A day in the life of going viral!

Since June, Pingdom has been running the #whatdoyoucheck blog contest to learn more about the creative checks our users have come up with (1st #whatdoyoucheck blog post: Using Pingdom to measure your teams happiness!) We decided to leverage our Twitter following of 98k to help spread the word by offering a free Pingdom T-shirt for everyone […]

Monitoring Performance with Multiple Datacenters and Dynamic DNS

When it comes to load times, seconds count. As do milliseconds. You and your competitors both know it. A 100ms latency may sound fast—until you multiply it by the 80 items on your landing page, resulting in an eight-second load time. Considering that one in three users will abandon your site if it hasn’t loaded […]

Measure your team happiness with some software tinkering!

For the challenge of finding creative uses of Pingdom I have created an office happiness monitoring web app that uses the microphone to listen in for a set of positive and negative words spoken, and then determines what the office mood is like. Imagine being able to know when your team morale starts to decline, […]

Status Pages: Building Confidence Through Transparency

If a customer ever gets around to reading your SLA, one key question comes up sooner or later: Have you provided what you promised? You could simply say yes—but that doesn’t give them reason to trust you. A status page does. It conveys accurate, up-to-date information that proves you’ve not only met, but exceeded the […]

Staying on top of website performance anytime, anywhere

In most things, a 95% success rate is excellent. If your website uptime meets this percentage, however, it will be down for more than two and a half weeks every year. Every cache overrun and network bottleneck could stall a revenue stream. It’s crucial that you respond to your website’s every need, whether you’re located […]

Typical Day for Instagram

Yesterday marked five years since the inaugural Instagram photo was posted, and go figure, it was a dog. Co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger went on to launch Instagram the following October and it’s all history from there. Since then, the photo sharing service has joined the ranks of popular social media giants such as […]

Disruptive 3D printing technology

Continuous Liquid Interface Production is a breakthrough technology that grows parts instead of printing them layer by layer. This allows businesses to produce commercial quality parts at game-changing speeds.

Sharpening Your Application Performance Skills

With consumers expecting web sites to load faster and faster while web applications get more complex, it is getting harder to be knowledgeable about every component of your web application. Web performance requires knowledge on subjects like application troubleshooting, firewalls and security, network troubleshooting, database performance, and on concepts like DevOps and cloud. Those are […]