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    Re: SilkTest Tools verses Mercury Tools

    how did this get posted here?

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    SilkTest Tools verses Mercury Tools

    User Ryan McCullough (ryan@accelrys.com.nospam) posted:

    I have used both and prefer silk. The version of winrunner I used is a few
    versions old now tho. I used version 5.01 I believe. I am currently using
    silktest 5.5 sp2.

    Mercury
    Pros:
    Very simple
    Very easy to learn
    Good tech support
    Good documentation
    VB style Syntax

    Cons:
    Very fragile
    Very expensive compared to silk
    Hard to customize
    Had trouble with web stuff(I hear this has been greatly improved
    tho)

    Silk
    Pros:
    Very strong and stable
    Very customizable
    Cheap compared to winrunner or rational robot
    Good docs
    Ok tech support(sub-contracted to a firm in Ireland but the few
    times I have called I got quick, knowledgeable answers)
    C style syntax
    Good web support

    Cons:
    It can be difficult with some win32 controls(active bar menus)
    Stiff learning curve, I would recommend only for someone with a
    programming background

    Silk offers a load tool called silk performer that I have not used but is
    supposed to be pretty nice. Mercury has one called Astra I believe. It is
    specifically for web load testing. I have used and really like Rational
    Robots load test tool. It managed datapools really well which worked good
    for me. I was testing on a very dynamic website.

    Silk is trying to start implenting other tools into silk. For instance
    silk planner. It will match requirements with scripts. They have also
    implemented a web based results reporting system.

    As far as I know mercury doesnt tie into any defect tracking software.

    Rational can tie in with defect tracking/requirements/ and reporting
    software but its all the rational products like clearcase, clearquest,
    requisite pro. Rational is a very nice product for a large process
    oriented company. Silk is great if you are a pseudo developer. Winrunner
    is great if you want somethign quick and simple to learn and use.
    Ryan McCullough
    Accelrys Inc.
    858.799.5748
    mailto:ryan@accelrys.com

    "aburgess9" <aburgess@studentinsurance.net>
    08/21/02 11:22 AM


    To: silktest@yahoogroups.com
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    Subject: [silktest] SilkTest Tools verses Mercury Tools


    I'm looking at QA test tools both Silk and Mercury. Can anyone give
    me a comparison of the two? Defect tracking, automation tools, load
    testing? etc.

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