Silk Performer


Latest version updates for Silk Performer

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HTTP/2 Replay

Silk Performer 19.0 introduces HTTP/2 replay for web protocol scripts. HTTP/2 is a major revision of the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) used in the World Wide Web. It offers a number of improvements over HTTP/1.1, which results in a considerably faster communication between client and server. These improvements include a specific header compression method, the so-called server push feature, and the single-connection approach. Silk Performer now supports these HTTP/2 features for performance and load testing. Using HTTP/2 requires no additional licenses whatsoever.

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Browser-driven Load Testing with Chrome and Firefox

In addition to facilitating testing of today's modern web applications on the protocol level (HTTP), Silk Performer enables you to use real web browsers to generate load. In addition to Internet Explorer, you can now also use Chrome and Firefox to replay browser-driven scripts. Recording is still Internet Explorer-based and managed through the Browser Application. You can either reuse functional tests that have been created with Silk Test, or you create your browser-driven scripts from scratch within Silk Performer.

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New CloudBurst regions

CloudBurst now supports AWS China and provides two new regions: Beijing and Ningxia.


Developing performance tests using Visual Studio and C#
The new Silk Performer Visual Studio extension allows you to develop performance tests in Microsoft Visual Studio. It offers functionality to record web technologies, supporting both the protocol-level as well as the browser-driven approach. The extension provides a comprehensive C# binding for all kernel, web, and browser API functions. Thus, it combines the rich development feature set of Visual Studio, including all debugging features, with the powerful load testing capabilities of Silk Performer, including capture file recording and TrueLog analysis.
Leading web support across all major web environments
Ensure high performance across all major web environments—HTML5, AJAX, Responsive Web Design, Adobe Flash/Flex, and Microsoft Silverlight—with Silk Performer: the world leader in performance testing. Easily create accurate and realistic tests with hundreds of thousands of users on different devices, browsers, and connection speeds. Silk Performer provides multiple web testing approaches like web protocol and browser driven load testing. Detect asynchronous communication patterns: push, polling, long-polling, WebSocket connections Incorporate usage patterns and user tolerance levels Test viewport widths to correct layout of responsive web design Detect bandwidth constraints or backend server issues
Extended browser support for imported functional tests
In the previous release, Silk Performer introduced functionality to reuse your functional tests for performance testing. For browser-driven tests, Silk Performer now also supports Internet Explorer, Edge, and mobile browsers—in addition to Firefox, Chrome, and PhantomJS. The import wizard generates the required code for either multi or single session GUI-level testing.
Mobile web and native application testing
Silk Performer® provides extensive support for mobile web and native applications, with profiles for all popular mobile devices, application types and connection speeds. Record browser based or native applications on mobile devices or emulators. Anticipate the true user experience with performance testing that simulates realistic scenarios across multiple devices, network bandwidths, and geographic location combinations at scale. Easily record test scripts from a PC, an emulator or a mobile device Record and simulate a variety of mobile browsers on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry Simulate latency, packet drops, and mobile bandwidth speeds such as GPRS, 3G, and 4G Model network connections for phone standards like GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+, and LTE
release-rel-2018-8-2-958 | Wed Aug 15 11:18:37 PDT 2018
Wed Aug 15 11:18:37 PDT 2018