late, too heavy, and too slow for today’s lean, fast-paced delivery pipelines,” explained Sandeep Johri, CEO of Tricentis. “Yet, releasing updates without insight into their performance impact is incredibly dangerous in today’s world—with competitors just a click away. Flood’s technology offers DevOps teams unparalleled flexibility for load testing early and continuously. This acquisition enables us to take our mission of ‘transforming testing for DevOps’ to the next level.”

Andrew Midgley, Software Testing Lead at REA, described how Flood helped REA break free from legacy performance testing approaches: “We previously had very specialized tools for load and performance testing that were quite expensive. They were very richly featured—but completely disconnected from our everyday development tools. We ended up with a couple of engineers who were quite good at load and performance testing with our enterprise tools, but the majority of engineers found the barriers too great. With Flood, we have moved to an approach which is far more inclusive and utilizes many of the tools our engineers are working with on a daily basis.”

The Flood team has joined Tricentis and will continue driving the Flood technology forward. “At Flood, we set out to build insanely easy-to-use performance testing tools that help teams scale their apps to millions of users,” remarked Tim Koopmans, Flood co-founder. “Joining forces with Tricentis will help us advance our vision for achieving Continuous Load Testing in a DevOps environment. We’re excited about the opportunity to accelerate the path to Continuous Testing—making it faster and easier to ensure that applications meet users’ rising expectations.”

To bring load testing into the fold of Tricentis’ Continuous Testing platform, a fully-integrated offering uses Tricentis’ scriptless test cases for “shift left” load testing. This enables teams to:

  • Start load testing with any Tricentis Tosca cross-browser test case
  • Create smoke tests on the fly with the Tricentis Tosca recorder
  • Integrate load testing into CI for immediate feedback
  • Identify performance problems early—when they’re easiest to fix

Details on the Tricentis-Flood integration, as well as upcoming enterprise load testing offerings, will be unveiled at the Accelerate 2017 conference in Vienna.

The Need for Early and Continuous Load Testing

“Agile delivery cycles rely on continuous quality, including user experience and performance testing across dynamic release cycles (and we are also seeing increased use of open source),” explained Melinda Ballou, Research Director for IDC’s Agile Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM), Quality and Portfolio Strategies program. “Organizations are re-architecting the quality process for accelerated delivery to help enable business adaptability and brand innovation that ultimately impact competitive responsiveness and the bottom line. As part of that process, I am seeing adoption of lightweight, continuous load testing emerging across development teams, from early-stage startups to large enterprises.”

Additionally, The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools, Q4 2016* confirms the importance of early load testing as well as the convergence of functional testing and load testing: “Driven by mobile, the internet of things, and the need for speed, dev teams want to use their functional test cases not only for user acceptance testing (UAT) and automated regression testing, but also for testing load performance — and they want do more of it. Performance testing is shifting left, meaning that teams test load performance early and locally so they can fix their designs sooner rather than later.”

Additional Details on Tricentis and Flood Load Testing

For additional details on the acquisition and upcoming offerings, see the Tricentis Continuous Load Testing page, Tricentis Acquires Flood IO, Scaling Load Testing for DevOps blog, and Flood Has Joined Forces with Tricentis blog.

About Flood IO

Flood is a load testing platform that lets you run globally-distributed performance tests with your favorite open source tools, including JMeter, Gatling and Selenium. Scale out your flood load tests for maximum concurrency and throughput at any given time. We’ll take care of the infrastructure and provide aggregated, real-time reporting. Our distributed grid infrastructure was built with a “shared nothing” architecture that lets us scale horizontally beyond the capabilities of any other load testing service on the market today.

Whether you need to load test a single URL, simulate realistic browser behavior with Selenium, or execute large concurrency and volume with JMeter or Gatling, Flood provides a simple and affordable platform for scaling load tests on demand. Start a free trial at https://flood.io.

