Almost 1 year after HipTest joined SmartBear, Cucumber Ltd. has been acquired by SmartBear.
Today is an exciting day for us. We’re happy to announce that SmartBear has acquired Cucumber Ltd.
For BDD lovers, you probably already know Cucumber. With more than 30 million downloads and nearly a million users, Cucumber is the leader in Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) training and evangelism, and the creator of the open source test automation framework.
Cucumber and HipTest have worked toward a shared goal for quite some time, promoting BDD for Agile teams. We are thrilled to welcome Cucumber to the SmartBear family, and look forward to working together to create the most comprehensive solution for BDD workflows!
What can Cucumber users expect?
One of things we are most excited about is that SmartBear is a big believer in the importance of investing in, and helping grow, open source communities. They are the company behind great open source projects like SoapUI and Swagger, and we’ve seen their commitment to supporting open source since HipTest joined SmartBear in 2018.
SmartBear will continue to invest in the Cucumber open source project, listen to the needs of the community, and be responsive to helping the community grow.
The acquisition will also help promote the goal of evangelizing the adoption of BDD. Matt Wynne, Seb Rose, and the rest of the Cucumber team are well known for their writing, training, and conference series around the world. Together, we hope to build off that success and accelerate the awareness of BDD practices for Agile/DevOps teams.
From a commercial perspective, we will be working with the Cucumber team to combine the functionality of their commercial offering, Jam, with HipTest to create one platform to support BDD workflows.
The combination of these two products, along with the expertise and the knowledge of both teams, will enable users to get the most value from their BDD scenarios through deep collaboration and integration with relevant developer tools
Transparency has always been important to HipTest and SmartBear. You can expect more updates in the coming weeks when we have more news to share about any product changes or enhancements.
We are hosting a webinar with the Cucumber team on July 11th, “How BDD Can Save Your Agile!” Learn how adopting BDD with Cucumber can help enhance your agile development practices.