• Silk Performer: Blog

    The Blog area provides articles about new product features, announcements of releases, updates, and hotfixes, and more in-depth information around Silk Performer.
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    • 15 Nov 2017

    Released: Silk Performer 18.5

    Micro Focus proudly announces: Silk Performer 18.5 is released! If you already use Silk Performer and you have a maintenance contract, you can upgrade to Silk Performer 18.5 for free. Silk Performer is the one stop performance testing tool, which takes...
    • 8 Nov 2017

    Performance Levels

    In this blog post, we will discuss what performance levels are and how to use them. Performance levels have been introduced with Silk Performer 18.0 and they allow for a quick and easy passed/failed assessment of your measures and load tests. First, we...
    • 21 Aug 2017

    The Time to Interact

    Measuring the user experience of AJAX websites with the timings the browser provides can be difficult. Often the perceived loading time of a web page differs considerably from the measured loading time. Therefore, Silk Performer introduced the time to...
    • 31 Jul 2017

    Functional Tests for Load Testing

    The trend to more frequent and shorter release cycles in the software industry also results in tighter time frames for all your testing efforts (see the diagram below). One way to save time and make use of synergies is to reuse your existing functional...
    • 27 Jun 2017

    Released: Silk Performer 18.0

    Micro Focus proudly announces: Silk Performer 18.0 is released! If you already use Silk Performer and you have a maintenance contract, you can upgrade to Silk Performer 18.0 for free. Silk Performer is the one stop performance testing tool, which takes...
    • 23 Jun 2017

    Recovering Results

    If you are using Silk Performer regularly over a longer period of time, you might run into the situation where one of your running load tests is suddenly aborted. This may be the case when the connection between controller and agent breaks, which can...
    • 25 Apr 2017

    Easily record and replay Selenium scripts: Introducing Silk WebDriver

    The Silk family is getting bigger! Introducing Silk WebDriver our new free offering to record and replay Selenium scripts with the latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. (Please visit the site to view this video)
    • 20 Apr 2017

    HowTo Verify a Silk Performer DLL injection with Process Explorer

    Watch this video to find out #HowTo verify DLL injection with Process Explorer in Silk Performer. A DLL injection can often be stopped by security and antivirus software. When this happens, Silk Performer cannot capture the traffic and zero functions...
    • 20 Mar 2017

    TrueLog Tree Filter

    Silk Performer 17.5 comes with a number of new features and enhancements for TrueLog Explorer (TLE). The most significant one is the new TrueLog tree filter, which we introduce in this blog post. However, towards the end of the post we'll show you...
    • 16 Feb 2017

    Responsive Web Design Testing

    In this blog post, we'll introduce you to one of the feature highlights of Silk Performer 17.5: Responsive web design testing. We will first discuss what responsive web design is, and then we will show you how Silk Performer analyzes a real website...
    • 19 Dec 2016

    Released: Silk Performer 17.5

    Micro Focus proudly announces: Silk Performer 17.5 is released! If you already use Silk Performer and you have a maintenance contract, you can upgrade to Silk Performer 17.5 for free. Silk Performer is the one stop performance testing tool, which takes...
    • 7 Dec 2016

    Evaluating Agent Capacities

    Assuming you have defined a workload with a certain amount of virtual users and you have a pool of agents you can choose from. But when it comes to selecting agents, it is often hard to tell how many agents you need to execute the specified amount of...
    • 22 Nov 2016

    Improved CloudBurst Workflow

    In this blog post, we'll take you through the improved CloudBurst workflow of Silk Performer 17. Take a look at the graphic below - it shows the workflow we will pursue in this article. We'll start with the registering process to create a new...
    • 7 Oct 2016

    Generating Clean Scripts

    When recording websites or web applications with Silk Performer you might end up with big, messy scripts, containing a lot of web requests you did not intend to record. Silk Performer 17 now provides a couple of traffic filters that allow you to exclude...
    • 5 Jul 2016

    Performance Explorer 17.0 Enhancements

    Silk Performer 17.0 introduces a number of new features and enhancements for Performance Explorer. In this blog post, we're going to show you the 4 most important ones: (1) The new User Type Comparison Report: Including the Region Comparison Report...
    • 22 Jun 2016

    HTTP Live Streaming

    In this blog article, we're going to introduce you to HTTP Live Streaming, or HLS for short. You will learn how HLS works, and we will explore how to actually record media streams in Silk Performer 17.0. HLS is an HTTP-based media streaming communications...
    • 2 Jun 2016

    Released: Silk Performer 17.0

    Micro Focus proudly announces: Silk Performer 17.0 is released! If you already use Silk Performer and you have a maintenance contract, you can upgrade to Silk Performer 17.0 for free. Silk Performer is the one stop performance testing tool, which takes...
    • 19 May 2016

    Pacing

    In Silk Performer 16.5, the whole pacing functionality has moved to the Workload Configuration dialog, where it now has its own dedicated tab. If you already have a good grasp of pacing, you'll also appreciate the enhanced user interface, which allows...
    • 23 Mar 2016

    Frightened of project failures?

    Silk Performer CloudBurst: Understanding how your app will perform Watch our video in the blog to learn how to resolve your bottleneck issues using Silk Performer CloudBurst. Read our blog, Taste success with the Silk Portfolio suite part 2/7: Performance...
    • 23 Mar 2016

    Testing: The key to streamlined performance

    Your route to successful apps Borland's Silk Portfolio enables many organizations to deliver higher quality apps faster, while improving your software development life-cycle . But how can this work for you ? Find out in this seven-part series...
    • 16 Mar 2016

    Ensure a positive user experience

    Cyber Fun Days As my colleague Derek Britton recently noted in his blog , Cyber Sunday is the latest extension of the traditional Thanksgiving retail feeding frenzy (pardon the pun, I struggle with any reminder of having eaten too much this past week…...
    • 16 Mar 2016

    The web performance testing farce continues

    “Test. Or Test not. There is no try.” The link between well-publicised events and website crashes is nothing new, right? Major eCommerce sites know you’re coming to visit – dammit, they spend thousands of bucks on ads that drive...
    • 16 Feb 2016

    Recording File Uploads

    Recording a file upload with Silk Performer is an easy task. However, in earlier versions of Silk Performer, a file upload generated a giant block of code in the script, since Silk Performer showed the content of the file in binary format directly in...
    • 15 Jan 2016

    Silk Performer Jenkins Plugin

    If you use both Silk Performer and the CI application Jenkins, we have good news for you: You can now start your load tests through Jenkins, using the brandnew Silk Performer plugin. In this blog article, we will take you through the whole process of...
    • 7 Jan 2016

    TrueLog Sections

    Besides new features like Word reporting or domain filtering, the latest release of Silk Performer (version 16.5) also includes a bunch of enhancements for TrueLog Explorer. One of these innovations is the possibility to create sections in your TrueLog...