API Fortress Eyes Continuous Testing
October 26, 2018
Fortress detailed a new command-line tooling to help developers and
engineers design, reuse, and automate functional API testing without
disrupting their existing workflows and version control.
API Fortress offers a flexible platform that can be deployed in the
cloud or on-premises. With new tooling that further extends API
Fortress' ease-of-use and flexibility, companies can streamline
development and reduce the risk of software defects. That's why
thousands of enterprise customers that must keep their APIs consistently
reliable, safe and creative rely on API Fortress to implement API
testing earlier ("shift left") in their high-powered CI/CD pipelines.
Pezzano, CTO at API Fortress, explains: "According to the National
Institute of Standards and Technology, most software defects are
introduced early in the software development lifecycle. That very
expensive truth is at the core of why API Fortress exists... to align QA
testers with developers at the start of software development. No silos.
Right away, this helps to eliminate QA backlogs, which cost more than a
spike in tech debt. Some estimates put software defects at almost $2
trillion in losses in the U.S. alone. The longer developers put off
end-to-end testing in the lifecycle, the more expensive and difficult it
is to fix bugs."
Patrick Poulin, CEO at API Fortress, adds: "As more organizations turn
to multi-cloud architectures and embrace REST, SOAP and GraphQL APIs to
modernize their apps, it is only becoming more challenging to introduce
API testing earlier in the lifecycle. Since day one, we've planned for
this. If change from waterfall to agile product development is too fast,
too complex, our platform helps companies mitigate growing pains. We're
ready out-of-box. Build via GUI or use your own IDE. Focus on what to
test, not how to test."