SmartBear Eases API Building, Testing With New Tools
SmartBear announced new technology to help developers build and test APIs. The company also released results of its 2016 API survey.SmartBear Software, a provider of software quality tools for developers, this week announced new API testing and building solutions that enable developers to find bugs faster and to simplify API design. SmartBear's new Ready! API TestServer is an automated API testing solution aimed at Agile and DevOps teams that are tasked with turning out new software faster. The emergence and growth of the API economy, where businesses are using and sharing APIs to put together applications more quickly, calls for new solutions. Despite the faster pace of development, enterprises cannot skimp on quality. "APIs have become a fundamental building block to many new technologies—Web, mobile, Internet of things, enterprise integration, big data and more," Paul Bruce, API product marketing manager at SmartBear, told eWEEK. "It is critical that they are designed and built quickly and as defect-free as possible, which is why we provide SwaggerHub and Ready! API to an increasingly mixed audience of developers and professional testing engineers." SmartBear's Ready! API TestServer enables developers to build and execute tests to validate APIs. And they can use tools they are comfortable with to create test "recipes" that can be used for testing after each build, Bruce said.