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You bought synthetic monitoring, and you’re well on your way to becoming a #webperfectionist. You can’t wait to dive in and start setting up checks that will give you visibility into performance and will make recommendations on how to improve. You want to configure your account so you can quickly find checks and other users understand what they’re seeing.  You also want the setup to scale if you add more sites, monitors, or complexity; it should be simple to maintain over time.  Lastly, the structure should align with your business g...

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Performance: Not A Finishable Feature

Landon Bennett

This week Peter Chamberlin (BBC) posted some great content about performance as a feature; I highly recommend checking it out. Ultimately, performance is a feature that can increase the metrics that businesses care so deeply about. Although this is true according to wpostat.com,  the key to getting your team and business as a whole to support the constant focus on performance is to first acknowledge a core truth: Performance is not a finishable feature. I actually stole that line from a tweet-storm on the topic, but it describes this so eloque...

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As a performance company, we're always looking for ways to incorporate performance into our development process. With the recent release of version 2 of Rigor Optimization's API, we've been exploring methods of automating some of the manual performance analysis we do as a team. While playing with the new API endpoints, it occurred to us: when we push new code, we automatically run tests to catch functional regressions. Why can't we do the same to catch performance regressions? When we push new code, we automatically run tests to catch function...

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Automating the Performance Optimization Cycle

Landon Bennett

The APM (application performance management) market is addicted to data. Every vendor is in a race to pull the most data and slice it up in more ways. If you don’t have the buzzwords “analytics” or “big data” in your pitch you don’t have a chance. If the end goal is to optimize performance it’s rather interesting that the APM market only addresses half of the Performance Optimization Lifecycle.We have endless tools for measuring and pulling performance data. But, nothing to help analyze that data a...

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