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Free LoadUIWeb from SmartBear Gets Thumbs Up from Users for Simplicity, Comprehensiveness

New eBook Highlights How Free LoadUIWeb and LoadUI Support Quality Software Development for SoapUI Community and Other Developers
Beverly, Mass. — August 01, 2013 — The suite of free LoadUIWeb and LoadUI by SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide, is successfully addressing Web application and API load testing issues for users. The company has also released a new eBook highlighting the advantages of SmartBear’s dual approach to load testing at both client and server levels for the more than one million developers in the SoapUI open source community.
“I've seen a lot of people try and bundle all the different client side and server side components into the same test at the same time, which is not only very complicated, but adds little to no value,” said Scott Barber, Chief Technologist, President and CEO at PerfTestPlus, Inc. “If you simply treat the client side and the server side separately, you can keep up with and even exceed the market standard.”
Developers noted how LoadUIWeb and LoadUI, with more than 65,000 downloads combined, are changing the way Web applications, Web services and APIs are being developed and tested. LoadUIWeb, launched earlier this year, offers a wizard-based tool that allows developers to simulate real user activity for a large number of virtual users and goes beyond pinging websites.
“Mr. Barber’s comments validate our approach,” said Mike Punsky, Product Manager, Performance Tools at SmartBear. “The market is filled with tools that promise a lot and deliver less, and come at a huge price tag. Our investment into the development community by making these free tools available is garnering returns in the form of improvements to software quality and, in some cases, even a rethinking of development approaches.”
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The company has just released a new eBook entitled, Test Strategist’s Guide to Load Testing API Web Apps. This 10-page eBook discusses how Web-based applications that are integrated with APIs call for new ways of thinking about how we approach load testing and how free tools like LoadUIWeb and LoadUI are responding to that need. Complete with insightful thoughts, candid remarks and a huge dose of reality, the eBook offers a must-have tool for software developers. It also features scenarios and examples to help readers to quickly understand key concepts and thoughts. The community-focused initiative offers both a guide and a reference for those looking to build quality software in a highly-competitive and demanding market. To download and read the free eBook, visit:
About SmartBear Freeware Initiative
SmartBear Software understands that not all software is created equal. Quality software is often the result of development and testing focused on quality. In an effort to stomp out poor quality software and empower developers with the tools they need, SmartBear has made a robust offering of software testing tools available for free. Go develop [and test] quality software today at:


About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than four million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations 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: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

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