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The "Bear" Proves "Smart" Acquiring soapUI and loadUI


Written by  Ravi Vadugu | 06 July 2011
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smartbearSmartBear S
oftware today announced the acquisition of Eviware, creators of soapUI and loadUI, the world’s leading testing software for Web Services. After tripling SmartBear’s business in just one year, this acquisition further accelerates SmartBear’s momentum and significantly expands its global user community of developers, QA and IT professionals.


Apart from the fact that SmartBear community of users have increased by 800000 overnight, the biggest value add to this customer base comes from the fact that SmartBear tools forte just got even bigger ranging from "Software Development", "Development Management", "Software Testing", "Test Automation", "Performance Testing" and not the least "Free and Open Source Tools".

You may find the complete suite of products that SmartBear offers
here.


This reminds me of one of those articles that we published on "Testers Perfect Storm: Agile, Cloud, Mobile" highlighting challenges posed by these trends to testing community. Are we seeing a company which is trying to provide a solution to ride this storm with a bunch of tools that are good enough to resolve these challenges? We shall keep an eye and definitely time will tell....

Whats Acquired:
soapUI is the world's leading Functional Testing tool for SOA and Web Service testing. With its easy-to-use graphical interface, and enterprise-class features, soapUI allows you to easily and rapidly create and execute automated functional, regression, and load tests. In a single test environment, soapUI provides complete test coverage - from SOAP and REST-based Web services, to JMS enterprise messaging layers, databases, Rich Internet Applications, and much more


loadUI, With its groundbreaking, easy-to-use visual interface, and enterprise-class features, is the biggest leap forward in the Load Testing landscape. loadUI's seamless integration of real-time test creation, distribution and integrated analytics gives you everything you need to test and deliver rock-solid Web services and applications. You can now do more with your Load Tests than you ever thought possible. All with drag and drop simplicity. And all in one place. For Free!



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Ravi Vadugu

Ravi Vadugu

An IT professional with over 12 years of experience. Project management is what i do. Curious/Interested in upcoming technologies, trends, software methodologies(e.g. Agile) and software tools. Love sharing knowledge with rest of the community.

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