Tricentis and QASymphony Merge to Drive Innovation in Continuous Testing for Enterprise DevOps

Next Gen platform disrupts the $34B testing services spend and transforms software testing for DevOps

Mountain View, Calif. — June 20, 2018 — Tricentis and QASymphony announced their agreement to merge under the name of Tricentis.  Tricentis’ market-leading Continuous Testing platform has earned the company unanimous “leader” recognition among the top industry analysts. QASymphony is recognized as the industry’s leading test management solution. The combined solution represents the most modern platform for transforming software testing to keep pace with digital transformation.

“Tricentis and QASymphony are both recognized for their innovative testing solutions,” explained Sandeep Johri, CEO of Tricentis. “Tricentis is known for helping enterprises transform testing from a burdensome manual process that delays software delivery into an automated, continuous process that drives ‘quality at speed.’ The addition of QASymphony’s test management solution strengthens our leadership position and builds on our momentum replacing legacy testing tools.”

“Today’s CIOs are responsible for ramping up innovation through accelerated software delivery,” explained Barry Libenson, Global Chief Information Officer at Experian. “Amid this demand for rapid innovation, CIOs are recognizing that software testing often delays their digital transformation goals. In fact, testing is now commonly cited as the #1 bottleneck to delivery speed. When testing lags behind development, the organization is forced to delay their innovation and that’s no longer an option.  It’s inevitable that software testing must be transformed to keep pace with Agile development and DevOps.”

“Global 2000 organizations remain locked into legacy testing platforms that were designed decades ago to enable manual testing processes,” explained Dave Keil, CEO of QASymphony. “Scaled agile and enterprise DevOps initiatives have changed the game. Yet, legacy testing technologies such as those by HPE (now Micro Focus) and CA are throttling speed and innovation. QASymphony has experienced triple-digit growth over the past year—allowing us to aggressively invest in our technology, infrastructure and people to meet the emerging needs of our customers.”

QASymphony’s 100+ employees will be joining Tricentis’ 450+ employees. Sandeep Johri will lead the organization as CEO and Dave Keil will assume the role of COO. The combined company will have a global presence with offices in the US, EMEA and Asia.   The transaction is expected to close within 90 days.

The integration will reflect the commitment to innovation and customer success that both companies share—to learn more, register for the upcoming webinar.  Additionally, the company will be showcasing the roadmap and solution at Accelerate 2018 in Vienna.

DevOps Impact

The market for software testing (recently estimated at $34 billion)[1] has reached an inflection point. DevOps adoption is rising rapidly, and both Gartner and Forrester report that transforming testing is a primary factor for DevOps success.[2]  Yet, software testing remains a predominantly manual activity that delays releases and consumes 30-40 percent of an organization’s application budget[3],[4]Tricentis Continuous Testing solutions accelerate delivery and free up significant budget that can be reallocated to underfunded innovation initiatives.

Gartner’s Joachim Herschmann and Thomas Murphy report: “As DevOps principles gain significant traction in enterprises, testing and QA is no longer a stage in delivery but an integral DevOps activity that exists in various forms through all areas. Automation has become an indispensable element in these efforts, and there has been renewed focus on software test automation tools as part of a larger toolchain that enables DevOps.”[5]

About Tricentis

With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Through risk-based testing, scriptless end-to-end test automation, and the industry’s most extensive technology support, Tricentis breaks through the barriers experienced with conventional software testing methods. Our innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. The result is accelerated software delivery speed, improved cost efficiency, and reduced business risk.

Tricentis is the only vendor to achieve “leader” status in all three top analyst reports (i.e., the “Triple Crown.”) This honor is based on our technical leadership, innovation, and a Global 2000 customer base of 800+ companies, including global enterprises such as Allianz, ANZ Bank, Experian, First Data, HSBC, Lexmark, Merck, Sentry Insurance, Starbucks, Telstra, UBS, Vantiv (now WorldPay), Vodafone, and Whole Foods. These customers rely on Tricentis to achieve and sustain test automation rates of over 90 percent—increasing risk coverage while accelerating testing to keep pace with Agile and DevOps.

Tricentis has a global presence in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Poland, United States and the UK. To learn more, visit https://www.tricentis.com or follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

About QASymphony

QASymphony accelerates digital transformation with software testing solutions that help enterprises prioritize quality, develop reliable software and increase speed to market. The qTest platform streamlines software testing in agile and DevOps environments and centralizes testing efforts across the enterprise. By taking a strategic approach to quality, QASymphony enables enterprises to develop higher-quality software, faster, to better support new business models and customer experiences.

The qTest platform streamlines development workflows by seamlessly integrating testing with leading automation, development and delivery tools including Atlassian’s Jira, CA Agile Central, Github, Selenium, Cucumber, Jenkins and many more. QASymphony is trusted by leading enterprises including Forcepoint, PFSweb, Cisco, Samsung, Verizon and Office Depot.

