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People all over the world consume data on a daily basis across a variety of networks, geographies, and devices. You’ve probably lost track of how many applications are on your phone or tablet - applications for shopping, ordering food, checking the weather, reading the news, tracking the stock market, and sharing images, videos, and other content with friends and family (and maybe a few strangers). But how do these applications enable users to consume data across thousands of different devices all around the world, and how does that data g...

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Rigor’s robust Monitoring and Optimization APIs allow our customers to make the most of their data. While many of our customers are familiar with our API, there are some features which might not be as well known. In this article, I’m going to outline three awesome features of the Monitoring API that help users maximize Rigor. This article on our Knowledge Base breaks down how Rigor rolls up data and is the first place you should start.    There is the option to write query...

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There’s the old adage that knowledge is power. We like to think that the same is true of data because it provides insight and can be used as a jumping off point to make informed decisions. Our Optimization product, for instance, is predicated on helping our customers take informed, strategic actions based on the performance data Rigor provides. Within Rigor, users can read data in graphs or dashboards or pull data point-by-point. But what if someone wanted to pull their raw load data out of Rigor? This was the challenge that a customer fa...

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API Testing vs. Monitoring

Hanna Woodburn

With the release of our free API Testing product, APITester.com, we have further enhanced our array of solutions designed to help ensure that you are delivering high-quality user experiences quickly and reliably. We’ve already outlined why API performance matters and what aspects of APIs to test, but what is the difference between API testing and monitoring? As with most things, context matters. The use cases for testing and monitoring are different because the objectives are different. The ultimate goal is to verify that your APIs are...

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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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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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Gone are the days of apps that rely solely on in-house tools. Today’s apps are increasingly dependent on external APIs and apps (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 similar failure in the closed systems of yesterday would have just led to an isolated incident. As such, if your product relie...

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