Compuware Unveils AJAX Edition 4, The Industry's Most Advanced Cross-Browser Diagnostics Tool

Compuware Unveils AJAX Edition 4, The Industry's Most Advanced Cross-Browser
Diagnostics Tool

 Free Tool Delivers Unprecedented Visibility into Front-end Web Performance;
Ability to Test and Diagnose Performance Issues Across All Browser Versions of
                        Internet Explorer and Firefox

DETROIT, March 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation
(Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced Compuware
APM AJAX Edition 4, the industry's most advanced cross-browser diagnostics
tool. This new version enables developers to test and diagnose performance
issues across all recent and legacy browser versions in Internet Explorer and
Firefox. To date, nearly 100,000 development and testing experts have
downloaded AJAX Edition and rely on it to solve the most challenging
client-side performance problems. This new tool is free and can be downloaded
here.

View the "Getting Started with AJAX Edition" video here.

With more application logic sitting in the web browser than ever before, it
has never been more important to measure and optimize the performance of web
2.0 pages and applications. Additionally, in a world where the competition is
only a click away, highly interactive web experiences with dynamic web 2.0
pages and applications have become crucial to keeping customers loyal and
attracting new ones. This often means introducing AJAX actions that do not
trigger a complete page reload in order to deliver a world-class end-user
experience.

AJAX Edition 4 was built to deliver root-cause analysis of performance issues
that this increased complexity often creates. It empowers developers to
pinpoint problems and immediately make front-end web performance improvements
on their website and Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) web applications.

"AJAX Edition 4 gives us tremendous insight into client-side performance with
our web applications running on Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.6. With AJAX
Edition 4, we are able to understand exactly what is happening in the browser
and can monitor browser-version specific performance with our dynamic pages
within our web-applications," said Tracia Chen, senior software engineer at
Kenexa.

New features and capabilities in Compuware APM AJAX Edition 4 include:

  *Unparalleled Support for Firefox and Cross-Browser Diagnostics: AJAX
    Edition 4 supports the two latest versions of Firefox (17&18). This
    enables users to profile, debug and trace across all relevant versions of
    Firefox and Internet Explorer and to test browser performance where
    degradation is most likely to occur when running complex applications.
  *Added Support for Legacy Browser Versions: Until now, there has been
    limited means to get insight into application performance on older browser
    versions. AJAX Edition 4 supports legacy Internet Explorer and Firefox
    versions (IE 6+ and FF3.6+) to help developers and testers get to the root
    of browser version specific problems.
  *Tight integration with SpeedoftheWeb.com: AJAX Edition 4 enables immediate
    performance optimization based on test sessions that can be created from
    the desktop. They can be run for free using SpeedoftheWeb.com, which tests
    any site's performance from locations around the world, and provides a
    comparison of performance across multiple locations. Developers can then
    import test sessions into an insistence of AJAX Edition 4 for diagnostics
    and to further optimize performance.

"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 of Product
Management for Compuware's APM business unit. "The increased complexity that
comes with today's websites necessitates a tool for developers and testers to
analyze 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."

AJAX Edition 4 captures information within the browser to analyze problems
like long running JavaScript code, excessive DOM calls, slow AJAX invocations
or problems with rendering. The solution helps developers and testers
understand and resolve performance problems, even if they are not part of
their own code but are related to complex frameworks that are otherwise a
black box to developers. Ultimately, it helps them master the complexity of
frameworks.

To download AJAX Edition 4, click here.

Compuware APM^® is the industry's leading solution for optimizing the
performance of web, non-web, mobile, streaming and cloud applications. Driven
by end-user experience, Compuware APM provides the market's only unified APM
coverage across the entire application delivery chain—from the edge of the
internet through the cloud to the datacenter. Compuware APM helps customers
deliver proactive problem resolution for greater customer satisfaction,
accelerate time-to-market for new application functionality and reduce
application management costs through smarter analytics and advanced APM
automation.

With more than 4,000 APM customers worldwide, Compuware is recognized as a
leader in the "Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring" report.
To read more about Compuware's leadership in the APM market, click here.

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