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Pinned topic RPT Usage for Fidessa

‏2008-05-21T18:02:18Z |
Has anyone ever done any performance testing with the Fidessa application. Fidessa is a commercially sold product. I am looking for tips and tricks on how to get started on this. IHAC who would like to start a POC asap, and would like to use RPT to do performance testing on the Fidessa application.
  • Amarjeet Mahajan
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    Re: RPT Usage for Fidessa

    ‏2013-12-13T14:00:33Z  in response to SystemAdmin

    Till now your question has not been answered...  Is any one done the performance testing with Fidessa

     

    Updated on 2013-12-13T14:01:07Z at 2013-12-13T14:01:07Z by Amarjeet Mahajan
    • PaulLiskay
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      Re: RPT Usage for Fidessa

      ‏2013-12-16T05:11:58Z  in response to Amarjeet Mahajan

      Never heard of Fidessa.  Is it a web server of some sort?  Is there public site that uses Fidessa I coiuld do a trial recording against?

      • Amarjeet Mahajan
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        Re: RPT Usage for Fidessa

        ‏2013-12-17T06:09:48Z  in response to PaulLiskay

        Fidessa is providing multi-asset trading and investment infrastructure, their market data and analysis, and their decision making and workflow technology. its desktop / Thick client application developed in VB,C++ and may be python. 

  • PaulLiskay
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    Re: RPT Usage for Fidessa

    ‏2013-12-17T12:53:16Z  in response to SystemAdmin

    The only hope for capturing traffic would be to add Fidessa as either a managed Application or unmanaged application at recording time.  This is the same dialog where it prompts which browser to use.

    If it's added as a managed application and RPT doesn't capture the traffic then it's unsupported in RPT.  RPT can't predict or be aware of how every client application will communicate with it's server.

    The alternative is to try it as an unmanaged application, but the prerequisite is that the LAN settings for the client application must be configurable on the fly to point to the port the RPT Proxy recorder is using.

    An example of how to do this with Chrome can be found here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21653933

    If the LAN settings for the Fidessa application can't be configured manually and dynamically at record time then it can't e recorded as an unmanaged application.

    If traffic is captured as either a managed or unmanaged application and the protocol isn't HTTP, then it'll be socket protocol, which is OK but it's almost impossible to deal with (data correlation, datapools, etc) and is very sensitive to error conditions (response data might be set to exact number of bytes for example)

    Worth experimenting.  You can try Firefox or  IE as both an unmanaged and managed application to understand how RPT handles such applications