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API Experts from SmartBear Present at APIDays Paris

SmartBear’s Ole Lensmar and Ron Ratovsky Presenting at APIDays – December 13-14, 2016 – Paris
SOMERVILLE, Mass. and PARIS — December 13, 2016 —

Ole Lensmar, CTO at SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, is presenting, “API Testing with Code Libraries and Cucumber,” at APIDays Paris, taking place on Tuesday, December 13 – Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Paris. He is also presenting the workshop, “Creating an API on Amazon Lambda with Swagger Tools,” along with presenter, Ron Ratovsky, Swagger Developer Evangelist at SmartBear. More than 1,200 developers, architects and innovation managers are discussing the API and Microservice revolution at APIDays Paris.

WHAT & WHEN:       SmartBear at APIDays Paris:

  • “Creating an API on Amazon Lambda with Swagger Tools,” Presented by Ole Lensmar and Ron Ratovsky – Tuesday, December 13 – 2:00 p.m. CET
  •  “API Testing with Code Libraries and Cucumber,” Presented by Ole Lensmar – Tuesday, December 13 – 5:25 p.m. CET

WHERE:         Tapis Rouge, 67 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010, Paris, France

BDD with Cucumber is gaining in popularity as it allows the expression of requirements using a custom domain-specific language that can be executed as tests to validate actual implementations. APIs, in particular, seem to have a lot to gain from this approach as they are often technical in nature. It seems that a correctly performed Cucumber implementation should allow increasingly non-technical stakeholders to participate in defining the requirements for an API’s behavior and functionality. Ole Lensmar discusses how non-technical Cucumber vocabularies can be made to describe something as inherently technical as APIs. He also shares how the usage of Cucumber scales as the complexity of an API increases and how standards like Swagger make Cucumber testing even more intuitive.

Prior to SmartBear, Ole co-founded Eviware Software, acquired by SmartBear in 2011, and also co-founded base8, an XML oriented consulting company in 1996, acquired by the publicly traded Mogul in 1998. Ole worked as CTO, product owner and lead evangelist for Mogul’s software portfolio, including an XML based CMS and a high performance search engine. At Eviware Software, Ole created SoapUI, the most used open source testing tool in the world with five million downloads and one million active users. Follow him on Twitter @olensmar.


Ron Ratovsky is an experienced development leader with extensive hands-on experience, focused on Java-based projects. Prior to working with Swagger, he was Vice President, R&D for Foresight Prudence. He was Platform Team Leader for VidMind and Software Architect for Correlsense. He held various software development positions with Israel Defense Forces for more than eight years. Follow Ron on Twitter @webron.


SmartBear delivers a complete suite of API readiness tools with the Ready API platform, a unified set of graphical and code-based testing tools that includes Secure Pro for dynamic API security testing, SoapUI NG Pro for functional testing, LoadUI NG Pro for load testing, ServiceV Pro for API service virtualization and TestServer for Continuous Integration environments. For more information, visit: and follow @ready_api on Twitter.


SmartBear provides tools and services for every phase of the API lifecycle from design and development to deployment and retirement. SwaggerHub, an integrated API development platform, allows teams to drive consistency and discipline across the development and management phases of the API. The Ready API family of tools focuses on the testing phase and enables the delivery of high quality APIs with AlertSite constantly checking your deployed services for consistency with live, real-time monitoring. With full API lifecycle support and being the sponsor of two of the biggest open source API projects, Swagger and SoapUI, SmartBear is API Ready.

For more information on APIDays Paris, visit:

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:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

Contact: Tracy Wemett, BroadPR

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