There are many different classes of web performance tools, from synthetic monitoring to application performance monitoring (APM), to real user monitoring (RUM), and more. These different classes exist because each has its own strengths and weaknesses. When evaluating open source tools or enterprise-grade synthetic monitoring tools, you want to look for
A common question I hear, and help answer, at Rigor is “we have all these technologies, how do we maximize what we have already?” The answer, for most of my customers is higher frequency performance monitoring. Even though the technologies and the vendors in the web performance industry vary widely,
The digital world is quickly engulfing every business and industry. Users at minimum now expect that their initial interactions with a business will be through a digital channel. As a result, we’ve seen the technology world evolve to meet ever-increasing expectations of consumers. New front end languages built to leverage
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Last week I wrote a blog that defined and analyzed differences between the two predominant end-user monitoring techniques leveraged in the market today: Real User Monitoring (RUM) and Synthetic Monitoring. I ended that post with a list of benefits provided by synthetic monitoring tools. This week I want to detail some
Oftentimes we hear people say “I don’t need monitoring because my website is monitored by my hosting company.” Even if this is true to some extent, there are still some reasons that you should conduct your own monitoring. Here are a few things to consider: Most hosting companies monitor the
This blog discusses how to test and monitor web apps that have specific interfaces for various types of mobile devices. This technology can produce a single web app that has different functionality for each device, which makes automated testing from a single source more complicated. To determine which version of