The Boy Who Cried Wolf in Web Performance

Today, performance monitoring involves monitoring the performance, reliability, and availability of every object on the website, including third party vendors, as any of these objects can cause performance problems to the page. Almost every web performance monitoring tool out there will alert on failures of such objects, including HTTP errors…

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Active versus Passive Monitoring

External web performance monitoring tools utilize agents to simulate user activity on a given URL. These tools are also known as Active Monitoring Tools (as they actively simulate transactions) or Synthetic Monitoring Tools. Synthetic Monitoring Solutions rely on browser emulators or actual automated browsers to execute HTTP activity, in others words, to…

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