SmartBear Study Hall: The Ins and Outs of AlertSite

Hello SmartBear Study Hall readers, Some of you may know who I am, and some of you may not. Or perhaps you’ve heard my voice during trainings, but never gotten a proper introduction. My name is Denis Goodwin and for nearly three years I’ve been the Product Owner of … [Read more...]

The Cloud Just Had a Thunderstorm… Now What?

We’ve all heard about and likely experienced the impact of the most recent Amazon S3 outage, and while it’s easy to pick on Amazon for the wide-spread fallout this outage caused, that’s not the point. Whether your business critical apps are hosted on AWS, Azure, GCP, or any … [Read more...]

Finding the Balance Between User Experience and Monetization

Who would have thought that providing a better experience for people viewing internet content would be so controversial?  You may know by now that Apple announced a new Safari release bringing content blocking extensions to iOS and Mac OSX, emphasizing user experience and … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday Website Performance: Post Game Analysis

  Mid-afternoon on Cyber Monday this week we checked in with a “halftime” report to share some insights on website performance during the busiest online shopping day of the year. As promised, we are back with our retrospective analysis of “Cyber Monday”—which, in … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday Website Performance Play-by-Play: The Ruling on the Web Stands

  Here we are on Cyber Monday afternoon, and right on cue, the holiday shopping web performance-themed articles and blogs continue flow.   And it’s not just APM companies filling up our twitter feeds with attempts to spin up a Marketing angle—technology, business and … [Read more...]

Holiday Season Shopping Cart Abandonment: The Global Website Performance Epidemic

  Holiday-Season-Shopping-Cart-Abandonment-the-eCommerce-Web-Performance-Epidemic from SmartBear   Here we are again. It’s that time we prep for all year—making sure our website performance is optimized for holiday revenue, and watching our calories to … [Read more...]

User Experience Is Bigger Than Data

In a recent previous post,Why Today's APM Solutions Aren't Optimized for DevOps, I discussed the odd contradiction I’ve been noticing lately in the APM marketplace.  Fragmented approaches to APM are being promoted as solutions to support the DevOps ideal of continuous … [Read more...]

Synthetic Vs Real Application Monitoring: Why You Need Both

In order to properly manage your applications and user experience you need to start with monitoring them.  Application monitoring is evolving—from its beginnings of simply pinging a server to see if it is up, to new, more sophisticated techniques which monitor every detail … [Read more...]

Why Today’s APM Solutions Aren’t Optimized for DevOps

In a previous blog, Two APM Takeaways from Velocity Santa Clara 2014, I talked about fragmentation of solutions as a major trend in the APM space. Most vendors are providing a singular solution for some part of performance management, but yet, very few are able to provide a … [Read more...]