Hiptest Sets the Standard for Software Team Collaboration with New Living Documentation

SmartBear Announces Hiptest Living Documentation Beta Program, Creating the Only Platform that Enables Both Business and Technical Team Members to Seamlessly Collaborate on Feature Definitions Directly from GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket

SOMERVILLE, Mass. Sept. 26, 2018 SmartBear, the leader in software quality tools for teams, announced the Hiptest Living Documentation beta program, setting a new standard for collaboration by creating the only platform that enables software teams to share feature files in an easy-to-use platform with a common support language by leveraging Behavior Driven Development (BDD). The living documentation capabilities in Hiptest are powered by seamless integrations with GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket – allowing BDD-enthusiasts to store their Gherkin features directly in a shared language for nontechnical and technical team members to communicate throughout the software development process without ambiguity.

Software teams today are comprised of many stakeholders from business analysts and product managers, to developers and QA testers, all playing critical roles in the success of building and delivering software. Many teams face challenges in bridging the communication gap between different stakeholders for not only supporting technical and nontechnical team members working together on defining requirements, but also when providing fast feedback from QA teams to developers. Many teams have tried to break down these barriers by shifting left and embracing BDD. Often times this means developers use Cucumber or SpecFlow while business analysts write their requirements independently. Now, with Hiptest Living Documentation, everyone can use a single, universal platform for communicating – which improves clarity when sharing information and providing feedback. Not only does this ensure all team members are working toward a common goal, but it also helps teams focus on delivering higher quality software, faster.

“A common challenge we hear in the market is the gap that exists between business stakeholders and developers,” said Laurent Py, co-founder of Hiptest. “Development teams want to be able to provide more visibility and transparency to business analysts and product managers by sharing feature files and acceptance criteria seamlessly from their code repository into a business readable documentation. The introduction of the new Living Documentation capabilities makes cross-team communication easy. Developers can share their feature files from their code repository with a few clicks, in an easy to understand language, so everyone involved on software teams can be on the same page from idea to production.”

The capabilities being introduced during the Living Documentation beta program represent the first of many steps forward in helping break down the silos between software development teams at every phase of the software development lifecycle. Those who join this beta program receive full access to Hiptest, which enables teams get to market faster, as well as being the first of an exclusive group to try new features that will continue to be released as a part of this beta.

To join the Hiptest Living Documentation beta program today, visit: www.hiptest.com/living-documentation.

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: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.


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