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Monitoring your sites for key performance metrics like Page Load or Visually Complete is important, because it helps uncover errors, outages, and critical defects. When performance degrades, you have to figure out why. While reading a waterfall diagram can help provide insight into what the browser was doing, you are still trying to reconstruct what the user experienced by looking at a timeline showing when a browser requested and received content. This is kind of like trying to experience a Broadway musical by only reading the sheet music. To...

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Monitoring is essential to ensuring that digital properties are performing and functional. Because digital performance monitoring works best if you are watching all key areas of your sites and applications, customers rely on Rigor to provide ongoing insight as to the performance of their sites.This is important for companies of all sizes, however, enterprise organizations also face the added challenge of monitoring hundreds or thousands of business critical and revenue generating websites or web-based applications at scale. To effectively...

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New Feature: Optimization Powered by RBCv3

Hanna Woodburn

Web development teams that focus monitoring and improvement activities solely on application availability miss many opportunities for improvement. To help address this gap, Rigor’s Optimization platform is all about finding and translating specific performance problems in your app into actionable steps you can take to improve overall performance.Rigor continues to build tools that enable teams to better identify and resolve issues early and often. To further this mission, Optimization has scripting functionality that can test multi-page f...

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Today Rigor is launching an awesome new way to track and trend your web performance to ensure you get fast and stay fast: Performance KPIs.We all know that performance of your site directly impacts your business. But different types of companies, and even different departments inside the same company, have different metrics they need to keep an eye on. For instance, IT/Ops looks at uptime and first byte time, or advertising teams track onload and fully loaded, since those typically define when ads can appear.With Rigor's Performance KPI...

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Powering up Rigor’s Test Check

Billy Hoffman

Today Rigor is launching a new workflow for testing checks that is faster, easier, and more comprehensive. While improving how users can test a check sounds boring and unsexy, it actually provides a ton of value.Why? Simple. Customers get more value out of performance monitoring when they have more comprehensive checks. For example, monitoring the performance of an entire checkout process is often more valuable than just testing a single page. Similarly, monitoring and alerting with different types of thresholds and assertions, such as star...

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In the past year, we have released a number of major new features to Rigor Monitoring and Rigor Optimization. What you may not know is that the majority of these features were driven by suggestions from Rigor users based on their needs. In this post, I want to give you a peek behind the curtain to show how suggestions from Rigor users become the features we rely on every day.At Rigor, we are always working to expand the scope of both what performance data we can collect, trend, and alert on, as well as what...

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Today we are excited to release our two newly branded and integrated products as part of our digital performance management platform: Rigor Monitoring and Rigor Optimization.Each of these products cover a different aspect of the performance improvement lifecycle:Rigor Monitoring captures, trends, and alerts on performance data collected proactively 24/7 from around the world. Rigor Optimization programmatically analyzes performance data to identify, prioritize, and optimize content that is negatively impacting performance.Read More