• 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.
    • 99 posts
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    • 10 Dec 2018

    Recording Methods

    Silk Performer is capable of recording a broad range of application types and technologies. To do so, Silk Performer uses various recording methods, which can be confusing at times. To make things a bit more clear, we're going to outline the theory...
    • 6 Nov 2018

    Released: Silk Performer 19.5

    Micro Focus proudly announces: Silk Performer 19.5 is released! If you already use Silk Performer and you have a maintenance contract, you can upgrade to Silk Performer 19.5 for free. Silk Performer is the one stop performance testing tool, which takes...
    • 7 Sep 2018

    HTTP/2 Replay

    In this blog post, we will show you how you can replay load test scripts that make use of the HTTP/2 protocol. Before we jump over to Silk Performer and show you the details, let's first discuss what HTTP/2 actually is. Revision 2 of the hypertext...
    • 27 Aug 2018

    Browser-driven with Chrome and Firefox

    With version 19.0, Silk Performer has extended the browser support for browser-driven load testing. This means that you can now replay browser-driven load test scripts also with Chrome and Firefox. Silk Performer has been offering the browser-driven technology...
    • 17 Jul 2018

    Replaying browser-driven scripts - Limitations

    Silk Performer uses Internet Explorer to record browser-driven scripts. To replay these scripts, you can use either Internet Explorer , Firefox, or Chrome. Although these browsers basically resemble each other, they can behave quite differently in a...
    • 27 Jun 2018

    Released: Silk Performer 19.0

    Micro Focus proudly announces: Silk Performer 19.0 is released! If you already use Silk Performer and you have a maintenance contract, you can upgrade to Silk Performer 19.0 for free. Silk Performer is the one stop performance testing tool, which takes...
    • 20 Jun 2018

    Synthetic Monitoring with Silk Performance Manager

    Experienced Silk Performer users know that the Silk products are tightly integrated. For example: In a previous blog post, we showed you how you can reuse your existing test assets from Silk Test within Silk Performer ( Functional Tests for Load Testing...
    • 31 Jan 2018

    Creating Tests with Visual Studio

    If you are a long-term Silk Performer user, you probably know that Silk Performer has been offering a Visual Studio and .NET support for many years. You used to install the so-called Silk Performer Visual Studio .Net add-on to make use of that support...
    • 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...
    • 14 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...