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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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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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Today Rigor is launching an awesome new way to track and trend your web performance to ensure you get fast and stay fast: Performance KPIs. We all know that performance of your site directly impacts your business. But different types of companies, and even different departments inside the same company, have different metrics they need to keep an eye on. For instance, IT/Ops looks at uptime and first byte time, or advertising teams track onload and fully loaded, since those typically define when ads can appear. With Rigor's Performance KPI...

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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. 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 custo...

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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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