Software IQ Test: Application Performance Crossword [Interactive Puzzle]

Consider yourself an application performance expert? Put your knowledge to the test in this interactive crossword puzzle. And don't forget to share it with your friends on social!   Completed the crossword challenge? Share your results on Twitter!   … [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...]

Users Like Cool Stuff, But Will They Wait For It?

I just finished reading RadWare’s new report on Page Speed and Web Performance.  Their analysis shows how performance relates to how web pages are built and delivered.  Surprisingly, what they found was that despite the known effect performance has on web page conversions … [Read more...]

Pager Duty Integration Enables One Stop convenience for Alerting

Exciting news today for AlertSiteUXM customers and Pager Duty Customers!  AlertSite UXM is now integrated into the Pager Duty platform- and vice versa so to speak. “We’re thrilled to partner with PagerDuty as many of our customers already know and love them,” said Denis … [Read more...]

Performance Monitoring Will Need to Join the Crowd

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

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

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

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...]

The Software Naughty List: Most Hilariously Bad Tech Jokes, Puns and Memes of the Year

The Software Naughty List from SmartBear Inspired by the character “Schmidt” from the popular sitcom, New Girl, we have a fun little tradition around the office at SmartBear headquarters called the  “DB Jar” where participating colleagues can “jar” one another (fine them … [Read more...]

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

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...]