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Each month Rigor sponsors the Atlanta Web Performance Meetup at our home in the Atlanta Tech Village. This event is a chance for attendees to network with other website developers, designers, and system administrators who all want to improve the user experience, lower abandonment rates, and raise conversation rates by making their websites fast.Various web performance meetups have been founded across the country, with the most notable being the NY Web Performance Meetup and the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Web Performance Meetup.Ou...

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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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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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More and more businesses are joining the eCommerce arena as consumers increasingly take their shopping online. Steadily growing competition in the marketplace means that conversions are more important than ever. However, for you to know what you need to do to convert and win the customers you want, you need information on your customer’s digital experience. This is knowledge you can easily gain via monitoring and acted on with optimization techniques. Here’s why you need both to maximize your business’ bottom line. ...

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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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Web Perfectionist 101: Minification

Jennifer Carlson

Learn about minification in this episode of Web Perfectionist 101.  Billy Hoffman explains the importance of minification for web performance.  Savings from streamlined, minified code supply browsers with all that they require for rendering the site, and removing whitespace or comment text creates an efficient code for your users' browsers.  Want to learn about minifcations specific to your site? Start your Rigor trial today! Watch below or click here.https://rigor-2.wistia.com/medias/1brfkkdhz6?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&v...

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Performance defects are affecting your site more than you probably know, and the traditional approaches to fixing them don't cut it anymore.  Explore some modernized quick fixes that can make a huge impact on web performance and associated ROI; check out the slides from Billy Hoffman's and Buddy Brewer's talk at Velocity Santa Clara on June 23, 2016: Top 10 Performance Defects Costing You Millions.  Scroll through to find out how to improve the performance of your site and potentially save your company millions of dollars. Velocity T...

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