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Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 16:59:08 +0000
To: lwn@lwn.net
From: paula@parasoft.com (Paula Moggio)
Subject: WebKing 3.0 Release

ParaSoft Releases Tool to Help Increase Web Site Reliability and
Speed Up Development Cycle

New WebKing 3.0 Includes Exclusive Load Testing Technology

Monrovia, CA (January 15, 2001) - ParaSoft, leading provider of error
prevention and error detection software solutions, announced the
release of WebKing 3.0, a development and testing tool that improves
the reliability of dynamic n-tier Web sites while improving the
efficiency of the development process.  ParaSoft has expanded WebKing's
functionality to include load testing and the ability to automatically
exercise a dynamic site.

As much as $4.35 billion in e-commerce sales in the U.S. alone can be
lost by not meeting the 'eight-second' rule for page download speeds,
according to a study by Zona Research.  Fast Web page download time
and reliable content delivery are critical to a Web site's success.
Developers and testers building mission critical Web sites can
significantly improve the performance and overall reliability of their
Web site as soon as they start using WebKing.

WebKing's load testing uncovers scalability problems within a site.
There are two ways to perform load testing with WebKing.  You can
specify which paths through a site you want WebKing to test, or you
can have WebKing automatically create and test paths to thoroughly
exercise a site.  Both of these techniques help determine when user
traffic could cause bottlenecks, program failures, database access
errors, presentation problems, functionality problems, missing or
incorrect GUI elements, and other problems.

WebKing's load testing is unique in that it enables developers to
test how their back-end components perform as soon as they are built.
This is important because most load related problems stem from design
or implementation flaws.  If you start load testing early in the
development process, you can spot these flaws immediately and prevent
them from creating additional problems.  This translates to fewer
errors that elude testing, fewer resources spent on testing and
debugging, and faster time to market.  If you do not discover these
flaws until the end of development, fixing them would probably require
extensive code rewrites and debugging.  That is why it is especially
crucial to start load testing early in development.

WebKing 3.0 comes with a host of other features designed to speed up
development cycles and make sites more reliable.  WebKing also:

-Validates XML
-Automatically exposes construction, functionality, design, and
  content problems
-Automatically creates paths through the site to quickly expose hidden
-Performs regression testing to maintain site integrity
-Helps create and enforce customized coding standards for WML, XHTML,
  HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
-Automatically deploys and tests programs as soon as they are
  completed so developers can prevent errors by testing early

When used to its full potential, WebKing helps bridge the gap between
the development and testing process of Web applications, enabling a
more efficient and thorough Web application development cycle.

WebKing 3.0 is available for Windows NT/2000/98/95/Me, Linux, and
Solaris.  Please call for pricing.

About ParaSoft
ParaSoft Corporation develops and markets advanced error prevention
and error detection tools for UNIX, Windows and Internet development
environments.  ParaSoft's award-winning products and patented
technologies assist developers and managers in improving software
quality, accelerating time to market and reducing development costs.
ParaSoft's headquarters is located at 2031 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia,
CA 91016.  Telephone (888) 305-0041.  Fax (626) 305-3036.  Email to:
pr@parasoft.com.  URL: http://www.parasoft.com


ParaSoft is a registered trademark of ParaSoft.  WebKing is a trademark
of ParaSoft.  All brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders.

Editor's Note: Review copies and screen shots are available.

Paula Moggio
ParaSoft, Public Relations
tel: 626-256-3680 ext. 1271
fax: 626-256-6884