Micro Focus launches testing solution for mobile web Applications

Telecom Lead Team:

Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and
management solutions, has launched SilkPerformer, a software application
performance testing solution that now supports performance testing of mobile
web applications. 

access is changing rapidly and device diversity is putting mixed loads on web
sites.  Today’s users expect the same response times but websites behave
differently when accessed by mobile devices depending on the operating system,
browser and network service they have. This makes simulating peak demands and
client complexity, as well as diagnosing system performance, harder than
ever. When you add testing peak demand loads from multiple global
locations into the mix, the challenge is clear to see,” said Archie Roboostoff,
Borland Solutions Portfolio Director at Micro Focus.

According to
Forrester, mobile development has been a top five initiative in 2011 for nearly
all enterprises. More than 50 percent of enterprises are most interested
in using mobile applications or mobile optimized websites to reach out to their
customers, and providing mobile support to employees isn’t far behind with 39
percent mobilizing employee intranets and 29 percent introducing mobile
collaboration solutions. Companies are
challenged with delivering access to business applications 24/7, ensuring those
applications continue to perform under peak loads to meet the ever-increasing
expectation of users. 

Micro Focus
SilkPerformer offers simulation capabilities for a variety of mobile phones,
such as Android, iOS and Blackberry devices. This is important because
different screen sizes and input methods such as touch screens mean many web
applications look different when loaded on a mobile device compared to a full


These mobile
versions of a web page need to be treated as separate applications when
performance testing as they have different performance implications on the back
end.  Micro Focus SilkPerformer also simulates the bandwidth limitations
of mobile network connections and supports all existing and upcoming mobile
phone standards like GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+ and LTE, while its mobile
browser simulation emulates mobile device traffic from different parts of the

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