About Tricentis

Tricentis provides a Continuous Testing platform that accelerates testing to keep pace with Agile and DevOps. With the industry’s most innovative functional testing technologies, Tricentis breaks through the barriers experienced with conventional software testing tools—achieving test automation rates of over 90%. Our integrated software testing solution, Tricentis Tosca, consists of a unique Model-based Test Automation and Test Case Design approach, encompassing risk-based testing, test data management and provisioning, service virtualization, and more. Prominent analysts have recognized us as a Leader in both Software Test Automation and in Functional Automation Tools. We are established as a reliable enterprise partner, helping to deliver significant performance improvements to testing projects.

Tricentis’ 400+ customers include global names from the Top 500 brands such as HBO, Toyota, Allianz, BMW, Starbucks, Deutsche Bank, Lexmark, Orange, A&E, Vantiv, Vodafone, Telstra and UBS. For regular news and information about Tricentis and the automated testing market, like and follow the company on: www.tricentis.com

©Tricentis and Tosca are registered trademarks of Tricentis.  Other trade names used in this document are properties of their respective owners.

Contact Information

Anne Stanley
10Fold
(415) 800-5383
tricentis@10fold.com

Wayne Ariola
Tricentis
+1 (650) 393-3054
w.ariola@tricentis.com

 

 

SOURCE: Tricentis 

Award-Winning Qualitia Now Supports Mobile Test Automation

Pune, June 01, 2017 – Qualitia, the leader in script-less test automation, has announced that it now offers support for test automation of mobile applications. With its easy-to-use, unified interface, Qualitia’s new release allows manual testers and business users to automate their test cases for mobile applications and achieve faster time to market.

Mobile, undoubtedly, is a very big part of the current as well as the future digital world. Increasingly, enterprises are moving several parts of their existing processes for their employees, customers, and partners, to mobile apps. This movement towards the mobility has brought a different and more complex set of challenges for testers.

“Over the last few years, Qualitia has helped several global enterprises achieve tremendous cost and time-saving in their test automation initiatives. It was time to take the next step and now we are extremely proud to release the fast, easy, and reliable mobile functional test automation platform which can be used by automation engineers, manual testers, as well as the business users. With Qualitia, quick and reliable automated mobile testing is now a reality”, said Ashutosh Saitwal, President & CSO at Qualitia Software.

Qualitia’s mobile test automation offers out-of-the-box integration with popular DevOps tools such as Bamboo, Jenkins, and TeamCity. Qualitia also provides seamless integration with Sauce Labs, which is one of the popular cloud-based testing platforms. The latest release offers full support for Android and iOS devices with various form factors, multiple operating system versions to test native, hybrid and web applications. It also offers direct out-of-the-box support for complex test cases.

“We were very cautious about maintaining Qualitia’s unified experience even for the mobile test automation. The initial feedback from the beta users is extremely encouraging”, says Rahul Chaudhary, Managing Director and CEO, Qualitia Software.

While ensuring the intuitive and easy automation for hybrid applications, this release ensures a solid backend technology.

“Qualitia is designed to think like a QA expert. It offers a broad technology and platform coverage for test execution with the ability of parallel execution across platforms including Cloud. Qualitia makes it very easy to create mix mode test cases for handling complex real-life use cases”, says Amaresh Shirsat, CTO, Qualitia Software.

To know more about the latest release, visit http://www.qualitiasoft.com/

About Qualitia
Qualitia is a pioneer in scriptless functional test automation. Qualitia has enabled businesses to transform the way software functional testing is done, by significantly optimizing cost and effort to make “Go Live” decisions with high confidence. With Qualitia, large enterprises are successfully driving “Shift Left” agenda in Agile & DevOps environment.

Qualitia is appreciated by Gartner, IDC, Forrester, Ovum and many leading analysts for it’s innovative approach to software test automation.

Media Contact:
Monica Paul
monica.paul@qualitiasoft.com 
Qualitia Software

SmartBear Announces Acquisition by Francisco Partners

Investment by Leading Global Technology-Focused Investment Firm to Support Company Accelerated Growth

SOMERVILLE, Mass. May 3, 2017 SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, announced today that Francisco Partners, a leading global technology-focused private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in the company designed to support the company accelerated growth. Terms of the transaction were not announced. 

