The acquisition, which is expected to close this year, sees Perforce buy Perfecto for its cloud-based automated mobile and web application test software. Not that Perforce didn’t have testing capabilities inside its stack beforehand — because it did — this purchase gives Perforce rather more tools for continuous testing at scale across web, mobile and IoT applications.
The logic here is, if software change is constant, then more continuous testing is needed, continuously.
Perforce CEO Mark Ties has said that enterprises continue to need more automation to both scale and accelerate their application delivery. He asserts that Perfecto adds a ‘critical component’ to his firm’s DevOps capabilities, a term used to express a more unified approach to collaboration between software developer & operations teams.