How-To: Improving SEO with RUM

In this How-To video, we’re going to look at Real User Monitoring in the context of how you can apply it to a specific use case. Real User Monitoring, or RUM, is an event-based solution for monitoring customer experience. In other words, it measures the performance of a webpage from the perspective of the user’s machine.  In our previous video on RUM, we looked at how to…

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HLS Monitoring with Catchpoint

In this tech tip, we are focusing on HLS (HTTP Live Streaming), a streaming protocol released by Apple in 2009. HTTP Live Streaming is widely used and it isn’t just limited to streaming services like Netflix or YouTube – it’s an important protocol for all content providers and CDNs. You’ll basically find HLS anywhere people want on-demand streaming. In this week’s video, we’ll…

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Instant Test Integration with Slack

In this week‘s Tip of the Day, we’re going to explore more of Catchpoint’s third-party integrations.   Last week, we discussed how Catchpoint can be integrated with existing collaboration tools focusing on Slack. The demo walked through the process of setting up an integration with the communication platform, specifically how to feed Catchpoint alert data into a Slack channel.  Today, I’m going to show…

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How to Set up an Integration with Slack

In this week’s tech tip, we are going to show you how to set up an integration with the instant messaging and collaboration app, Slack. These days, collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams are indispensable to the distributed workforce. In addition to being an instant messaging system that lets you bypass email, Slack has lots of add-ins for other workplace tools. These include the ability to deliver alerts (with any necessary supporting information) to the right team members, allowing…

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Digital Experience Monitoring 101 – Know Your Node

One of the areas highlighted in end-user reviews from Catchpoint’s Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction was the depth and breadth of visibility our global node network provides.  “Any time we have had a question about an element of our environment we have been able to create a Catchpoint test to measure it. The data collected by Catchpoint tests is in-depth and…

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Scripting with Catchpoint Recorder

Today’s tech tip is focused on one of Catchpoint’s web tools that deserves attention: the Catchpoint Recorder.   What is the Catchpoint Recorder? It’s a Selenium-based Chrome extension that allows you to capture, automate, and replay multi-step transactions. Monitoring multi-step transactions as well as single pages is essential to identifying problems and detecting site-wide outages.   The Catchpoint Recorder helps anyone interested in monitoring multi-step transactions. Developers, SREs, and ITOps will all benefit from the ability…

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