SmartBear is highly profitable and has been growing at double digit rates for more than five years. The investment by Francisco Partners will help support the company’s growth which has been fueled by the demand for solutions to manage the application lifecycle and the rapidly expanding API economy. Francisco Partners has a strong track record of successfully accelerating growth in technology companies by providing M&A expertise, market guidance and capital. 

With software permeating all sectors of the economy, the need for easy-to-use tools to help developers build and test new applications continues to grow. The interconnectedness of these applications through APIs is also forcing businesses of all kinds to re-think how they interact with and best serve their customers. In addition, the ever expanding combinations of applications and devices are making software quality even more complex.

SmartBear is integral in helping software developers and testers create the highest quality software applications with products, including TestComplete, QAComplete, Collaborator, AlertSite and CrossBrowserTesting. SmartBear portfolio of products also includes some of the largest open source and commercial products for API design and testing, including SoapUI and Swagger. There is a new trial of a SmartBear product every four seconds. 

The acquisition by Francisco Partners marks a transition in lead investors from SmartBear original 2007 investor, Insight Venture Partners. During Insights period of investment, the company grew from a single product company for U/I testing into an industry leader in software quality tools for teams with multiple product lines and over 20,000 customers. 

We are thrilled to partner with Francisco Partners, said Justin Teague, CEO of SmartBear. Teir track record for growing companies is unmatched, and they are the right fit for the next phase of SmartBear expansion.

SmartBear has built a robust product portfolio addressing the critical software test management and automation needs of development organizations, said Brian Decker, Principal at Francisco Partners. The company has an especially impressive leadership position in the rapidly growing API lifecycle management space with its flagship open source products, SoapUI and Swagger. We are excited to partner with Justin and the SmartBear management team as they continue to drive tremendous growth in the business.

We are excited to be working with SmartBear as the company embarks on its next stage of growth,said David Golob, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Francisco Partners. The company stands at the intersection of two powerful trends in the software industry: the advent of the API economy and the movement toward grassroots team-based and individual purchases of software in enterprises.

SmartBear Software was advised by Evercore and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Francisco Partners was advised by Paul Hastings LLP.

About Insight Venture Partners

Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth software, SaaS, mobile and internet-enabled companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 1995, Insight has raised more than $13 billion and invested in more than 250 companies worldwide. Our mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives providing them with practical, hands-on growth and acquisition expertise, to foster long-term success. 

For more information on Insight and all of its investments, visit http://www.Insightpartners.com or follow us on Twitter: @Insightpartners 

About Francisco Partners 

Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology businesses. Since its launch over 17 years ago, Francisco Partners has raised over $10 billion in capital and invested in nearly 200 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. The firm invests in opportunities where its deep knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential.

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than five million software professionals and over 20,000 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.

For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

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Tracy Wemett | BroadPR 
Email Id: tracy@broadpr.com 
http://smartbear.com

QualiTest Partners with PractiTest to Deploy Better-Managed Comprehensive Solutions

QualiTest Group, the world’s second largest pure play QA and independent software testing company, today announced the expansion of its testing capabilities through a strategic partnership with PractiTest, an Israeli-based leading provider of test management services. PractiTest’s end-to-end test management platform delivers full visibility of testing projects and will be integrated into QualiTest’s existing offerings to support its testing teams across all industries it has a presence in.

“Partnering with PractiTest showcases our commitment to providing the most comprehensive software testing service available,” said QualiTest VP of Global Alliances and UK Business Manager, Aviram Shotten. “This partnership is an important step in improving our own operations and constantly innovating in our effort to stay ahead of the curve by enabling QualiTest customers to organize, manage, and scale testing projects.”

The test management services provided by PractiTest will enable QualiTest to provide its consistent trademark quality even as its customers’ products become increasingly complex. PractiTest’s services will allow QualiTest to deliver expanded and better-managed Agile Testing, Regression Testing, MicroServices, and DevOps offerings, to its testing services both during and after product deployment.

