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Press Release

SmartBear Partners with Apiary to Deliver API Blueprint Plug-In

New Plug-In Allows SoapUI Pro Users to Import and Export API Blueprint Service Descriptions.
BEVERLY, Mass. — August 12, 2014 —

SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, released a new plug-in for SoapUI Pro that provides support for Apiary’s API Blueprint service descriptions within the tool.

Apiary, designers of API Blueprint and the Apiary API Design toolchain, is committed to providing API providers with all the tools necessary to build beautiful APIs. The goal is to enable parallel API development through better collaboration and documentation rather than rely on the traditional models used by most teams today. SmartBear, makers of SoapUI Pro, shares the same goal by providing developers and testers common tooling to test mock services and APIs. The marriage of these technologies provides even more power for teams to collaborate and communicate while building their APIs.

API service descriptions have become vital to organizations that collaborate across teams and with partners during the design phase of an API. Having the ability to easily understand and iterate over the initial design means API providers can release more stable APIs that better meet the needs of their consumers. Likewise, consumers benefit from having human-readable API descriptions because they can more easily integrate with the API.

“SoapUI has a long history and powerful feature-set targeted at API testing and virtualization, and it's an ideal match to our industry-leading API Design toolchain,” said Jakub Nesetril, Founder and CEO of Apiary. “SoapUI also supports several other older formats like WSDL and WADL, and the resulting inter-operability now eases the transition to modern collaborative design approach using API Blueprint. We are excited about the opportunities for API developers.”

SoapUI Pro’s new plug-in architecture makes extending the tool fast and easy. The simplified plug-in framework uses annotation-based extension points instead of XML configuration files and provides automatic installation of any third-party dependencies. SoapUI Pro offers a plug-in browser so SoapUI Pro users are able to find and install plug-ins quickly and easily. The new API Blueprint plug-in was released on August 6, 2014 and is available for all SoapUI Pro users through this browser.

“API Blueprint is a key player in the API specification and documentation domain and we're extremely excited to open SoapUI Pro to its users and make API testing and virtualization a natural ingredient of their API development and integration processes,” said Ole Lensmar, CTO of SmartBear.

Recently awarded the top honor of Dr. Dobb’s Jolt Award in the Best Testing Tools category, SoapUI Pro 5.1 is immediately available for download at http://www.smartbear.com/SoapUI Pro.

About Apiary
Apiary Inc. is a Heavybit company, headquartered in San Francisco with engineering operations in Prague, Czech Republic. It was founded by Jakub Nesetril and Jan Moravec, and opened a public beta of its innovative API design platform at end of 2012. To date Apiary has gathered over 25,000 APIs, making it the largest collection of APIs worldwide. For more information, visit apiary.io or follow on Twitter at @apiaryio.

About SoapUI Pro
SoapUI Pro by SmartBear is the most used API testing tool in the world with over six million downloads and is loaded with advanced technologies and features not found in other test tools. For the latest updates, follow @soapui on Twitter or for more information, including a free trial, visit: http://www.smartbear.com/soapui.

 

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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