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Reasons why Rigor is a G2 Crowd Spring Leader

This week Rigor was honored as a Spring Leader on G2 Crowd. We pride ourselves on putting our customers first and equipping them to solve their business problems with our platform. We won this award because of reviews from real users who have found value with Rigor. Our Customer Success

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A Look Back at Rigor’s 2017

As we kick off a new year at Team Rigor we are probably doing some of the same things as you–setting resolutions for 2018 while looking back at 2017. There are so many accomplishments that we are proud of (Inc. 500 list, anyone?), and we distilled some of our favorites

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Proactive Monitoring and the Lesson Behind the AWS Outage

Yesterday, Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) S3 web-based storage service suffered a several-hours-long outage that led to half of the Internet melting down (with the other half Googling “what is s3”). While AWS isn’t as commonly-known as Amazon’s shopping site, its popularity became evident yesterday when the Internet became difficult for

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Top #webperf Twitter Accounts for 2016

The web performance (#webperf) community is an extremely smart, collaborative and tight-knit group. This community has spent the last 10+ years building tools, evangelizing best practices, and sharing their successes in an effort to promote the importance of #webperf throughout the business community. At Rigor, we have leveraged many open source technologies

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Goodbye Internet Explorer, Hello Microsoft Edge

This post was originally published on Moz.com With the release of Windows 10, the general public can now use Microsoft Edge, Microsoft’s new flagship web browser. Microsoft is striking out in new directions with Edge and is deprecating Internet Explorer for all modern platforms. Such a drastic change is rare

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6 Ways To Maximize Your Online Visibility

Although the emergence of the Web was nearly two decades ago, several small and midsize businesses (SMBs) still have an inadequate, ineffective online presence. That wouldn’t be much of an issue if the Internet had not long ago replaced the Yellow Pages as the go-to source for business information. According

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How Rigor’s Culture Affects Product Development

With the recent release of ideas.rigor.com, I want to expound upon how Rigor’s philosophy affects the final product that our user experiences. To be fair, “final product” is a bit misleading. As you know, we are constantly updating Rigor’s web performance and monitoring suite to not only fix bugs but

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Automated Web Browser Automation

Last week, I was speaking to a global organization on the topic of web application performance. They were in the process of rolling out a web portal to allow external access to legacy enterprise systems.  These systems have hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of monitoring tools watching everything from infrastructure

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Measuring End User Experience

One of the most important aspects of application service management is the assurance of end-user satisfaction. At Rigor, we use continuous functional testing in production to measure and report on end user experience metrics. Specifically, we utilize the capability of Transaction Checks to replicate the user experience by periodically executing

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#1 Challenge for Custom Web Apps

The number one challenge for custom web apps is maintaining application speed as functionality grows. Web apps typically begin with a manageable feature set and a limited number of users performing specific functions. As the web app evolves over time, features, source code size and user counts grow incrementally while

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How Do We Define Availability?

The definition of availability is a topic often debated when organizations are defining metrics for their systems to be measured against. A survey by Continuity Central stated that 40 percent of IT professionals do not understand what qualifies as high availability. Surprisingly, the most important aspect of availability monitoring is

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