By now you may have seen the news that Sauce Labs has acquired API Fortress, a leading provider of modern API testing solutions for agile and DevOps teams. This is an exciting milestone for us, and we are thrilled to welcome the capable API Fortress team into the Sauce Labs team! Here, I’d like to go into a bit more depth on why we did this acquisition and what this will mean for our customers.
First of all, API testing is a need our customers have. They must be able to test API endpoints quickly and easily. Adding API Fortress to our product lineup means we will be able to offer customers a richer and more complete continuous testing experience that includes API testing, visual end-to-end testing, and front-end performance testing to go along with the functional UI testing that Sauce Labs is already known for.
Second, this acquisition allows us to further our goal of investing in the developer community. We talk a lot about how quality is everyone’s responsibility, not just QA—and adding API Fortress means we have more resources that help facilitate collaboration between testers and developers.
In fact, the combination of Sauce Labs and API Fortress will make life significantly easier for developers and help make them more productive as they build modern API-driven applications. With API Fortress as part of the Sauce Labs capability set, developers will know much more quickly if and when a broken endpoint is responsible for a failed test. This insight will in turn enable them to spend less time searching for the cause of failed tests—and more time doing what they do best.
We’ll keep you posted on our progress as we begin the integration and collaboration with the API Fortress team. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this acquisition or any of our testing offerings, please contact your existing Sauce Labs Account Manager, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.