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Retry on Failure + Threshold Alerts: Optimize Your Team’s Monitoring Notifications

Retry on Failure + Threshold Alerts: Optimize Your Team’s Monitoring Notifications

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

Have you ever been notified of an API monitoring error late at night, only to find out that it was a temporary network error? Or do you have false positives in your API monitoring data that are affecting your customer reports?

Timeout errors can affect any API, maybe because of a temporary bad internet connection, or a complex database operation. And a lot of times, a simple re-run might return a 200 response. That's why we recently added a new feature...

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Categories: announcements, product, monitoring


New Year's Resolution: How (and Why) to Give Back to the Developer Community

New Year's Resolution: How (and Why) to Give Back to the Developer Community

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

A new year has arrived, and that usually means new resolutions for most of us. One resolution that has been on my mind for 2017 is a simple question: how can I give back to the developer community this year?

Having worked as a developer, developer evangelist, and content writer in the past few years, I have gotten a lot of help from a lot of different sources: discussions with friends and work colleagues; talks and workshops at meetups and conferences; online communities like Stack Overflow, Hacker News, Slack groups, Facebook groups, etc.

But, consuming that knowledge is often easier than contributing to it. For example, it probably took me a good couple years before I started interacting and upvoting on the Stack Overflow community. It took even longer for me to be comfortable writing and sharing my first blog post.

So, if you made a similar resolution to give back to the developer community this year and need some help on how to get started, we're going to cover a few different ways that you can do that. First, we're going to talk about online communities: GitHubStack Overflowsocial media, and writing. Then we'll move to offline communities and talk about meetupsconferences, and public speaking.

Every section will include some general advice, and also some more in-depth links. But before we get to...

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Categories: community


Global API Monitoring: Analyze Your APIs Response Time from 16 Distributed Locations

Global API Monitoring: Analyze Your APIs Response Time from 16 Distributed Locations

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

When your API is a core part of your business, one of the biggest challenges is ensuring that all your customers have a fast response time. Nowadays, even small businesses might have a distributed, global customer base, and you don't want them suffering from a slow and unresponsive experience.

It's crucial that your API is just as fast from your office, as it is from across the globe.

The year is almost over, but we're still working hard here at Runscope. We've just added two new locations that you can use to test and monitor your API...

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Categories: announcements, monitoring


Announcing Microsoft Teams Integration

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

At the beginning of November, Microsoft joined the chat-based workspace apps with Microsoft Teams to compete with Slack, HipChat, and others. It's fully integrated with Office 365, and has features that users of other apps have come to know and love such as bots and connectors, and some new cool ideas like tabs.

Here at Runscope, we know that regardless of the chat application your company uses, monitoring your APIs and being quickly notified of any errors is important...

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Categories: announcements, integrations, monitoring


Introduction to GraphQL

Introduction to GraphQL

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

During the past year or so you might have heard or come across an article about GraphQL, especially if you're working with React. More recently, GitHub announced GraphQL support to one of their APIs. If you're wondering what GraphQL is and how it works, below is a quick primer.

In this article, we'll cover the basics of GraphQL, with some examples of how you can easily test a GraphQL API...

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Categories: howto, graphql


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