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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Contacts

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tracy@broadpr.com

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

Additional Resources:

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

SmartBear Recognized As A Leader In IDC MarketScapes For Enterprise Software Quality Tools

SmartBear Recognized in Multiple IDC MarketScape Reports for Worldwide Software Quality Analysis and Measurement as well as Mobile Testing and Digital Quality
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — May 24, 2018 — SmartBear, the leader in software quality tools for teams, was recognized as a Leader and Major Player in multiple IDC MarketScape reports. IDC, a world-renown market intelligence firm, recognized SmartBear in four recent reports, highlighting the company’s ability to empower software teams at every stage of the development lifecycle.

The drive toward digital transformation has resulted in increased pressure on software development teams to increase the frequency of release cycles, manage infinite combinations of end-user devices, and create standardization to achieve velocity in testing efforts. New approaches and processes such as test automationcontinuous integration, and DevOps present opportunities for teams to overcome these challenges and improve their software development efforts – but success is reliant on the right tooling.

SmartBear continues to innovate its test automation tools to support teams looking to build high quality software, faster. The Leader and Major Player status that SmartBear achieved in the latest IDC MarketScape reports shows that SmartBear is distancing itself from other providers listed as Contenders and Participants in the reports. SmartBear allows organizations to have the flexibility to avoid pricey tools and implementations that come with large toolsets with features they may or may not use. Customers can choose what they need today from SmartBear’s comprehensive product suite and expand as their software quality needs grow with the complexity of their business.

SmartBear products make automating UI and API functional tests fast and easy across IoT protocols and desktop, web, and mobile applications. With TestComplete, you can build automated UI tests faster with an industry-leading object recognition and with CrossBrowserTesting, you can instantly run tests across 1,500 real devices and browsers in the cloud. For end-to-end testing needs, you can then run automated API tests on REST and SOAP web services with SoapUI Pro. Aside from in-product benefits, working with SmartBear brings advantages such as designated customer success reps, access to an active community with responses within 60 minutes of a post, and free training classes and support.

“Our portfolio of products and customer success model positions our customers to achieve efficiencies in time and scale across all application layers and for all levels of the SmartBear experience,” said Jennifer Mahoney, Vice President of Customer Success at SmartBear. “Our company’s strength lies in our ability to keep our customer needs at the forefront of our product innovation to be continuously responsive to evolving technologies and testing approaches.”

For more information, visit: www.smartbear.com

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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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Contacts

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Tracy Wemett, +1-617-868-5031
tracy@broadpr.com

SmartBear Empowers Developers To Create Quality Software At An Increased Speed

SmartBear to Exhibit Development and Testing Tools including Swagger and Collaborator at JAX – April 23-27, 2018 – Mainz, Germany
SOMERVILLE, Mass. and GALWAY, Ireland — April 18, 2018 — SmartBear, the leader in software quality tools for teams, empowers developers to create quality APIs and software applications at an increased speed. The company will be exhibiting its complete suite of software quality tools, including tools that help teams collaborate on code; design, develop, virtualize and test APIs; and deploy and monitor applications at JAX, taking place on Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27, 2018 in Mainz, Germany.

WHAT & WHEN:

SmartBear at JAX Germany:

WHERE: Rheingoldhalle Mainz, Bankettabteilung, z. Hd. Frau Marleen Nillius, Rheinstrasse 66, 55116 Mainz

With the increased velocity of software development, collaboration among teams is critical in maintaining quality. SmartBear provides Collaborator for collaboration on documents, code, and test cases. Collaboration and standardization go hand in hand and are essential for developing at speed. SmartBear offers SwaggerHub, an integrated API design and documentation platform that drives standardization in teams.

Additionally, SmartBear provides an array of tools for developers embracing the “shift left” trend. SmartBear empowers developers to create automated tests from within their development environments with TestLeft and TestServer. With the explosion of APIs, there are more dependencies for testing; remove them to enable rapid development with ServiceV Pro. Developers are increasingly keeping a closer pulse on their APIs post deployment; SmartBear offers AlertSite for API monitoring.

SmartBear’s Ronan Trainor, API Sales Engineering Team Leader, EMEA and Damien Walsh, Technical Sales Engineer, will be presenting, “Programming Collaboration in the Software Development Process,” at JAX on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Feedback is a key component of moving your development forward whether you’re sending pull requests, commenting on Jira tickets, or doing long project sessions. How can you program this feedback and collaboration as a standard in your development process without interruptions? Ronan and Damien’s talk will discuss actionable strategies that help teams unlock the full potential of any workflow, from design through documentation and peer code review.

Java developers at JAX will be able to see SmartBear’s complete suite of software quality tools. In addition to those mentioned above, SmartBear will also be demonstrating SoapUI ProLoadUI ProTestCompleteCrossBrowserTesting, and QAComplete.

JAX is focusing on JAVA Core- and Enterprise-Technologies, Spring-Ecosystem, JavaScript, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. For more information, visit: https://jax.de/en.

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.

Contacts

BroadPR
Tracy Wemett, +1-617-868-5031
tracy@broadpr.com

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