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“The Best in Performance” video series from Rigor gives you the chance to eavesdrop on conversations with web performance industry experts, thought leaders, and technologists. Listen in as they talk about current trends, challenges, and lessons that impact the APM and performance space today. Why pay for a conference (airfare! hotel! room service!) when you can learn from the best of the best while sitting at your desk (or on your couch)? Check out our recap of episode one with Cliff Crocker, then view full episodes in the series...

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What type of monitoring is best for you?

Victoria Williams

Gone are the days of colossal self-contained, stand-alone applications and singular business processes. Whereas once developers had to spend days and weeks writing functionality into an application, now they can quickly integrate functionality using a host of APIs (application programming interfaces) and microservices that enable them to create systems that are more flexible, modular, and easier to maintain. Let’s not forget about the Internet of Things (IoT), where the end user might even be your refrigerator or your car. According to St...

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Top 10 Blogs of 2016

Victoria Williams

Rigor created a ton of blogs and Web Perfectionist videos in 2016. We focused on a wide range of web performance topics that helped make your sites faster and your processes better. As we kick off 2017, let’s take a moment and review our 10 most popular blogs from last year. MP4 is now the standard format for all online HTML5 video. Although videos are content gold, they can often make your site heavy and slow. In Optimizing MP4 Videos for Fast Streaming, we...

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Synthetic, RUM, and a Brief History of APM

Chapman Lever

Before we dive into the topic of application performance monitoring (APM), it’s important to establish that APM is part of an overall market of products that monitor the performance of software. This market’s beginning revolved around identifying the bottlenecks associated with the various components of an application's infrastructure. There has been an evolution of infrastructure and content over the last 20-23 years of the Web that has contributed greatly to the need for testing a...

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The Hidden Cost of Real User Monitoring (RUM)

Chapman Lever

Every day Rigor robots make 1.5mm visits to over 350,000 web pages and load 23mm assets in browsers from around the world. Because of the large amount of data that we sift through each day, we are able to detect many outages that occur on the internet in real time. Yesterday we saw a sizable outage across many of our customer and research accounts. When we dug down into specific runs we kept seeing the same issue pop up. A piece of javascript on each page was unable to connect back to its server and blocked other content from loading....

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It's that time of year again. Imagery of turkeys and cornucopias have started to litter sidewalks and clutter isles in retail outlets. Children build lists for Santa Claus and parents scour the web in search of this year's hottest new toy. Yes, it's holiday season. Consumers are about to open their wallets in a big way over the next two months as consumer spending reaches the highest points of the year. Ecommerce Retailers must ensure that they are adequately prepared for the load of traffic about to hit their websites. ...

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