SmartBear: Automating Software Testing for Faster Delivery of Applications

Doug McNary, CEO
Software testing is a vital part of the systems development life cycle. However, it is burdened with number of constraints that puts CIOs into critical situations. With ever growing change across several sectors, testing of software is still conducted through manual ways at some places. This in turn consumes more time and incurs skyrocketing costs that delays the delivery of product to consumers. Automating the complete process of testing is a key to resolve this issue. SmartBear is one such firm that offers the automation solution through which it helps the software teams to develop quality applicaitons. The company provides platforms for collaborative development, functional testing, performance testing, and performance monitoring across Application Program Interface (APIs), mobile, web, and desktop.

Headquartered in Somerville, MA, SmartBear emphasizes on quality across the process of software testing. “Conceptualizing and producing software within the timeframe is a challenging task for developers. But automation of the testing sequences makes it possible to roll out the software in short span of time,” states Doug McNary, CEO, SmartBear. This is possible through SmartBear’s TestComplete solution that automates the testing cycle across desktop, mobile, and web applications. TestComplete exhibits multiple features that maintain the right balance between speed of testing and product quality. The desktop version of TestComplete provides support for creating robust automated tests across a variety of desktop applications. TestComplete Mobile automates testing of native, web, and hybrid mobile applications. “It supports testing on real world devices as well as emulators,” asserts McNary. The web version of TestComplete automates the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and functional tests for websites, web apps, and mobile web applications.

Likewise, to reduce the time taken to perform repeated steps in software tests, SmartBear provides QAComplete. This tool helps software testers and quality analysis professionals to concentrate on key functions and helps them discover potential defects in a product.
“It also improves collaboration across various stakeholders, including developers, and testers,” notes McNary. SmartBear’s LoadComplete addresses the loads and spikes present in web and mobile applications. Whether on cloud or on premise, this solution generates load tests from anywhere and monitors the application in real time for performance issues.


Over two million developers and quality assurance testers use our software testing tools to streamline the testing process


“Over two million developers and quality assurance testers use our software testing tools to streamline the testing process,” says McNary. SmartBear’s customers range from single-seat installations at small companies to 1,000-seat installations at some of the largest private and public organizations in the world. Several companies have gained immense benefits and value by implementing SmartBear’s testing solutions. For instance, a major company involved in project management, engineering, and construction wanted to eliminate manual testing of large applications and rationalize regression testing. The client approached SmartBear to resolve this issue in carrying out effortless testing functions. “We offered TestComplete to automate the entire testing process,’ says McNary. The customer executed the testing function in a seamless fashion and reduced regression testing by 300 percent. As a result, the client was able to deploy applications faster without any delay.

With offices at Boston, Galway, Austin, Stockholm, and Tula, SmartBear is stretching its service to massive number of customers. “We are now focused on developing new products and adding more features to our current offerings. This will make us more prudent and active among our competitors,” concludes McNary.

SmartBear News

SmartBear Announces Unified Solution for API Design and Testing with Integration Between ReadyAPI and SwaggerHub

SOMERVILLE, Mass.- SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, has integrated its API quality platform, ReadyAPI, with SwaggerHub, its API design and documentation platform. ReadyAPI users are now able to setup and manage a connection in their SwaggerHub account within ReadyAPI, search and filter through definitions in SwaggerHub, and more. Together, ReadyAPI and SwaggerHub provide the most comprehensive, powerful API tooling for all stages of the API lifecycle, ensuring the highest end-to-end quality that today’s software demands. The integration streamlines the process of logging in to SwaggerHub from ReadyAPI as well as storing information for re-use when performing actions against SwaggerHub.

“APIs are the anonymous underpinnings that have enabled millions to transition to working from home, connecting all their devices, and doing most of their shopping online,” said Christian Wright, President and Chief Product Officer at SmartBear. “The design and subsequent quality of APIs have never been more important as companies further accelerate digital initiatives and fast-track API adoption due to the pandemic. As the dominant API player in the market, SmartBear brings together best practices from 15 million development, quality, and API practitioners. Further strengthening the interconnectedness of our API solutions means further aligning our API tooling under two powerful brands – ReadyAPI and SwaggerHub – to ensure the highest quality APIs every time.”

To highlight the interconnectedness of SmartBear API solutions, the three modules of the ReadyAPI platform have been renamed under the ReadyAPI brand. SoapUI Pro, the industry's No. 1 API testing tool, is now ReadyAPI Test, reflecting that ReadyAPI supports RESTful, GraphQL, and other API standards in addition to SOAP. LoadUI Pro, the fastest and easiest way to API load test, is now ReadyAPI Performance. ServiceV Pro, which allows anyone in the delivery pipeline to create powerful mocking and service virtualization, is now ReadyAPI Virtualization. The name SoapUI, the open source solution that SmartBear supports, will remain unchanged.

The consolidation under the ReadyAPI brand ensures these three powerful API tools are delivered in one centralized, intuitive platform while streamlining development moving forward. From planning and designing APIs to developing, testing and deploying, Agile and DevOps teams can ensure ReadyAPI and SwaggerHub are meeting their needs when building APIs.

ReadyAPI is used by more than 250,000 users running more than 2 million tests per month.

SwaggerHub is used by more than 100,000 API practitioners in more than 40,000 organizations and 200,000 API projects.

SwaggerHub recently won the 2020 API Award for Best in API Infrastructure. Earlier this year, SmartBear was named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Full Life Cycle API Management.

Panel Discussion on How Veterans at SmartBear Successfully Transitioned to Tech Aimed at Helping Others

Navy Veteran Phil Voulgaris and Air Force Veteran Crystal Farley share their paths to the tech industry and SmartBear on Tuesday, November 10, 2020


SOMERVILLE, Mass. -
SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, is hosting the online panel discussion, From Sea & Air to Tech: Lessons Learned from Military Veterans at SmartBear, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Two military veterans at the company, Phil Voulgaris, Senior Product Marketing Manager, and Crystal Farley, Worldwide Sales Enablement Strategist, are sharing how they prepared for workforce re-entry, how they navigated failures and fears, and ultimately found a rewarding career in tech.


WHAT: Online Panel Discussion, From Sea & Air to Tech: Lessons Learned from Military Veterans at SmartBear


WHEN: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 2:00 p.m. “ 2:45 p.m. EST


WHERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-sea-air-to-tech-lessons-learned-from-military-veterans-at-smartbear-tickets-128023316185


Each year, nearly 200,000 service members transition out of the military and back to their civilian communities. While men and women of the armed forces are better trained, educated, and prepared for this transition, they still face unique challenges when establishing careers outside of the military. Available resources and recommendations from those who have successfully made the transition can be valuable.


Panelists will discuss what attracted them to the military, what was appealing about the tech industry, how their military background has aided their career, and what they wish they would have known prior to going into tech. They will also provide tips for other veterans looking to break into the tech industry. The session is moderated by Noel Wurst, Senior Manager, Communications at SmartBear.


Phil Voulgaris graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2004, serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy for six years. After leaving the service, he obtained his masters degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame. He has since been working in tech in a variety of marketing roles.


Crystal Farley is a U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant combat vet, entrepreneur, wife, mother, fitness fanatic, blogger, and a woman who hopes to change the world one person at a time. She is also the Chief Story Teller and creator of the successful Grace + Growth Podcast, formerly known as PTSD: People, Trauma, and Stress Discussed: an unfiltered truth.

Company
SmartBear

Headquarters
Somerville, MA

Management
Doug McNary, CEO

Description
Helps software teams create apps and APIs by ensuring quality throughout every step of the lifecycle.