For a few years now, Smart Bear Software has officially been part of AutomatedQA (best known for TestComplete for automated testing and AQtime for performance profiling). And last fall, AutomatedQA bought Pragmatic Software, makers of SoftwarePlanner for development and test management.
Now we are truly uniting the three companies. The new company will be known as SmartBear Software. While our name has changed slightly to SmartBear Software (SmartBear being one word now), we can assure you that our commitment to providing you with powerful, easy-to-use software remains unwavering.
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. And SmartBear is a great name! So we chose the name SmartBear Software to represent us all going forward. We hope you like our decision!
Here’s the new logo:
What do you think? Just a few minor adjustments to the original Smart Bear logo, which we thought was pretty cool to begin with, if we do say so ourselves.
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 a part of the SmartBear family? Have you ever needed to better manage your manual tests? Or communicate in an organized way with a development team about requirements and issues? Or even find performance problems and bottlenecks within your applications without modifying the source code?
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 a comment, tweet us, or drop us a line.