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Perfecto is First to Fully Support Automated Continuous Testing of PWA

Perfecto’s offerings are architected to extend open source test automation frameworks

BOSTON, June 12, 2018 — As brands strive to deliver more engaging digital experiences, Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are gaining momentum. Perfecto, the leading continuous testing and monitoring platform for optimizing DevOps pipelines, is the first cloud-based testing platform provider to support automated testing of PWAs. Perfecto supports early PWA adopters who are testing PWAs across desktop and mobile platforms.

Early reports demonstrate PWAs improve user experience, grow engagement and increase conversions. PWAs offer users the ability to use sites while offline, receive push notifications and access platform features like cameras, microphone, speakers, data storage, and GPS. These capabilities are propelling PWA adoption and enriching website experiences with capabilities previously only available with hybrid and native mobile apps.

PWA adoption is expected to increase. In a recent survey conducted by Perfecto, 41 percent of respondents plan to add PWA capability to their sites already following responsive web design (RWD) over the next 12 months with an additional 32 percent actively researching the shift. Organizations across all industries are recognizing PWA benefits. One major e-commerce site reported a 76 percent increase in mobile web conversions with 14 percent more active monthly users on iOS and 30 percent more on Android. A leading business magazine publisher redesigned their mobile experience as a PWA, resulting in a 43 percent increase in sessions per user.

“PWA is one of the latest web development market innovations being embraced today after responsive web design to enhance user experience,” said Roi Carmel, chief strategy officer at Perfecto. “Our Automation Coverage Extension capabilities provide us the architectural advantage to provide DevOps teams with what they need to automate PWA testing to deliver flawless user experiences.”

Automating PWA testing requires support for unique PWA use cases. Perfecto supports the following PWA use cases. Collectively, they help teams implement continuous testing and achieve velocity objectives.

  • Launching PWAs – The ability to launch PWAs from device home screens benefits users and creates a new challenge for test automation. Perfecto is introducing a new capability to launch progressive sites in parallel on desktop and mobile platforms.
  • Test authoring & execution – As a hybrid technology, PWAs require the ability to interact with different types of user interface objects. Perfecto’s Object Spy provides test automation developers a single view of all objects in application under test. As a result, identifying and interacting with both web and native iOS and Android objects in a single flow is fully supported. This overcomes Selenium and Appium limitations of inspecting PWA document object model (DOM).
  • Test audio, camera, and location-based scenarios – PWAs introduce the rich engagement capabilities of mobile devices to websites. Perfecto supports automated testing of user flows requiring audio, image and location-based inputs. Automated testing can also handle push notifications.
  • User condition test scenarios – The PWA benefits of increased conversions are in part driven by websites now becoming accessible while users are offline leveraging service workers. Perfecto’s Wind Tunnel™ capability enables testing network disconnections and measuring object rendering times.
  • One test, one report – Perfecto supports executing PWA tests in the cloud, on desktop and mobile platforms in parallel. PWA tests executed across Android, iOS, Windows and MAC OS generate one combined test report.

To learn more about Perfecto’s support of PWA, 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.

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NeoLoad 6.5 is now available

Neotys today announced a new release (6.5) for its NeoLoad solution, which integrates with widely-used testing tools and other toolchain elements across the entire application lifecycle.

This release includes enhanced support for load testing SAP applications, a tool for migrating LoadRunner scripts, enhancements to the NeoLoad Web UX, integration with Ranorex, and support for creating Jenkins “Pipelines as-Code”.

NeoLoad 6.5’s new capabilities results in faster test design and maintenance, better integration with popular testing ecosystem elements, and better collaboration for load testing data.

To explore the new exciting features, see What’s New in NeoLoad 6.5.

  • Official SAP GUI Support, support of SAP GUI 7.4 and 7.5 compatible with SAP R/3, SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA.
  • Script Converter Beta, an external tool that converts LoadRunner scripts to a NeoLoad Project. See https://github.com/Neotys-Labs/Script-Converter.
  • Ranorex integration improvements that build on the existing capacity of doing Ranorex functional testing under load. This version now includes the capacity of measuring End User Experience from a real browser or real client run by a Ranorex script during a load test and doing automated Script Maintenance with a single Test Script. See https://github.com/Neotys-Labs/Ranorex.
  • NeoLoad now supports Jenkins Pipeline as Code. The plugin will be effectively available during June 2018. See https://plugins.jenkins.io/neoload-jenkins-plugin.
  • Export wizard to produce a zip file used to run a test with NeoLoad Web Runtime. For more information, see Export a project to NeoLoad Web.
  • Delay Action now provides a Thinktime mode that allows delays to be overridden by the Thinktime policy of the Virtual User Path, and to not being played by default when checking the VU. For more information, see Delay.
  • Docker Load Generator images improvements, a much smaller Docker image and NeoLoad generators logs are now automatically redirected to the standard stdOut and stdErr streams, use of environment variables to connect to NeoLoad Web.
  • Cloud Console now always requires a login which ensures accessing an always up-to-date information.
  • Improved Cloud session management, session is canceled when exiting NeoLoad.
  • Improved Web Socket support: NeoLoad now provides the means of explicitly closing them.

