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We are excited to introduce user experience monitoring for Rigor. User experience monitoring allows you to augment measuring the timing of browser events like page loads by measuring visual metrics about how the page is shown to a visitor. Specifically, Rigor now allows you to measure, alert, and trend on the Start Render time, Visually Complete time, and Speed Index for a web page. You can even download a collection of screenshots showing you exactly what a user would experience when viewing your site. Let's talk about these new metric...

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APIs 101: What to Test

Hanna Woodburn

Digital businesses are making a radical change in the way they build and deliver software. Gone are the days of apps that rely solely on in-house tools. Rather, today’s apps are increasingly dependent on external APIs and third party app providers (which, in turn, are reliant on other APIs and apps). While this type of modularity allows for product flexibility and rapid development, it can be difficult to address any issues that arise. If even one component of this chain breaks, it can have a domino-effect on its dependents, whereas a simi...

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Testing early and often for performance problems is an essential step in ensuring that you are delivering the best digital experience possible for your users. And, as anyone who has had to address performance problems once they are in production knows:  it sucks. Ideally, you want to catch any performance issues at the source. But, for many businesses this isn’t a reality. Why? We’d argue because they are still treating performance as special, rather than addressing it as an ongoing area to focus on. We advocate for treating performance...

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Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Velocity San Jose conference. With the objective of helping teams build and maintain complex distributed systems, Velocity is a major industry conference that Rigor sponsors on an annual basis. My personal goal in attending was stay on the forefront of DevOps, see more cutting-edge examples of how teams are leveraging technologies such as APIs, and gain a better insight into how Rigor can solve the problems our customers are facing today. Over the two days of the conference, I attended a range of...

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I’m a relatively new addition to Team Rigor, and, as with any new position, I’ve had the opportunity to be immersed in the company’s culture. At Rigor we have Core Values that drive the way we do business and treat one another. My personal favorite Core Value is Win as a Team. This Core Value is lived out in a variety ways at Rigor--from celebrating wins on Slack to sharing quotes from happy clients during all-hands meetings. I love this part of our culture because I think that the best things in life are even better when they are sha...

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Introducing Rigor’s FREE API Tester

Billy Hoffman

At Rigor, we love testing the functionality and performance of APIs. In fact, we literally wrote an e-Book on it! That's why we are excited to announce the beta release of APITester.com! API Tester is the easiest way to test and collaborate on web APIs. API Tester provides cloud-based API testing. There are no clunky browser plugins or thick desktop apps to install. Just go to apitester.com, and start testing your web-based APIs from anywhere, even your phone. API Tester is an easy-to-use but powe...

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Make the Most of Rigor with These Five Features

Victoria Williams

As technology becomes more complex and as systems become more fragmented, implementing digital experience monitoring and optimization initiatives may seem daunting at first. Digital experience monitoring is experiencing a culture shift from retooling workflow to become more agile and innovative. Changes in culture and process can also bring friction among teams as responsibilities shift and operational lines blur. The more you can automate the development lifecycle and the more efficiencies you can add into your workflow, the easier it will be...

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