SmartBear Advances Load Testing for Web Services and APIs

Server monitoring in new loadUI Pro helps testers pinpoint server-side problems under scale.

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SmartBear Software has introduced loadUI Pro and upgraded soapUI, providing software testers with an integrated toolset to improve the quality of Web Services and API source code developed for desktop, cloud, mobile, and Web applications.

LoadUI Pro is the first commercially available version of the popular open source Web services load-testing tool. SoapUI 4.5, a popular open source functional-testing solution used by more than 800,000 testers worldwide to ensure the quality of their APIs and Web services, is also now more tightly integrated with loadUI.

Today’s software applications have become a complex composition of internally and externally sourced Web services and API protocols that must be flexible enough to scale and grow yet robust enough to perform under load. To ensure their quality, it is critical to conduct meticulous functional and load testing during pre-deployment to identify and resolve problems early, as well as continuous monitoring and regression testing post-deployment to ensure ongoing quality of service and availability.

LoadUI Pro offers a rich user experience and enterprise-ready load test environment that generates scalable, high-volume, real-world load from any number of local and remote computers. Now featuring server monitoring, loadUI Pro lets testers monitor the performance of Web services and APIs under load so they can assess the impact on CPU and RAM usage, database performance, and resource utilization and identify the root causes of bottlenecks anywhere in the server stack.

SoapUI 4.5 provides new features to improve the overall quality and management of testing projects. New test debugging helps users streamline test creation, improved assertion simplifies the test validation process, and multi-environment support enables quick changes between test environments. The new test-on-demand feature enables users to extend testing beyond the desktop and network by running tests from two external locations in SmartBear’s monitoring cloud for free. Additionally, soapUI 4.5 provides an improved experience for Mac users and addresses several Mac OS X issues.

Free, a 14-day trial of loadUI Pro is available here and for soapUI Pro here. Additional information is available at www.smartbear.com.