At Rigor, we strive to constantly innovate our product and resolve bugs very efficiently. To do this we leverage an organization and project management system called Kanban.

Since migrating from traditional sprint planning to Kanban, our dev team deploys new code every week. Some of our releases involve frontend product releases and some are made of mainly bug fixes and backend/infrastructure upgrades.

Since the start of 2015, we’ve been especially vigilant at putting out new features. Below are some of the user-facing product updates released since the new year:

Custom Viewports for Responsive Websites

This is one of my favorite new releases. Rigor has been helping its customers test their mobile and tablet sites since 2012. However, as Mobile traffic has increased our customers have started migrating their mobile websites from traditional “m” websites to responsive design sites to minimize the need for multiple dev and maintenance teams to manage multiple code bases among other benefits. Testing responsive websites is a cinch with our new Viewport Size option. You can now set a Real Browser Check to test your site at popular device dimensions, or specify your own custom viewport.

Domain Analysis and HTTP Referer Analysis

Rigor has always offered asset level page visibility with our waterfall charts, but now users can go beyond the waterfall chart with our Domain and HTTP Referer analyses. These views are available for every run of our Real Browser Checks and afford users the luxury of easily evaluating third-party provider performance, identifying costly domains and resources, and tracking down the source of problematic assets.

New Locations: Oregon and Frankfurt

Rigor provides a truly global monitoring network that allows our customers to test all of their cloud properties from across the globe. We recently expanded our monitoring coverage with our Oregon and Frankfurt monitoring stations

Page Threshold Monitoring

Rigor’s platform allows users to test multi-step transaction such as logging into an account or moving through a checkout process. With our Threshold Monitors, users can now set alerting thresholds for each specific page loaded in a multi-step transaction. Users can leverage these thresholds to identify the root causes of latency for business critical web transactions.

New and Improved Charts

We recently moved our graphs and charts over to Highcharts, a library chock-full of great visualizations. Aside from being prettier, the new charts allow users to toggle series, zoom, and filter. You can also export charts in PNG format.

Custom Dashboards

Our new Alerts, Executive, and Operations dashboards provide comprehensive views of Rigor monitoring checks. Users can quickly spot and acknowledge alerts across multiple tests (checks) with the Alerts Dashboard. They can share high-level performance metrics with management and executive teams using the Executive Dashboard and they can leverage the Operations Dashboard to identify performance regressions and address availability issues immediately.

Interested in trying some of these features first hand? Sign up for a Rigor trial account today and have full access to our monitoring platform.

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