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Load testing and Security testing has been extracted to its own tools, making them easier to find, while Mocking has been replaced by the more advanced ServiceV tool.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