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SmartBear Software, leading provider of quality and performance management solutions used by more than one million software development and operations professionals worldwide, is stressing the importance of API testing in achieving overall software quality with the launch of its tool agnostic API Testing Dojo for API developers and testers to gather information about all things API, understand the domain, learn best practices and hone skills in the unique discipline. Located at http://www.soapui.org/Dojo, the all-encompassing free resource is a place to go for ‘A to Z’ information on APIs regardless of your testing tool of choice. With the evolution of the Web, the need for higher interconnectivity between apps is at an all-time high, and continues to grow at a rapid pace along with the use of APIs.

“Any software company knows the importance of testing, and the more our lives become intertwined with software enabled devices, the more important testing becomes in achieving overall software quality, decreasing the amount of bugs, and ultimately saving time, money and brand reputation,” said Matti Hjelm, Product Owner of SoapUI at SmartBear. “But testing APIs remains an obscure, undervalued and often misunderstood practice. The API Testing Dojo is a useful resource to anyone working with APIs regardless of the tools they use. Developers and testers can leverage the knowledge available on the API Testing Dojo across almost any testing tool to ultimately help improve overall software quality.”

The API Testing Dojo is organized into three sections – World of API Testing, Best Practices and Testing Katas, and covers everything from basic concepts like why test in the first place, to more advanced topics like how the DevOps trend affects quality and the QA professional, as well as the state of API security. Numerous resources are available at the site, including recommended software tools, blogs, conference and event listings, technical articles and more. The company expects this to become the gathering place for developers and testers to access important information all related to APIs testing.

SmartBear is the owner of SoapUI, the most used API testing tool in the world with over six million downloads in six years. The popular open source tool allows testers to rapidly create and execute automated functional, compliant APIs and load tests. For more information on SoapUI, including a free trial, visit: http://www.soapui.org.

For the API Testing Dojo, visit: http://www.soapui.org/Dojo.

About SmartBear Software

More than one million developers, testers and operations professionals use SmartBear software tools to ensure the quality and performance of their APIs, mobile, cloud-based and Web applications. With six million downloads and counting, SmartBear products are affordable, easy-to-use and ready for deployment. Free tools and plug-ins for automation and performance testing, code review and website monitoring are available for download on the website. Learn more about SmartBear, the company's award-winning tools or join the active user community at http://www.smartbear.com, on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @smartbear or Google+.

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