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Archive for August, 2013

Pingdom’s must-read articles #55

web performanceEvery week we bring you a set of fresh articles from around the web that we think you should consider having a read through. Here’s this week’s selection. Hopefully you find something interesting and useful.

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Talking the talk of web performance

states-105-iconWorking in the performance industry you’re surrounded by many technical terms. Of course, we need to have many terms and phrases to be able to communicate about specifics.

There’s no doubt that much of what we deal with on a daily basis can be very complex, so we need to be careful with how we label and describe things.

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timerAre you curious about what a Pingdom account can do for you? Or do you want to further your knowledge of the importance of monitoring your websites and servers?

Then we have an exciting webinar for you. There is so much more to Pingdom than meets the eye and this is a golden opportunity to find out what and how.

Join us for a free webinar on September 4.

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My first nine months as Project Manager DevOps at Pingdom

morgan pingdom devopsAll of us working at Pingdom are geeks at heart and passionate about making the web faster and more reliable. Even though we work in different positions with different sorts of tasks, we all work together as a team to accomplish our goals.

With this article, we want to give you insight into who we are, not just as a company but as a team and as individuals.  Hopefully this will be a recurring feature on our blog and we kick off with featuring Morgan Sundqvist, Project Manager DevOps, and his first nine months at Pingdom.

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Pingdom’s must-read articles #54

web performanceEvery week we bring you a set of fresh articles from around the web that we think you should consider having a read through. Here’s this week’s selection. Hopefully you find something interesting and useful.

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CSUMB-LogoIn a recent blog post, Kevin Miller, Web Programming Specialist at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), mentioned how they monitor their various web services, including how they use Pingdom to keep things running. We took some time to talk to Kevin to find out more about CSUMB, their online services, and how they use Pingdom website monitoring.

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transaction monitorWe’ve covered how to use the Pingdom Transaction Monitor to keep an eye on logins and form submissions before here on the blog. Today we will take that a step further and look at how you can monitor logins and applications that require basic authentication. We’ll actually  present you with two ways of doing this: one using the Transaction Monitor and one using a regular HTTP check.

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Pingdom’s must-read articles #53

web performanceEvery week we bring you a selection of fresh articles from around the web that we think you should consider having a read through. Here’s another fresh mix of articles. Hopefully you find something interesting and useful.

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pingdom customer serviceWe take customer service very seriously at Pingdom. If you need to get in touch with us, for whatever reason, you can do so via phone, email, chat, and social media. We’ve even made it easy for you by collecting all service and support information in one place.

Twitter is one of the channels we use for support. In fact quite a number of messages to our Twitter account @pingdom are really support issues. Now we ask ourselves, and you, if we should set up a separate Twitter account just for support?

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Pingdom’s must-read articles #52

web performanceDo you have any exciting plans for the weekend? Hopefully you find some time to read through this varied mix of articles consisting of Amazon AWS, Chromium, Evernote and Graphite, usability tools, and more.

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