SilkPerformer V

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-01-14 Print this article Print

SilkPerformer V

Segues SilkPerformer upgrade is a good choice for developers who need to stress test applications before deploying them to the Web. New tools ease simulation setup, and extended tests can be run with a changing number of simulated users.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // SilkPerformer V should speed up regression tests, thereby reducing the time between Web application conception and actual use. Staff will likely spend far less time testing and more time fine-tuning.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Because SilkPerformer requires very little maintenance while providing useful guidance to developers, it should contribute to reducing the costs associated with Web application development.

PROS // Pinpoints most application errors with screen shots; easy to set up tests.

CONS // Not as many predefined performance modules as competitors.

Segue Software Inc., Lexington, Mass.; (781) 402-1000;

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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