Source: NeoLoad

Easiest Way To Automate API Testing Just Got Easier With Newest Version Of SoapUI Pro

SmartBear Announces SoapUI Pro 2.4 with New Native Jenkins Plugin to Simplify CI/CD Integration and Enhanced API Discovery to Instantly Convert API Traffic to Automated API Tests

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — June 06, 2018 —  SmartBear, the leader in software quality tools for teams, released a new update to SoapUI Pro, the leading automated API testing tool. SoapUI Pro 2.4 provides a new native Jenkins plugin for fast and easy integration with the popular CI/CD tool and has enhanced the API Discovery capability to instantly convert API traffic to automated API tests. With SoapUI 2.4, SmartBear continues to provide the most powerful, yet easy-to-use API testing capabilities for QA teams that want to move from manual to automated testing to accelerate their software development initiatives.

As organizations move to shift their testing into earlier development phases and adopt Agile practices that incorporate continuous testing, it’s necessary to drastically increase Unit and API testing in the development process to ensure robust test coverage across the application and remove flakiness that often plagues tests at the UI level. Previously, conducting large-scale API testing has been hampered by silos between development and testing teams and the requirement for deep technical skills when working with APIs. The enhanced API Discovery capabilities in SoapUI Pro 2.4 solves this problem by allowing testers of any skill level to create advanced API test cases by instantly converting API traffic into full-blown automated API tests. With the addition of the new native Jenkins plugin, which complements the command-line interface for integrating with other CI infrastructure, like TeamCity or Bamboo, SoapUI Pro 2.4 saves hours of time deploying builds. Teams can now select their SoapUI Pro testing suite as a Jenkins Build Step, reducing time spent copying and running commands in a batch execution file like most API testing tools.

“The new API Discovery capability in SoapUI Pro can help bridge the gap between QA and development teams giving QA team members a fast lane to begin testing their REST and SOAP API calls and introducing quality earlier in the development process,” said Christian Wright, EVP and GM, API Business at SmartBear.

The enhanced API Discovery feature in SoapUI Pro complements its already powerful one-click test creation, which uses out-of-the-box assertions to help testers generate complex functional, load, or security API tests with no coding knowledge required. The API Discovery happens inside an internal browser or across a proxy, listening for API calls that are happening beneath the UI layer and then converting those calls into automated API tests. This method of API test creation helps connect the UI and API layers in the testing phase, allowing for the larger adoption of API test automation across an organization.

This update also adds support for JSON Web Token (JWT), a common open source method for creating access tokens, as well as support for RAML 1.0 for legacy APIs that haven’t yet been converted to the OpenAPI Specification.

To learn more about SoapUI Pro 2.4, attend this live webinar on Wednesday, June 13 at 9 a.m. EDT and 2 p.m. EDT: https://smartbear.com/resources/webinars/whats-new-readyapi-2-4/

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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Bugcrowd Names Mark Milani as Global Head of Engineering

Milani brings proven track record of success building innovative solutions to crowdsourced security leader

SAN FRANCISCO – May 30, 2018 – Bugcrowd, the leader in crowdsourced security, announced today the appointment of Mark Milani as the global head of engineering. A technology executive with more than 25 years of experience leading global software engineering and product management teams, Milani will lead the engineering organization in growing and innovating Bugcrowd’s industry-leading CrowdcontrolTM platform.

“We are thrilled to have Mark onboard the Bugcrowd team.” said Ashish Gupta, CEO, Bugcrowd. “He is an experienced engineering, analytics and business leader in technology spanning across a number of areas in both small and large company environments. His knowledge and skills will be invaluable as we continue to grow our engineering team and innovate on our platform, ensuring the success of security teams and researchers around the globe.”

Based in San Francisco, Milani brings decades of experience across a number of technology areas, from developing solutions deep in the technology stack, to applications and cloud solutions for end users and service organizations. In addition to this diverse set of functional skills, Milani has shown unprecedented commitment to building and developing his teams throughout his career. Prior to Bugcrowd, Milani was Senior Vice President of Product Engineering at Actian Corporation, and held multiple leadership positions at Oracle Corporation, including leading engineering for Oracle’s Cloud Services and Platform Technologies teams.

