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Press Release

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

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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