SmartBear Software

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SmartBear Software
IndustryComputer software
FoundedTexas (2003)
HeadquartersBeverly, MA
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SmartBear Software
IndustryComputer software
FoundedTexas (2003)
HeadquartersBeverly, MA

SmartBear Software is a software company which provides tools for software developers, quality assurance engineers and IT professionals. SmartBear Software is the unification of AutomatedQA, the original Smart Bear Software and Pragmatic Software.[1][2]


Currently, SmartBear provides code review, automated testing, performance profiling and development management tools. These include:

Collaborator – a peer code review tool that allows development teams to automate the manual process of code reviews with lightweight code collaboration. Collaborator gathers up files from version control, makes them available to reviewers, tracks conversations and defects on each line of code, and automatically collects metrics for reporting. Collaborator was awarded the Jolt Product Excellence Award in 2008.[3] Collaborator has been incorporated by organizations into their code review processes and has been documented by AMD having fairly positive results.[4]

AutomatedQA TestComplete – an automated testing tool for Windows GUI testing, functional testing, regression testing, web testing, distributed testing, data-driven testing, manual testing and more. AutomatedQA TestComplete has won numerous awards, including the 2010 Jolt Product Excellence Award.[5]

Additional tools for TestComplete: TestExecute and TestRecorder.

LoadUIWeb Pro (previously known as LoadComplete)- a load testing tool for Web applications. LoadUIWeb Pro supports different application types and technologies, including Rich Internet Applications (Adobe Flash and Flex, AJAX, and Microsoft Silverlight).

ALMComplete (previously known as SoftwarePlanner) – a development and test management tool with capabilities to manage the software development lifecycle with requirements management, test case management, defect and project management from a single web-based interface. SoftwarePlanner has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Testers Choice Award for Best Commercial Test/Performance Solution, and the 2008 Jolt Award Finalist for Best Project Management Tool.

DevComplete - a project management, requirements management, and defect tracking tool. DevComplete helps development teams organize, manage, and track project tasks and their artifacts throughout an Agile or Waterfall software development lifecycle. DevComplete increases team visibility, tracks project progress, burn downs, slipping tasks, and variances through an array of reports and dashboards. DevComplete gives project managers a tool to create project plans and decompose requirements into project tasks and deliverables. Teams can easily track daily project status, organize and track requirements, and link any defects discovered back to the original requirement and project task providing end-to-end traceability.

QAComplete - a test case management, requirements management and defect tracking tool. QAComplete enables QA teams to prioritize key test functions, re-use test libraries, account for risk, plan for coverage, and control test execution throughout a Waterfall or Agile development lifecycle. QAComplete enhances team visibility and collaboration while reducing the need to create new test cases. QAComplete enables comprehensive test planning and test execution coverage, and provides the ability for development teams to collaborate, track project progress and report on requirements, test cases and defects. Teams can organize and track requirements, and link any defects discovered back to the original requirement and test case providing end-to-end traceability.

Both DevComplete and QAComplete originate from ALMComplete and are based on the same single, Web-based platform.

AutomatedQA AQtime - a performance profiling tool to report on how programs perform during execution for .NET and Windows applications. Details all performance issues, memory leaks and resource leaks within source code.AQtime has won numerous awards, including a 16th Annual Jolt Productivity Award.

Automated BuildStudio – a build and release management tool to automate build, deployment, quality assurance and release processes in .NET, Java or Windows. Works within Microsoft Visual Studio.

Free Software Quality Tools[edit]

LoadUIWeb - a new free tool for load testing, stress and performance testing of websites and web applications, released in April 2013.[6]

QAPlanner offers online, enterprise-class, test management capabilities for QA Leads and Testers to plan their test effort, manage, organize and re-use their manual test library, and review manual test run results from release to release to help diagnose software quality. Sophisticated reports and dashboards help guide process improvement for testing teams.

DevPlanner offers on-line, enterprise-class, project management capabilities for Project Managers, Team Leads or ScrumMasters to create a project plan and assign project tasks to their team, track progress, resource availability and analyze team variances. Team members can manage their tasks, log hours worked and time remaining to help predict release production readiness. Rich reports and dashboards include dynamic project plan burn down, plan velocity, resource availability, slipping tasks reports and more to better understand project progress. Teams can also easily import or export Microsoft Project plans.


SmartBear has published articles and presented talks through secondary media outlets on peer code review advice.[7][8]

As part of its marketing campaign and peer code review promotion, SmartBear offers a free book entitled "Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review" written by Jason Cohen, Smart Bear's founder. The book includes arguments for the use of peer code review, advice, and case studies and has been referenced by independent writers and software engineers.[9][10]


  1. ^ by: (2010-07-30). "News Releases - SmartBear Software > SmartBear Software, AutomatedQA and Pragmatic Software Merge". Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ By Dr. Dobb's Journal, July 19, 2010 (2010-07-19). "Developer Tool Vendors Team Up; Unique 3-Way Merger | Dr Dobb's". Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  3. ^ By Dr. Dobb's Journal, May 07, 2008 (2008-05-07). "Winners of the 18th Jolt Product Excellence Awards & Recipients of the Jolt Productivity Awards | Dr Dobb's". Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
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  5. ^ Riley, Mike (2010-12-01). "Jolt Product Excellence Award: Testing and Debugging | Dr Dobb's". Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Free WebLoadUI Offers Unfair Advantage to SmartBear’s SoapUI Open Source Community and Other Developers". Business Wire. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  7. ^ "Better Software - November/December 2009". Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  8. ^ "Perforce | Video: Peer Code Review with Perforce". Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  9. ^ "Skip bugging to speed delivery". Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  10. ^ "It’s Time for Your Review - SD Times: Software Development News". SD Times. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 

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