The first Software QA Automation platform for DevOps. Helping dev and QA teams test 10X to 100X faster and deliver applications with higher quality, performance and security.
Appvance is making customer success a significant priority with the addition of Harry Manley as the new vice president of customer experience. In this role he will work closely with customers to ensure they are maximizing their investment in Appvance UTP, the most comprehensive DevOps-driven software test automation platform in the industry.
Appvance has closed a $5 million round of venture capital funding led by Javelin Venture Partners to continue its mission to reinvent enterprise software and application testing with the world's first "DevOps-ready" software quality assurance solution.
Appvance, Inc., the leader in DevOps unified test automation, now offers a deep integration with AppDynamics. Developers, DevOps teams, IT and QA professionals can now gain deeper visibility into the full-stack performance of cloud, mobile and corporate applications. The rich feature set includes the ability to run functional, performance and load tests on applications with rapidly recorded use-cases, and dive into system, Java and .NET analytics, which AppDynamics captures and brings directly into the Appvance platform.
New release puts Appvance in a league of its own, APC2 is the only platform to offer the depth and breadth of features to meet the demands of today's serious tester.
Appvance, Inc., a leader in mobile/social app performance validation, announced it has closed its first ever outside round of financing. The $1.05M round was led by Staenberg Ventures, Social Internet Fund and FundersClub.
PushToTest Inc., maker of the world's most used app performance and validation platform, today announced it has become Appvance Inc. The company will continue to focus on helping enterprise customers improve app performance under stress and load.
One frequent excuse I hear is that the QA department has Mercury, which was renamed HP LoadRunner after the HP acquisition. The joke is that Selenium is the cure for Mercury poisoning, but it's no joke. LoadRunner is one of those solutions that would be really good if you could figure out how to use it and could get it to do what it claims to do without buying 10 times more hardware than it says it need. You'll never get it to do an adequate job of load testing for an amount of money that even a cash-flush organization would be unwilling to spend. There are adequate alternatives to LoadRunner. One of my favorites is Push-to-Test Testmaker. It's open source (GPL), and you can tie the same Selenium tests you do for automated functional testing into load test scripts. It allows you to parameterize the user fields from a CSV file or database so that you can simulate adequate unique users under a comprehensive set of scenarios.
PushToTest Inc. acquired the assets of a 10-year-old open source project called TestMaker in 2012, then rolled out a more advanced commercial version that tests whether Web and mobile apps are ready for release. PushToTest offers its cloud-based validation platform to small and large customers through subscription or software sales. Its customers include Fortune 1000 customers such as Pepsi, BestBuy and Rackspace.
Kevin is a well known CEO, Board Member, innovator and advisor. Building businesses from $0 to $100M+ revenue. Awarded 23 patents. Led 28 acquisitions from both sides of the table. Was INC Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009. Prior to Appvance, Kevin was CEO of Serious Energy for 9+yrs, where he helped develop, patent and produce technologies that reduce energy usage in buildings, the largest contributor of CO2. Building the team to 420 people driving a 63% CAGR over 8 years while delivering high tech materials, products, and software to 70,000 projects including the Empire State Building and New York Stock Exchange and thousands of homes. Earlier Kevin led teams to deliver disruptive technologies including OnStar virtual advisor, Perfect Commerce (online auctions), and mobile data (Air Communications) and drove the introduction of a number of industry firsts including the modern "human-like" voice user interface (i.e. Siri), the first wide-area-wireless data smart phone (AirCommunicator) and the invention of soundproof drywall (QuietRock). He has delivered 100's of talks for the notable TED series, many TEDx's, INC 5000, FortuneGreen, and keynote for the Democratic Caucus (House of Representatives). Kevin has been featured in BusinessWeek, Time, Fortune and Forbes and was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine, one of the top innovators of the decade by CNBC, named Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (Davos), and inducted into the Innovation Hall of Fame at RIT. Kevin loves growing companies and strong teams, and helping organizations attain disruptive innovation and positive exits.
Frank Cohen is one of the worlds foremost experts in software test tools, process, and methodology. Frank is a well known technologist founding several leading technology companies over 25 years. He founded Regent Software to develop and market business application software products on the Atari ST platform. Joined Peter Norton Computing, managed the successful merger with Symantec and grew the Mac utility products into an $18 Million product line. He joined Stac Electronics in 1991 to manage the launch of Stacker that grew Stac revenues from $3 Million to $14 Million in under one year. At Insignia Solutions, Cohen launched SoftWindows and grew revenue from $18 Million to $34 Million in preparation for the firm's IPO. And Cohen led Apple Computer's middleware, networking and connectivity product lines as senior manager. He was also on the founding team of TuneUp.com, which was acquired by Symantec. He was also CoFounder of Inclusion Technologies - interactive personalized communication and workflow function technology for Web sites. (OTC: IINC) in 2002. Cohen authored four books including FastSOA (Morgan Kaufmann), Java Testing and Design: From Unit Testing To Automated Web Tests (Prentice Hall,) Java Web Services Unleashed (SAMS), and Java P2P Unleashed (SAMS)