SoapUI News

Are you Ready?

Oct 14 - 2014 14:14

New UX and New tools

Honestly, SoapUI needed a UI overhaul a long time ago.

When I became PO for SoapUI 1.5 years ago, the first thing I wanted to do was repackage the overcrowded UI. As I was new to SoapUI I found many points where redesign was needed. But other important stuff had to happen first - better support for REST, OAuth 2, REST Discovery and other major improvements. Which we did in SoapUI 4.6 and 5.0.

But now, finally, we've done it! We are releasing Ready!API today, which is a completely new user experience.

The UI has been "rebuilt from the ground up"*, and it is the first part of our journey towards delivering a complete end-to-end API quality enhancement tool, ultimately covering all aspects of API Platform testing.

Try it - you'll like it!

Give it a shot here - and you will discover how easy it is to switch between different aspects of testing your API. Go from functional testing to load testing, security testing and enjoy the totally new ServiceV - Service Virtualization made simple!

New development teams FTW!

And, last but not least, I'm really, really impressed by the development teams now spread over the world, from US to Sweden to Russia. The teams have been working very hard the last months, cooperating across time zones and getting great stuff done.



Have fun testing! Be Ready! /Matti Hjelm Product Owner SoapUI



*as any fruit-related company would say.

SoapUI NG Pro

Oct 15 - 2014 14:13

SoapUI NG Pro - new features for SoapUI Pro users

SoapUI NG Pro is the latest version of SoapUI Pro, embedded in our new Ready! API Platform.

It is based on the core of SoapUI, so you can continue to use existing SoapUI Projects, using your current SoapUI Pro license.

Load testing and Security testing has been extracted to its own tools, making them easier to find, while Mocking has been replaced by the more advanced ServiceV tool.

 

Most wanted features added

Earlier we asked you, our users, to vote for new features to be added in SoapUI.

So in SoapUI Pro 5.0 we added REST Discovery, one of the most wanted features.

In SoapUI Pro 5.1 we improved the Plugin framework, also a highly requested feature.

Continuing to complete items on the requests list, in SoapUI NG Pro 1.0 we added Groovy Code completion and new test step types like Send Mail, XML-RPC, and Wait for file. REST Discovery now also supports https based recording using external clients.

There is also a number of bug fixes. For the complete list of new features and bug fixes, check the release notes here:

SoapUI NG Pro Release Notes

 

In the works

The upcoming version of SoapUI NG Pro will add more OAuth 2 flows and easier to use Data Sources. Expect it in a few weeks.

/Matti Hjelm, PO Soa

Open Source is back!

Mar 11 - 2015 09:00

Open Source is back!

A long-awaited return - SoapUI Open Source 

Since last year most of our development efforts have been focused on transforming SoapUI Pro into SoapUI NG Pro within the Ready!API family, and SoapUI Open Source had to take a back seat for a while. 

But after several successful releases of Ready! API we can now start to turn up the heat on the Open Source front as well. As a first step we are very happy to release the 5.1.2 version of SoapUI Open Source today!

A bright future - more Open Source

After this return to form, you can expect more versions with new features to appear in the coming months. As always, do not hesitate to let us know what you feel should be improved. Let us know!
 
One easy way to give us guidance is to allow SoapUI to send anonymous usage data. That way we can learn more about how SoapUI is used. 

Also don't miss the upcoming user survey, soon in your email inbox. Join in to get a chance to win a cool T-shirt! 

An important team member - you

As you are the reason we are doing all this, we want to continue to improve and expand the dialog with you, all our Open Source users. Please come and engage in the community forums at http://community.smartbear.com/, or sign up for information updates and to get invites to user hangouts.

Happy testing,
Matti Hjelm, Product Owner SoapUI