I started hearing about Pingdom maybe 2 years (or more ) ago from my favorite podcast Accidental Tech Podcast ad, host Marco Arment - creator of the Overcast podcast player and other pieces of tech (If you're an developer you might enjoy Under the Radar too). I respect his opinions and technical chops so I perked up when I heard him say that he relied on a monitoring product.
Monitoring product? Hey! That's what I'm into!
Fast Forward to today - I'm test running Pingdom for myself. I have a lot of SolarWinds products but what I don't have it a lot of external deployments; meaning almost all of my stuff sits in my network watching from within. Pingdom lets me watch from the outside live on the interwebz and is becoming one of my favorite weapons.
You like SolarWinds' Web Performance Monitor? Me too. Think of Pingdom as like a distant cousin resembling a bumble-bee (No no, its cool. Don't change those colors I like them) but let's dig in.
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Good Lord. This post has gotten ridiculous; and I'm only on Uptime. There's still Page Speed, Transaction, RUM (that consistently makes me think of Pirates) - in lieu of explaining what shenanigans I'm doing with those I want to touch on 2-3 more insanely awesome areas to me - worthy of your time; I think.
One last thing? Real quick, I promise.
Ok I'm going to cut it off here. This has been a lot of fun.
I hope you found some valuable, interesting or just amusing info in this post and look forward to seeing how the rest of you wield Excalibur Pingdom!
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