“While I was running cloud services, traditional security methods were not adequately addressing the expanding security risks I was managing”, said Mark Milani, Global Head of Engineering, Bugcrowd. “Bugcrowd’s security platform introduces an important change to existing thinking by bringing the creativity and knowledge of the crowd directly to organizations to manage their cybersecurity challenges. I’m excited to lead development of a platform that is truly changing the way organizations approach security and to be a part of the Bugcrowd team.”

The crowdsourced model is the future of security — the industry has seen unprecedented growth this year, across industries, at companies of all sizes. Bugcrowd utilizes a multi-faceted approach starting with a robust platform, coupled with human innovation, leveraging both a large, diverse, and skilled crowd of researchers and our dedicated team of experts. To ensure this model has the most impact, we must marry the art and science of it. With his deep skills and expertise, Milani will help lead our company to the next level in platform capabilities and innovation to deliver compelling results for our customers.

Today, Bugcrowd also announced the company had achieved Soc 2 Type 1 compliance. To read more, visit: www.bugcrowd.com/press

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About Bugcrowd

Bugcrowd is trusted by more of the Fortune 500 than any other crowdsourced security platform. Why? Because people need the increased security of a bug bounty without all the extra work and chaos. Bugcrowd cracked the code on crowdsourced security through rock-solid program management, top trusted researchers and a versatile platform. That’s how our vulnerability disclosure and bug bounty programs find seven times as many critical vulnerabilities as traditional testing. Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd is backed by Blackbird Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Industry Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Rally Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. Bugcrowd. Outhack Them AllTM.

Learn more at www.bugcrowd.com.

SOURCE: Bugcrowd 

Applause Launches Industry’s First Crowdtesting Offering for Amazon Alexa

First and only in-the-wild, global testing service that delivers faster releases and real-world feedback for Alexa Skills and Devices

Boston, Massachusetts—May 30, 2018—Applause, the worldwide leader in digital quality and crowdtesting, today announced the availability of Applause for Amazon Alexa. The new solution provides a full range of software testing, payment transaction validation, and user feedback services designed specifically for the Alexa platform and ecosystem. Powered by a community of 300,000+ vetted testers worldwide, the new offering ensures product teams can dramatically increase quality and consumer adoption of their Alexa Skills and Alexa Voice Service (AVS) devices.

Amazon Alexa offers software developers a powerful platform for delivering meaningful, intuitive voice experiences to their users. Leading companies like Starbucks, Dow Jones, and Best Buy use Alexa to connect with consumers — allowing them to order online, get account information, check account balances, and more, all via voice interactions and artificial intelligence.

In order to build consumer-grade voice experiences, developers must consider a broad and complex set of variables — voice-enabled hardware, geolocation, languages and dialects, mobile apps, smart home devices and services, payments, and more. Testing for this complexity is critical in order to meet user expectations, and leveraging a global crowd of real-world testers is the best way to deliver high-quality software for voice applications.

Applause for Amazon Alexa provides benefits and capabilities that other approaches to software testing cannot match, including:

  • In the Wild Testing: Rapidly measure the user experience for Alexa applications in any location – at home, in the office, in the car, or embedded in other devices
  • Real Voices: Validate Alexa Utterance voice testing for different languages, dialects, genders, and age groups
  • Unlimited Device Coverage: Leverage 2.4 million real devices within the community, including thousands of testers who have their own Alexa-enabled hardware
  • Testing Diversity: Incorporate Alexa best practices and certification requirements with a full range of testing, automation, accessibility, payment, and feedback services
  • SaaS Platform: Extend development teams and test management by integrating bug tracking systems with the Applause Platform
  • Proven Results with IoT: Leverage Applause’s vast experience of testing with leading brands that build apps for Web, mobile, IoT, and voice

“Voice and artificial intelligence platforms like Alexa are beginning to take off, but delivering great user experiences can be tricky,” said Charlie Ungashick, Head of Product at Applause. “Alexa Skills and devices must have predictable dialect interpretation, flawless connectivity and, of course, an intuitive user experience. The only way you can guarantee that your design will match reality is to test it in the wild, with real people, on real devices.”

Applause for Amazon Alexa is available today. Find out more:

About Applause

Applause is the worldwide leader in crowd-sourced digital quality testing. Software is at the heart of how all brands engage users, and digital experiences must work flawlessly everywhere. With 300,000+ testers available on-demand around the globe, Applause provides brands with a full suite of testing and feedback capabilities. This approach drastically improves testing coverage, eliminates the limitations of offshoring and traditional QA labs, and speeds time-to-market for websites, mobile apps, IoT, and in-store experiences.

Thousands of leading companies — including Ford, Fox, Google, and Dow Jones — rely on Applause as a best practice to deliver high quality digital experiences that customers love. Learn more at www.applause.com.

SOURCE: Applause

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