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SmartBear Presents on API Performance Testing, Demonstrates SoapUI Plugins at API Strategy & Practice Chicago

SmartBear Plans Major API Product Announcement at API Strategy & Practice – September 24-26, 2014 – Chicago
Beverly, MASS — September 17, 2014 —

Ole Lensmar, Chief Technology Officer at SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, and Paul Bruce, Performance Engineer at SmartBear are presenting at API Strategy & Practice, Wednesday, September 24 – Friday, September 26, 2014 in Chicago. SmartBear also is broadcasting live from API Strategy Chicago, making a major API product announcement on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. CDT: .

WHAT: SmartBear at API Strategy & Practice – Chicago:

  • Ole Lensmar Presenting the Workshop, “Building Plugins for SoapUI Pro,” – Wednesday, September 24 – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. CDT
  • Paul Bruce Presenting, “Your API’s Performance is a Feature, not a Test!”– Friday, September 26 – 2:15 p.m. CDT
  • Live Broadcast – Major API Product Announcement from SmartBear – Wednesday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. CDT
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Chicago, D151 East Wacker Drive - Chicago, Illinois

SoapUI is the premier API discovery and testing tool with over one million users and extensive support for both legacy and the latest API technologies (including Swagger, RAML and API Blueprint). The latest release includes an improved plugin mechanism that allows you to create plugins for any API-related functionality. In Ole Lensmar’s workshop, he demonstrates how easy it is to build plugins targeting the SoapUI Pro API developer and tester community. Ole is the co-founder of eviware software, which joined forces with SmartBear in 2011, and the creator of SoapUI, the most used API testing tool in the world. He speaks frequently on the importance of API testing and other related topics. Follow Ole on Twitter @olensmar.

Paul Bruce examines the most critical reasons for performance testing, what happens when APIs don’t perform well and provides guidance on how to be sure your APIs are set to succeed. As critical as they are, APIs often don't get the testing and monitoring attention they need. His talk is part of the Testing Session, covering best practices on building rock solid test environments for your API. Paul is a web performance and scalability engineer at SmartBear. With 15+ years of software development experience, he focuses on end-to-end web performance optimization, load testing, production service deployment and operations monitoring. He frequently blogs at: Follow him on Twitter @paulsbruce.

SmartBear is a Silver Sponsor of API Strategy & Practice Chicago. For more information on the event, visit:

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. A free version is available as an open source application. For the latest updates, follow @soapui on Twitter or for more information, including a free trial, visit:



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:, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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