Misbehaving APIs to Be Exposed by Market-Defining, Free Tool by SmartBear

New AlertSite for API Monitoring by SmartBear Empowers SoapUI Community to Monitor Both SOAP and REST APIs While Enabling Tests to Be Reused for Monitoring

Beverly, Mass. – April 23, 2013 –SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide,­ is offering the SoapUI open source community and other developers the ability to root out APIs that affect software quality with AlertSite for API Monitoring. Featuring SoapUI benefits, enterprise-class API monitoring capabilities and an intuitive user interface, the free tool enables both developers and end users to easily monitor SOAP and REST APIs with a single solution. In addition, the new tool enables the SoapUI community to reuse tests for deep API monitoring in production in a few clicks.

“With so many software applications using APIs as their foundation, it’s important to monitor API performance post-deployment so that users can head off any issues before they have a negative impact,” said Kin Lane, API Evangelist. “AlertSite for API Monitoring leverages the power of SoapUI to create monitors for both SOAP and REST APIs, allowing users to reuse SoapUI projects to build production monitors--for free.”

In addition to the ability to monitor both SOAP and REST APIs, AlertSite for API Monitoring offers a powerful solution for API developers concerned about third-party APIs that compromise application performance. For software users and the operational teams, the free offering provides immediate visibility on whether infrastructure upgrades and changes to third-party APIs are affecting application stability.

The SoapUI community gains an immediate advantage with AlertSite for API Monitoring by quickly reusing tests for API monitoring in a production environment with just a few clicks. It eliminates the need to invest precious resources on developing new monitoring scripts by re-purposing test efforts.

AlertSite for API Monitoring also continues SmartBear’s commitment to offer standalone, fully-featured tools to drive product leadership and innovation through quality software development for free. This robust solution, designed and built by the AlertSite development team, is the second offering in a month that eliminates the two main barriers that affect quality software development – escalating costs and complex user interfaces – while helping to elevate quality software development.

“APIs are the glue that holds components and applications together, and AlertSite for API Monitoring aims to ensure that this glue continues to stick,” said Lorinda Brandon, Director, Strategy at SmartBear. “It also continues our vision to help developers, especially the one million users in the SoapUI community, to create great, quality software while empowering the user community to easily monitor their API environment.”

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