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APIs 101: How to Monitor SLAs with APIs

Mallory Riggins

Businesses are increasingly relying on APIs to power their applications. So, whether you rely on internal or third party APIs, it is likewise becoming more important than ever that they ensure these APIs are available, functional, and performing as expected. API monitoring gives continuous visibility into how both internally-created and third party  APIs are performing. As such, Rigor’s API Checks can be leveraged to monitor performance related to Service License Agreements (SLAs). In this blog we will dive into how this is done in pract...

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Early last week I took advantage of the opportunity to attend the Digital Publishing Summit (DigiPub). The event ran for two days in the pulsing heart of New York City, Times Square. Not only was this my first time spending more time than a passing stroll through the LED-emblazoned district, it was my first chance to learn from the experts about what publishers and content creators are actually worried about and what they are doing to fix it. I was delighted to find out that better understanding their users was core to many of the solutions...

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For many online shoppers, a company’s website is the only contact they have with a company. This experience shapes the user’s perception of a business and its products. For eCommerce companies where profit margins are slim, and competition is rife, website design is a critical factor in whether your visitors convert and you earn a sale. So how do you know if your site is meeting the needs and wants of your customers so that they get what they’re looking for and you finalize a sale? To get a baseline fo...

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The Future of APIs

Victoria Williams

Application Programming Interfaces, known colloquially as APIs, are simply mechanisms that enable communication between two or more pieces of software. More specifically, they are a collection of rules that govern who may access the information it holds, as well as what information that person may access (if any). Up until recently, the only way that software developers interacted with APIs was via commands issued to the API. However, as with everything else in the technology field, APIs are evolving, and not only will we see developers inte...

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Why API Performance Matters

Victoria Williams

When an API fails and disrupts the performance or user experience on your site this failure reflects on your company. End users and customers likely won’t recognize that a third-party could be at fault. And depending on how critical that API is to a transaction process, this failure could impact your bottom line right away.For example, if a key component of the checkout process on your website is a location-based search and you rely on a third-party API to provide the search by location, when that API doesn’t work correctly then your potent...

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Memorial Day is both somber and celebratory. Dedicated to remembering those who have fallen while serving in the United States military, Memorial Day also marks the unofficial kickoff of summer. One of the highlights of this three-day weekend is the sales, especially on seasonal items, such as barbecue grills, outdoor furniture, and other summertime mainstays. Regardless of what you’re selling, Memorial Day weekend has the potential to be a busy day for online sales, so here are some tips and tricks to ensure that your site performs well d...

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You have have an online business you likely have spent time curating a great selection of products, invested in building a website, and using marketing platforms to get word out that you're open for business. However, you're not done. Your final goal is to get your visitors to complete their purchases, but there are many opportunities for you to miss out on the sale. For instance, many shoppers don't even make it past the first step of checkout, and for each additional step after the user begins the checkout process, you lose more and more...

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