“Qualitest for us was an easy choice given the name that precedes them around the world. When looking for partners we search not only for market leaders but also for companies that, just like PractiTest, are both innovators and thought leaders in their field,” said Noa Segol, PractiTest Marketing Director. “QualiTest’s broad presence worldwide was also deciding factor as we want to know that we have a strong partner in any country and culture where PractiTest may be used.”

About PractiTest

PractiTest is a test management solution, that enables teams to manage their testing projects end-to-end. PractiTest ensures immediate visibility of every aspect of product testing, while communicating a clear view of project status to relevant stakeholders.
The system is flexible and fully customizable, which is ideal when managing teams with increasing testing complexity. Various integrations with leading bug tracking systems and automation tools are available built-in and via REST API. Making PractiTest the most powerful test management tool for your growing team.

About QualiTest Group

QualiTest is the world’s second largest pure play software testing and quality assurance specialist. QualiTest designs and delivers solutions that leverage deep industry-specific understanding with cutting-edge, testing technology. QualiTest offers a wide range of personalized testing solutions with years of expertise in the technology, telecom, healthcare, finance, defense, media, utilities and retail industries. With offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and India, the company serves over 500 customers and employs thousands of experienced professionals worldwide. QualiTest is backed by majority equity holder, Marlin Equity Partners since 2016.

PractiTest LTD.
5 oppenhaimer street,
Science Park,
Rehovot
Israel

Valori engages in unique partnership with DATPROF

Synergy in expertise and service

Valori, specialist in testing and Test Data Management, started a unique partnership with DATPROF, a leading company in specialised and user-friendly TDM solutions.

Valori already had powerful CA, Tosca, Parasoft and other products to implement test automation processes. DATPROF Subset and DATPROF Privacy now make test data available to Valori as well. Jelle Schutte, managing director of Valori Vivant and Valori Test Tool Services explains: “Combining these products allows Valori to offer unique propositions for test automation.”

‘Test Data Management’ Valori Guild

Schutte continues: “Especially for the ‘Test Data Management’ Valori Guild we created a team of consultants with plenty of test data expertise and knowledge of several TDM solutions. In addition we invested considerably in building up knowledge of the DATPROF products over the past couple of months. This enables Valori to provide optimum service in the implementation and management of our clients’ test environments and Test Data Management.”

DATPROF Subset and DATPROF Privacy

Consistent test sets can be generated with DATPROF Subset. “Generating only relevant test cases lets parties test with a much better focus, with substantially reduced storage and lead times as a bonus,” comments Harald Kikkers of DATPROF. “Test data can be anonymised with DATPROF Privacy, which is crucial from the perspective of information security.”

Efficiency and privacy legislation

Proud of this new partnership, both Schutte and Kikkers consider their clients to be the real winners. “After all, our clients benefit from efficient solutions and compliance with privacy legislation,” Schutte concludes.

Want to know more?

Want to know more about Valori, DATPROF Subset and/or DATPROF Privacy?

About Valori

Since 1989 is Valori an independent, privately held, Dutch test company. We help our clients to validate and verify their applications. Valori firmly believes testing is the mother of all innovation. In a world where every company is an IT company, every budget is an IT budget and every manager is an IT manager, innovation is key to survive.

Valori services include acceptance testing, business analysis, agile transitions, scaled and distributed agile, test tool services, performance testing, security testing, software improvement, scrum and continuous delivery.

See for more information about Valori www.valori.nl or http://blog.valori.nl/blog

About DATPROF

DATPROF is an independent, privately held Dutch software company that delivers specialised tools for test data management and data integration. DATPROF’s product portfolio for test data management includes standard solutions for test data generation, data discovery, data masking and data distribution. DATPROF users value the software for its user friendliness and high effectiveness. More information about DATPROF products is available at www.datprof.com.

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Contact Details:
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Jelle Schutte | Valori
Email Id: jelleschutte@valori.nl
http://www.valori.nl

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