3 Steps To Avoid Service Level (Dis)agreements

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You ask a friend to ‘check’ on your dog while you’re away. Obliging, your friend goes to your house, rings the doorbell to listen for a bark and then returns to their car. However, when you made the request you really wanted your friend to go into the house for a bit, make … [Read more...]

Finding the Balance Between User Experience and Monetization

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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...]

Amazon’s Summer Sales Event And How It Will Affect Web Traffic

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Most large retail operations are preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday season.  Even those who aren’t actively preparing for it are at least thinking about it.  Updates are put in place to eCommerce, the applications, the navigational paths, … [Read more...]

Mobilegeddon is Coming: What They Don’t Tell You About Google’s New Search Algorithm Change

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I love it how Google names its major search algorithm releases so adorably—“Bad news is, this algorithm change is capable of crippling your online business and costing you a fortune in potential revenue, but hey it’s not so bad, look at the bright side—we <3 … [Read more...]

Swarm Monitoring

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Previously I wrote about crowd-sourced monitoring and how in order to monitor crowd-sourced applications you should monitor in the crowd itself. This week I want to talk about monitoring robots, specifically, groups of robots or swarms (which are two different things). … [Read more...]

Performance Monitoring Will Need to Join the Crowd

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A number of applications or apps have been developed that rely on crowd-sourcing to work. It’s a change in architecture that is a natural progression of the current state of the art of software development and delivery; by component architecture on distributed infrastructure … [Read more...]

One Dress, Two Llamas, FREE Performance Monitoring and the Future of the Internet

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I wonder how many bored or stressed people out there were thinking to themselves, “I’ll never make it to the weeken—” just as they scrolled down to see the interweb gods had blessed our newsfeeds with the “Llamas on the Lam” story last Thursday afternoon. It’s fun to imagine … [Read more...]

How to Turn a SoapUI NG Pro Test into an API Production Monitor

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At SmartBear, we know that ensuring API quality is absolutely critical in modern software delivery— we are after all, the creators of SoapUI NG, the #1 API testing tool in the world. As the creators of the industry-leading performance monitoring solution, AlertSite UXM, we … [Read more...]

11 Costly Website Crashes and Application Performance Bloopers to Learn from in 2015

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Looking back a year from now, this is one annual roundup list you won’t want to make. Throughout 2014, we bore witness to an eclectic assortment of costly web performance hiccups that met the public eye, spanning many different industries, causes and end-users. Yes, your … [Read more...]

Can Our CMO Learn to Record a Complex Web Transaction Faster than the New Star Wars Episode VII Trailer?

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If you're a Star Wars fan like us, you might agree that the new trailer for Episode VI: The Force Awakens released on November 29 felt like it went by at lightspeed. After all, it was only one minute and thirty seconds in length...which is nothing (especially compared to the … [Read more...]