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SmartBear Presents on Virtualizing APIs for Better Application Testing at STARCANADA

SmartBear’s Lorinda Brandon Presents on API Failures at STARCANADA – Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Somerville, MA — Juni 24, 2015 —

Lorinda Brandon, Director of API Partner Development at SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, is presenting, “Virtualize APIs for Better Application Testing,” at STARCANADA on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
STARCANADA is produced by Software Quality Engineering (SQE)/TechWell, delivering training, support, research, and publications to software managers, developers, test professionals and quality engineers worldwide. SQE has been at the forefront of software quality improvement technology since 1986 and were instrumental in setting the stage for the software industry to view testing as a distinct discipline.
WHAT:           “Virtualize APIs for Better Application Testing,” Presented by SmartBear’s Lorinda Brandon at   STARCANADA
WHEN:           Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
WHERE:        Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada
In today’s interconnected world, APIs are the glue that allows software components, devices and applications to work together. Unfortunately, many testers do not have direct access to manipulate APIs during testing and must rely on either testing the API separately from the application or testing the API passively through functional application testing. Lorinda Brandon maintains that these approaches miss the most important kind of API testing―uncovering how your application deals with API constraints and failures. Lorinda describes common API failures—overloaded APIs, bad requests, unavailabilities and API timeouts—that negatively impact applications, and how application testers miss these scenarios, especially in third-party APIs. Lorinda discusses the importance of simulating API failures in Web and mobile application testing and identifies tools and technologies that help virtualize your APIs.
Lorinda Brandon has worked in various management roles in the high tech industry including customer service, quality assurance and engineering. She has built and led numerous successful technical teams at various companies, including RR Donnelley, EMC, Kayak Software, Exit41 and Intuit, among others. She specializes in rejuvenating product management, quality assurance and engineering teams by re-organizing and expanding staff and refining processes used within organizations. She is a strong advocate for women in IT, promoting the importance of closing the gender gap for upcoming generations. Follow her on Twitter @lindybrandon.
SmartBear’s API business began with the acquisition of Eviware Software in 2011, the creator of SoapUI, the most used API testing tool in the world. SoapUI is at the core of Ready API by SmartBear, the first fully integrated, extensible and affordable platform to help development, testing and operations teams deliver reliable, scalable and secure APIs. For more information on Ready API, visit: For updates, follow @ready_api on Twitter.
Earlier this year, SmartBear acquired the Swagger API open source project, the leading API description format used by developers in almost every modern programming language and deployment environment to design and deliver APIs that fuel IoT, microservices and mobile applications in the connected world. For information on Swagger, visit: Follow on Twitter @swaggerapi.
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About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle. For more information, visit:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

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