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New Runscope API Monitoring Locations with Google's Cloud Platform

New Runscope API Monitoring Locations with Google's Cloud Platform

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

One of the biggest advantages of API monitoring is the ability to test and monitor your API from locations around the globe. This can help teams get an accurate measurement of the performance API users are seeing when working with their APIs, and help monitor and improve the user API experience.

That's why we offer multiple locations for our users to run their API tests from, and why we are excited to announce that we're expanding from 16 to 19 locations! The three new locations we've just added are:

  • US Iowa

  • US South Carolina

  • Finland

Another big part of this announcement is that […]

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Categories: announcements, monitoring, product


How Trustpilot Leverages Runscope Webhooks and Custom Slack Notifications

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

Trustpilot is a review platform where people can read, write, and share reviews for all kinds of businesses. They have also been Runscope users since 2015, and we have featured them in other blog posts, such as how they monitor over 600 microservices.

One of the most important parts of API monitoring is getting notified when something breaks. Trustpilot uses Slack as their main communication hub, and so they rely on notifications that are sent from Runscope to Slack in case something breaks.

The default Runscope-Slack integration was enough for the Trustpilot team for a while. They made sure to use the threshold feature to only receive notifications after a test failed 3 times in a row, and again when the test returns passing, to control the overall number of notifications they would get.

But as their architecture evolved, and their Runscope usage grew, the amount of notifications grew as well. Add those up with other 3rd-party services, and they really started to build up. And getting too many alerts can be just as bad as getting zero alerts. The team started suffering from notification fatigue […]

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Categories: apis, community, customers, debugging, integrations, monitoring


Keeping Sensitive Information Secure with Secrets Management

Keeping Sensitive Information Secure with Secrets Management

By Heitor Tashiro Sergent on .

We are very excited to announce a new feature for our enterprise customers: secrets management! Users can now easily create and manage sensitive information, such as API key or access tokens, and include them in their API monitors without exposing them in test results or 3rd-party integrations.

This feature request has been brought to us by a few customers, especially ones in highly regulated spaces such as finance, or healthcare, but we believe all of our enterprise customers will be able to benefit from it. Here at Runscope, we take extreme care with the security of our users' information, and we also like to provide tools for customers that will help them maintain any security standards they might have internally.

So, how does secrets management work?

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Categories: testing, product, monitoring, howto


What Developers Can Do to Help Achieve High Availability

What Developers Can Do to Help Achieve High Availability

By Theo Despoudis on .

Whose job is it to achieve high availability? Your first thought may go to the IT Ops folks. After all, they are the ones who are responsible for provisioning infrastructure, monitoring for problems and resolving incidents quickly in order to minimize service disruptions.

Yet the burden of high availability should not be on IT Ops alone. Developers play an important role too in making sure that applications and the infrastructure that hosts them are highly available. Let’s explore how in this article.

Defining Availability

For the uninitiated, availability denotes the degree to which a system or a subsystem is in a functional state. Typically this is expressed […]

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Categories: apis, monitoring


Synthetic Monitoring vs. API Monitoring: Why You Need Both

Synthetic Monitoring vs. API Monitoring: Why You Need Both

By Chris Riley on .

There are so many different types of monitoring in the DevOps world today that it can be easy to lose track of them. There’s application performance monitoring and infrastructure monitoring. There’s user experience monitoring, uptime monitoring and real-user monitoring.

And then there’s synthetic monitoring and API monitoring—two types of monitoring that can seem similar, but are actually quite different.

Let’s take a look at what synthetic monitoring and API monitoring have in common, how they differ, and which types of use cases each supports. […]

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Categories: monitoring


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