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Synthetic Monitoring, Using Scripting That's Built for Humans
by Damian Roskill on

Scripting a web browser to imitate a human (otherwise known as automated synthetic web transactions) is awesome. Seriously—it’s an amazingly flexible and useful tool. Web developers can script against an application for testing purposes. For those figuring out how to scale a web application, you can use scripts to bring massive amounts of load to an app and see where...

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Tags: Selenium, synthetic monitoring, Synthetics

Determining the health and status of a web application over time is an important task for both provider and end user in today’s highly distributed, SaaS-based world. There are plenty of methods used to monitor applications today, from the simplistic ping approach to a complex in-depth test. Ensuring visibility into performance without breaking the app—or worse, the budget—is a difficult...

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Tags: end user experience, IT troubleshooting, synthetic monitoring

Synthetic monitoring uses scripting to simulate what actual users are experiencing in a SaaS or web application. IT often doesn’t have to interact with SaaS or web apps, especially if they’re only used by certain users or departments. So synthetic monitoring helps IT to understand baseline performance over time, then see deviations from it when users complain. Synthetic monitoring can...

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Tags: monitoring points, Selenium, synthetic monitoring

Synthetic monitoring is a modern way to see the performance of today’s SaaS and web applications and networks. It uses scripting to emulate the paths that end users take as they experience an application. Why We Need Best Practices for Synthetics Synthetic monitoring provides IT staff with performance context for business-critical SaaS and web apps. Except for company-wide deployments, IT...

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Tags: end user experience, SaaS applications, synthetic monitoring


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