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SmartBear Acquires Pactflow in Defining Next Generation API Development Platform
Acquisition of Pactflow contract testing platform to ensure standardization and governance for APIs and microservices as SmartBear defines API dev lifecycle
The addition of Pactflow and its companion open source project, Pact (https://pact.io/)
"We are thrilled to add Pactflow and open source software, Pact, to the SmartBear API Development Platform, providing developers with a critical emerging capability to speed up API development and deliver high-quality services," said Frank Roe, CEO of SmartBear. "As organizations move quickly to digitally transform, SmartBear, with the addition of Pactflow, will drive even greater value to our customers, ensuring we continue to meet organizations wherever they are in their software development and API journey."
"We could not be more excited to join the SmartBear team," said Matt Fellows, co-founder of Pactflow. "There is a great synergy with the multi-protocol approach SmartBear has taken with their API tools and Pactflow's contract testing, especially where customers are driving for more integrity in their microservices architectures. This, coupled with our joint commitment to open source, positions SmartBear and Pactflow customers well for the future."
Thousands of teams use SmartBear API lifecycle solutions to manage and bring high-quality applications to market faster. The addition of Pactflow to the SmartBear API Developer Platform builds on the growing utilization of SwaggerHub, Swagger OSS, and ReadyAPI, providing developers with a common UX to design or discover existing APIs, standardize, virtualize, and test, regardless of protocol.
The next-generation platform will be closely tailored to developer workflows, adding efficiencies while simultaneously allowing greater standardization and governance. The offering will initially integrate the company's existing API developer toolkit while rapidly extending capabilities to comprehensively support and enhance deliverables and handoffs across the API lifecycle.
For more information on SmartBear and its API Lifecycle Management solutions, visit: https://smartbear.com/
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