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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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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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APIs 101: What to Test

Hanna Woodburn

Digital businesses are making a radical change in the way they build and deliver software. Gone are the days of apps that rely solely on in-house tools. Rather, today’s apps are increasingly dependent on external APIs and third party app providers (which, in turn, are reliant on other APIs and apps).While this type of modularity allows for product flexibility and rapid development, it can be difficult to address any issues that arise. If even one component of this chain breaks, it can have a domino-effect on its dependents, whereas a simi...

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Testing early and often for performance problems is an essential step in ensuring that you are delivering the best digital experience possible for your users. And, as anyone who has had to address performance problems once they are in production knows:  it sucks. Ideally, you want to catch any performance issues at the source. But, for many businesses this isn’t a reality. Why? We’d argue because they are still treating performance as special, rather than addressing it as an ongoing area to focus on.We advocate for treating performance...

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Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Velocity San Jose conference. With the objective of helping teams build and maintain complex distributed systems, Velocity is a major industry conference that Rigor sponsors on an annual basis. My personal goal in attending was stay on the forefront of DevOps, see more cutting-edge examples of how teams are leveraging technologies such as APIs, and gain a better insight into how Rigor can solve the problems our customers are facing today.Over the two days of the conference, I attended a range of...

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I’m a relatively new addition to Team Rigor, and, as with any new position, I’ve had the opportunity to be immersed in the company’s culture. At Rigor we have Core Values that drive the way we do business and treat one another. My personal favorite Core Value is Win as a Team.This Core Value is lived out in a variety ways at Rigor--from celebrating wins on Slack to sharing quotes from happy clients during all-hands meetings. I love this part of our culture because I think that the best things in life are even better when they are sha...

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