AutomatedQA is Now SmartBear Software
Develop | Posted July 19, 2010

We are very excited to share with you our new name, SmartBear Software! While our name has changed, our commitment to providing you with affordable, powerful software remains unwavering.

You may have heard of the original Smart Bear Software, the peer code review company that makes Code Collaborator. They are now a part of the new SmartBear, which also includes Pragmatic Software’s SoftwarePlanner development and test management tool.

How will this benefit our users?

For one, our community of users has grown to more than 75,000 software developers and testers with the formation of the new company. We look forward to helping you take advantage of this much larger SmartBear community for expert advice, more support, knowledge sharing and of course improved software quality. Keep an eye out as we start to share tips and tricks, white papers, and other best practices that we hope will help you produce better software.

The combined company is also much better equipped to push product development forward. We are already working on a bunch of new ideas that will not only make it easier for our products to work together, but also put great new functionality in the hands of our users. Stay tuned – you will hear much more from us about automated testing, test management, code review, performance profiling, and development management.

Why did we change our name?

As AutomatedQA, Smart Bear Software and Pragmatic Software worked together to become one company, we had to select a name that we felt reflected our brand values: to be community-focused and offer innovative tools that are highly functional and at the same time actually affordable.

Now that we have tools that support the immediate needs of both developers and testers, we needed a name that wasn’t tied to one particular type of product. So we and our sister companies chose the name of one of our very successful existing brands to represent us all going forward. We also think the name is a lot more fun and interesting than using two or three letter acronyms. We hope you like our decision!

Here’s the new logo:

SmartBear Software

What do you think? It’s just a few minor adjustments of the original Smart Bear logo, which we thought was pretty cool to begin with.

Visit our existing Community page to learn how you can follow us and communicate and share with one another as we continue to add to our products, enhance our web site, and grow our community involvement.

If you want more details regarding the announcement, click here, and stay tuned for some exciting product news in the days and weeks ahead.

Are you curious about all the other tools that are now part of the SmartBear family? Ever needed to increase your test coverage or find those annoying performance issues or memory leaks? Or even find issues before they become bugs through fast and pain-free code review?

Then check out any of our tools for free (and tell your friends!):

What’s your take on the New SmartBear? Let us know, leave us a comment, Tweet us or drop us a line.


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