AtomicJar, the lead vendor behind the open-source library Testcontainers, has raised $25 million in its Series A funding to expand data support and improve the shift-left development experience with Testcontainers Cloud.
Intending to enhance developers’ testing experiences, the startup, which is on a mission to simplify integration testing for developers during the software development lifecycle, has released its Testcontainers Cloud service as a public beta.
We are happy to announce our $25M Series A led by @insightpartners and to launch the public beta for https://t.co/aY6OG3PqpT. It’s never been easier to try the @testcontainers experience of testing with real dependencies and to ship with confidence 🚀🥳https://t.co/W3to7KECO6 pic.twitter.com/8Qx3G5LYcD
— AtomicJar (@AtomicJarInc) January 25, 2023
Global software investor Insight Partners led the fundraising round, which will be used to expand AtomicJar’s development team and go-to-market initiatives.
The open-source Testcontainers project, which offers a software library to assist developers in carrying out integration testing for containers and microservices-based applications, is the cornerstone of AtomicJar.
Testcontainers Cloud claims to give setups in just five minutes and to deliver elastic resources that are always available along with consistent test results. According to the provider, the solution eliminates all hardware and software constraints and boosts engineering teams’ efficiency.
Benefits include executing test suites without growing up a workforce, testing everything on laptops without concern about resources, and increasing team productivity by assuring consistency from development through continuous integration.
AtomicJar is giving developers simpler methods for testing with containers
Richard North, who also invented Testcontainers, the world’s most well-known open source integration testing framework, founded AtomicJar. In 2015, while serving as head engineer at Deloitte Digital, North founded Testcontainers.
He noticed that developer teams needed a reliable way to test their code against actual production-like dependencies that were constantly thrashing because of integration testing’s complicated setup, which included everything from creating consistent local setups to configuring databases and countless other issues.
A few years later, in 2021, AtomicJar was established as a business. Developers can use the managed service offered by the Testcontainers Cloud, which is currently in a public beta.
With Testcontainers experiencing a huge surge in Docker Hub downloads from 50 million to 100 million in 2022, a rate of 6 million downloads per month, AtomicJar has experienced rapid growth in its very short life.
“Hardly anything can be more expensive than a developer waiting for something and testing is a common reason for downtime,” Sergei Egorov, co-founder and chief executive officer of AtomicJar, said in a statement.
“With Testcontainers, we are shifting testing to the left, from QA teams and staging environments to developers writing and running tests in IDEs. It is like Unit Testing but with real dependencies,” added Sergei.