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Monitoring your sites for key performance metrics like Page Load or Visually Complete is important, because it helps uncover errors, outages, and critical defects. When performance degrades, you have to figure out why. While reading a waterfall diagram can help provide insight into what the browser was doing, you are still trying to reconstruct what the user experienced by looking at a timeline showing when a browser requested and received content. This is kind of like trying to experience a Broadway musical by only reading the sheet music. To...

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We are happy to announce the release of our new public facing system status page!While we always strive for perfection at Rigor, we also understand the realities of the digital world. Systems may go down, partners may have troubles, or maintenance may need to occur. The Rigor System Status page is your one stop destination to keep tabs on the latest status of all Rigor systems. If you're a Rigor customer, we highly recommend you bookmark this page: https://status.rigor.com.Rigor employs the best engineers in the industry to monitor...

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Monitoring is essential to ensuring that digital properties are performing and functional. Because digital performance monitoring works best if you are watching all key areas of your sites and applications, customers rely on Rigor to provide ongoing insight as to the performance of their sites.This is important for companies of all sizes, however, enterprise organizations also face the added challenge of monitoring hundreds or thousands of business critical and revenue generating websites or web-based applications at scale. To effectively...

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New Feature: Optimization Powered by RBCv3

Hanna Woodburn

Web development teams that focus monitoring and improvement activities solely on application availability miss many opportunities for improvement. To help address this gap, Rigor’s Optimization platform is all about finding and translating specific performance problems in your app into actionable steps you can take to improve overall performance.Rigor continues to build tools that enable teams to better identify and resolve issues early and often. To further this mission, Optimization has scripting functionality that can test multi-page f...

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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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