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Powering up Rigor’s Test Check

Billy Hoffman

Today Rigor is launching a new workflow for testing checks that is faster, easier, and more comprehensive. While improving how users can test a check sounds boring and unsexy, it actually provides a ton of value. Why? Simple. Customers get more value out of performance monitoring when they have more comprehensive checks. For example, monitoring the performance of an entire checkout process is often more valuable than just testing a single page. Similarly, monitoring and alerting with different types of thresholds and assertions, such as star...

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Today we are releasing Snapshot History Graphs, a new feature that allows you to see how critical KPIs such as defects, performance score, and content size are changing over time. This insight is essential when updating or rolling out new versions of your site, because it enables you to see if performance is getting better or getting worse over the course of a development cycle, and from release to release. Specifically, Rigor Optimization allows you to track two broad categories: performance defects and content sizes. In this post, we will us...

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Today we are excited to launch two new features for Rigor Monitoring to help people quickly analyze and share performance data: an all new Date/Time Picker, and Shareable Links. All New Date/Time Picker We have created an all new Date/Time Picker. This is a big improvement over the old approach. The date/time picker was designed specifically to streamline the most useful and common options for our customers. The first big improvement is for selecting custom date ranges. Rigor has always allowed you to select a custom date range when graphi...

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Today we are excited to announce 5 new locations to our global monitoring network, including our first locations ever in India and in Canada! The new monitoring locations are: Mumbai, Montreal, Italy, The Netherlands, and Ohio. In the last 8 months, Rigor has nearly doubled the number of testing locations in our monitoring network. In today's highly connected world, website traffic can come from anywhere at any time. With these new global locations, Rigor enables website owners to track critical performance metrics from regions ar...

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We are pleased to announce a major upgrade to Rigor's Real Browser checks: our Real Browser Check V3 Platform (RBCv3). RBCv3 updates the underlying browser and infrastructure that Rigor uses to conduct synthetic browser tests. With RBCv3, Rigor now uses the latest version of Firefox ESR, improving the accuracy and consistency of our measures. In addition to more precise measurements, RBCv3 adds three new features. 1. Measuring Websites Over HTTP/2 With RBCv3, Rigor now supports testing how websites load over HTTP/2. HTTP/2 can provide a huge...

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At Rigor, we want to make continuous monitoring of API performance and functionality easy for everyone. Earlier this year, we introduced a new API Check for monitoring API performance and reliability. Then, we wrote and published a free eBook about how to test and monitor APIs at scale. Today, we're launching a set of exciting enhancements for API Check that will expand monitoring possibilities for our users. What's new? Most importantly, API Check is now programmable. We added the ability to augment check steps with JavaScript, so...

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Success Stories from Incorporating Rigor User Ideas

Billy Hoffman

In the past year, we have released a number of major new features to Rigor Monitoring and Rigor Optimization. What you may not know is that the majority of these features were driven by suggestions from Rigor users based on their needs. In this post, I want to give you a peek behind the curtain to show how suggestions from Rigor users become the features we rely on every day. Expanded Scope of Testing At Rigor, we are always working to expand the scope of both what performance data we can collect, trend, and alert on, as well as what performa...

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