Manually Written Test Scripts

If you do not want to use the Silk Performer Recorder to generate test scripts, you have the option of creating them manually.

Silk Performer test scripts are written in the program's proprietary scripting language, the Benchmark Description Language (BDL), which is a high-level language that resembles Pascal. To edit scripts manually, you must be familiar with BDL and be able to create prototypes of user requests. You must also be able to define the typical components of a test script, including modules, functions, workload definitions, transactions, and Web forms.