SmartBear Leads Innovation For Behavior-Driven Development With End-To-End Test Automation

SmartBear Announces TestComplete 14.0 with Native BDD Support, Making Test Automation Easier and Faster for All Users, Regardless of Technical Expertise
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — January 24, 2019 — SmartBear, the innovator behind the industry’s highest impact tools to build, test, and monitor great software, announced TestComplete 14.0, which features native support for Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), bridging the gap between technical and non-technical users. This release also includes a seamless integration with HipTest, the only native BDD collaborative platform to define test cases and generate living documentation. With HipTest and TestComplete, SmartBear is leading innovation for BDD test automation, improving collaboration across stakeholders, and enabling organizations to move toward faster and higher-quality software delivery.Organizations have turned toward BDD to quickly align and accelerate team collaboration across the delivery pipeline – allowing for business, development, and QA teams to speak a universal language while they build and test new features. Previously, test scenarios written in Gherkin had to be generated in code or test scripts to be used in TestComplete, leaving implementation and maintenance to a limited group of technical teammates. Now, test cases designed and written using the Gherkin syntax can be easily created, maintained, and converted to automated UI functional tests with the industry leading object recognition and Record & Replay technology found in TestComplete, without the need for additional plug-ins or third-party tools.

“BDD provides a major leap forward for software teams looking to transform their organizational processes and culture toward a more collaborative, united mindset for software development,” said Anand Sundaram, Vice President of Products at SmartBear. “SmartBear continues to lead the BDD marketplace with tools, that include HipTest, CrossBrowserTesting, TestLeft, and now TestComplete, to accelerate software delivery.”

TestComplete 14.0 also includes a native integration with Jenkins Pipeline in addition to Freestyle to accelerate your CI/CD pipeline, support for web testing components such as Shadow DOM and custom elements, and support for all the latest browser versions and mobile platforms. Native BDD support and other enhancements in TestComplete will optimize test automation efforts for all teams thereby paving a more direct and seamless path to Agile and DevOps.

To learn more about the latest release of TestComplete and to view the Accelerate Continuous Testing with TestComplete webinar, visit: https://smartbear.com/resources/webinars/accelerate-continuous-testing-with-testcomplete/

About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear.

For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedInTwitter, or Facebook.

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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 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[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.

To get started, visit: https://crossbrowsertesting.com/open-source


[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.

For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedInTwitter or Facebook.

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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.

Accelerate your journey to Continuous Testing Agility. Get a free trial of Zephyr!

 

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.

Contact:

Tom Alexander

Tom.Alexander@getzephyr.com

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

PractiTest (http://www.PractiTest.com), 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 (http://www.PractiTest.com), 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.

View full G2Crowd review: https://www.g2crowd.com/products/practitest/reviews

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.

Contact:

Maayan Carr,
Head of Marketing,
PractiTest-Professional Test Management

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). www.experitest.com

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. www.parasoft.com

 

SOURCE: Experitest

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 perfecto.io, join our community, or follow us on Twitter at @PerfectoMobile.

PR Contact:
Alexandra Evans
perfecto@pancomm.com
617-502-4300

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