Network Throttling: Monitor the User Experience

Network Throttling When it comes to monitoring web application performance, not only is it necessary emulate user actions, but also network conditions of end-user devices. Network throttling allows you to control connection speeds to better match the experience of real users, allowing you to see web application behavior in specific network conditions. Network connections can…

REST vs. SOAP: Which is Better for Web Services?

Ask two developers whether SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) or REST (Representational State Transfer) is better for accessing web services and you’ll likely get two different answers – and maybe more. It’s a passionate debate, but the reality is that the best solution depends on the application. Let’s take a look at these two options…

The 10 Most Common HTTP Status Codes

As a typical Internet user, nothing is more frustrating than waiting for a web page to display, only to receive a “Page Not Found” 404 error status code. Sure, we try reloading the page, and sometimes that gets the gremlins to start working, but most times, the issue is out of our hands. For all…

API Monitoring and OAuth 2.0 Authentication

What is OAuth Authentication? A Brief History. OAuth 2.0 Authentication, as explained by oauth.net, is a “delegation protocol that is used for conveying authorization decisions across a network of web-enabled applications and APIs.” OAuth was created in 2006 by developers from Twitter and Ma.gnolia, a social bookmarking site. Ma.gnolia was looking for a way to…

Case Study: LuckyVitamin

LuckyVitamin ensures global uptime and performance for millions of customers with the Dotcom-Monitor platform.   Introduction Founded in 2005, LuckyVitamin is an industry leading global e-commerce destination for health and wellness, natural and organic products, vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports and fitness nutrition, food, beauty, skincare, pet, and natural home. LuckyVitamin offers premium quality products and service…

Case Study: Malcolm Group, Inc.

The Malcolm Group emulates the customer ordering process with powerful scripts to ensure a consistent experience.   I’m the Marketing guy for our suite of e-commerce stores. We sell online and our stores must be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But not just accessible, our website needs to work. Any monitoring…

New Feature: EveryStep Web Recorder Console Logger

Dotcom-Monitor continues to add advanced features and functionality to its unparalleled monitoring and testing platforms. The most recent enhancement to announce is console logging, a boost to the EveryStep Web Recorder. Dotcom-Monitor’s EveryStep Web Recorder is a dominant no-code tool used for creating scripts that can be used for synthetic user testing, load and stress…