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TMCNet:  Accelerate Development and Testing with New JDBC Virtualization in ServiceV Pro

[May 16, 2017]

Accelerate Development and Testing with New JDBC Virtualization in ServiceV Pro

SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, announced ServiceV Pro 2.0, the latest version of the popular service virtualization product. The new version of ServiceV Pro introduces Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Virtualization to speed development and testing by reducing dependencies on relational databases that are often unavailable, hard to reach or belong to a third party. Development of modern applications often requires access to several resources including database environments. Due to the complexity and costs of setting up, maintaining and synchronizing these databases, it's often difficult for teams to have continuous access to data transactions during all phases of the development and testing cycle.

JDBC Virtualization in ServiceV Pro enables software development to continue unabated, irrespective of the state or availability of the underlying database. The JDBC transactions can be recorded easily through an intuitive user interface, and in case the database is unavailable for any reason, the responses can be replayed and customized in the virtualized environment. With the addition of JDBC virtualization, another popular protocol joins existing HTTP, REST, SOAP and JMS protocol support in ServiceV Pro.

"A common challenge that we hear from our customers is that database environments are often hard to maintain for testing and development purposes," said Gail Shlansky, Director of Products, API Readiness at SmartBear. "With the latest release of ServiceV Pro, database transactions can be recorded and then replayed as a virtual service with a few clicks, resulting in faster development along with consistent testing."

Along with the new JDBC Virtualization capability, SmartBear has also introduced an enhanced version of VirtServer, which is an add-on to ServiceV Pro that enables sharing virtual services on the network or in the cloud. The enhancement makes it easier to manage shared virtual services through a new, intuitive web-based user interface and also provides a detailed audit log of the virtual service activity. This provides administrators with a holistic view of their deployed virtual services and enables them to manage these services through a simple point-and-click interface. Administrators can now better manage, monitor and track the shared virtual services.

ServiceV Pro is the industry leading service virtualization tool that enables developers and testers to reduce dependencies on third party services. ServiceV Pro is a part of the SmartBear�Ready! API suite of API testing tools, which also includes SoapUI Pro,�LoadUI NG Pro, VirtServer and�TestServer. The tools in the Ready! API suite enable functional, security and performance testing of APIs along with service virtualization. Follow @ready_api on Twitter (News - Alert).

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About SmartBear Software
Supporting more than five million software professionals and over 20,000 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: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

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