Without unified visibility across your entire stack, it can be difficult to investigate backend dependencies when troubleshooting frontend issues, or to track the source of database failures that originate from bad browser requests. Full-stack visibility gives you the insight you need to pinpoint and resolve incidents quickly.
Microsoft had a stellar quarter in Q3 of this year beating expectations in all its three core segments. The demand for its Azure cloud services continues to grow. The other heavy tech giants such as Google and Amazon also reported gains, thanks to an increase in stimulus e-commerce spending and work from home extension policies.
In our previous article we talked about Synthetic Monitoring—a technique used to automate the testing and monitoring of resources by performing simulated user interactions and API calls. Now we're going to look at a complimentary technique called real-user monitoring which takes a more passive hands-off approach.
Today’s Tip focuses on one of Catchpoint’s core functionalities: our real user monitoring or RUM solution. While recording and replaying transactions with Catchpoint’s synthetic monitoring offering is undeniably robust and powerful thanks to our 830+ worldwide monitoring locations, it doesn’t change the inherent value of live data when it comes to analyzing real user experience.
A broken or poor performing XHR can significantly impact a user’s experience with a page by slowing down the load time or causing it to break entirely. Many of our customers monitoring web applications agree that monitoring and optimizing XHR calls is the biggest lever they have to improve application performance. In April of this year, we announced that Raygun Real User Monitoring can now surface analytics into the response codes from XHR calls.
According to a report by Google, mobile users abandon webpages if the load time is more than three seconds. In other words, even a fractionally slower website will lead to a bad user experience and increased bounce rates. Today’s users are more demanding and expect near-instantaneous load times and seamless experiences. If you can’t meet their expectations, they’ll find other websites or applications capable of providing a better experience.