Benefits and Results
The Project Director’s team, consisting of approximately 40 software developers and testers, creates and runs the API functional tests in SoapUI Pro and then uses LoadUI Pro to test the load performance that each API can handle. With thousands of end-user customers accessing the applications 24x7 from across Europe, the team needs to create and run thousands of test cases. Keeping the APIs running is critical for commerce across the continent.
In addition to helping the agency ensure APIs deliver optimal performance, another key benefit of the SoapUI/LoadUI combination that the Project Manager points to is the adoption of the tools by his developers and testers. Both tools are easy to work with, so the team uses them more often, and this increases the efficiency of the API testing processes.
“We can build and run tests much faster,” the Project Manager points out. “We also do not have to go through a lot of training, nor do we need to review much of the documentation to pick the tools up. SoapUI and LoadUI are both very user-friendly, well-know by the testing community, and easy to understand for new users. This saves us lot of training time.”
The Project Manager also adds that SoapUI and LoadUI save a lot of time by automating the creation of the service tests. His team can script the creation of the first version of service tests and then adapt them manually afterwards, if needed. This is key because the larger applications managed by the team require thousands of API tests.
“We don’t want our developers wasting time by clicking on the same button one-thousand times to create manual tests,” the Project Director points out. “The ability to script and automate test cases is a big advantage.”
Thanks to SmartBear SoapUI and LoadUI, the agency now has an efficient, automated service and performance testing process for its application APIs. “This helps us make sure our applications perform as they should for end users,” the Project Manager concludes. “And that in turn helps our customers transact more business as they import and export goods all across Europe.”
- Identify new tools for testing API functions and the load that APIs can handle.
- Provide easy access to the tools for remote developers and testers.
- Enable testers to create test scripts quickly.
- Deploy testing solutions that require little training.
SmartBear SoapUI Pro and LoadUI Pro
- Offers functional and load testing capabilities for REST, SOAP and other API protocols.
- Features extensibility to integrate with other software development tools.
- Provides clear documentation and easy installation to accelerate set-up.
- Reduces time to deploy high-performance web services.
- Creates automated API service and performance testing process.
- Streamlines creation of thousands of test cases to keep APIs running smoothly.
- Helps ensure APIs deliver optimal performance.
- Facilitates end-user adoption to increase usage and accelerate API testing.
- Enables developers to script the creation of service tests and adapt manually, if needed.
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