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27 Dec 2017
Silk Performer Hotfixes: 18.0 HF3 / 18.5 HF1
Usually, Silk Performer informs you as soon as a new product update is available for download. However, due to security restrictions, the update notifications within Silk Performer 18.0 and 18.5 have been disabled. The following hotfixes now establish...
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
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
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
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...
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