When it comes to HAR files, usually the following two questions arise: (1) What is a HAR file? And (2) how can HAR files be useful, especially in regards to load testing? In this blog post, we will introduce you to HAR files and we will step through a sample workflow, which illustrates how HAR files can be leveraged in a real-world scenario.
The Silk Performer plugin for the CI tool Jenkins has received a major upgrade and now provides a number of new features. It lets you automate Silk Performer projects, collect results, and evaluate success conditions.
You can learn more about the new features and enhancements of the plugin in the blog post Released: Silk Performer 19.5. In this blog post, we will guide you through the complete setup process.
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 of how recording in Silk Performer works.
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 transfer protocol has been released in 2015, 16 years after HTTP/1.1. It is a major advancement compared to HTTP/1.1 - in essence, it provides for a considerably faster communication between client and server.
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 for quite a long time now - it has been introduced in 2010. This blog post will give you a quick introduction to the basics of the browser-driven technology, and then we will show you how to use both Chrome and Firefox to replay a browser-driven script. So, let's get going.