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 […]

7 Things to Consider in the Wake of Last Night’s Outage

Today many of our friends are probably getting an extra shot of coffee after last night’s outage. Our live map lit up with over 100,000 outages around the world. AWS had a routing problem that caused many sites to go down. The incident lasted around 40 minutes and affected Slack, Netflix, Pinterest and many others. […]

Product as a service

Industrial equipment can be offered on a pay-per-use basis similar to the software as a service model in IT. The emerging concept known as product as a service transforms service from a standalone function within a manufacturer to an integrated product and service offering that delivers value as the product is in use.