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Compuware offers cross-browser diagnostic tool

Veronica C. Silva | March 14, 2013
Support for popular browsers makes it easier for developers to diagnose problems and help improve Web users’ experience.

Compuware Corporation recently introduced a performance tool that uses some of the most popular browsers in the market to diagnose some common Web problems.

Compuware said its new AJAX Edition 4 can help developers test and diagnose problems using recent and legacy browser versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox. The new free tool allows developers to see from the client side some issues about the Web performance and solve some of these problems.

This front-end capability also allows Compuware customers to measure and optimise the performance of Web 2.0 pages and applications, something which was difficult to do prior to AJAX Edition 4, said Compuware. This is important, added Compuware, because Web users do not usually want any problems with their Web experience so checking for the Internet performance on the browser itself already makes a big difference in making customers happy about their Web experience.

"Poor performance directly impacts loyalty, brand and sales, and the advanced action-based analytics that AJAX Edition 4 provides are great benefits for the advanced developer community," said Steve Tack, vice president, Product Management, Compuware's APM business unit.

"The increased complexity that comes with today's websites necessitates a tool for developers and testers to analyse forensics on all activities within dynamic page components while they load. They also need a total view of the spectrum of moving parts triggered by user actions across all browsers. AJAX Edition 4 addresses this by providing the most advanced browser diagnostic tool in the market," added Tack.

Compuware said AJAX Edition 4 allows developers to immediately make improvements on the front-end Web performance and Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) Web applications. Examples of issues that developers can check using AJAX Edition 4 include problems with running JavaScript codes, excessive DOM (document object model) calls, slow AJAX invocations and problems with rendering.

AJAX Edition 4 supports Firefox 17 and 18 and Internet Explorer, and supports legacy Internet Explorer version 6+ and Firefox 3.6+. Compuware said supporting legacy browsers allows developers and testers to get to the root of some browser issues. 


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