Alexander Francoeur

Alex is a product manager at ruxit. He is the expert in monitoring web applications with a special focus on real user monitoring and synthetic monitoring.

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Mobile-device emulation for web checks

You now have the option of defining a mobile-device profile for each of your web checks. This means that your web checks can now emulate the behavior of any of the most popular mobile devices in use today. Set device type for new web checks With our new simplified web-check creation and edit workflow you’ll find the mobile-device emulation option on the Create a new web check page. To… read more

Web check device profiles & frequency estimates

We’ve improved the web-check creation workflow with the introduction of some great new enhancements. Assign device profiles Now when you create a web check, you can select the device profile of the device type you want to emulate. For full details on mobile-device emulation with Ruxit, see the Mobile-device emulation for web checks blog post. To assign a device profile to a web check Open the Ruxit menu and select Availability & SLA (or… read more

Web check analysis for outages and performance spikes

To get your summer started off right, Ruxit is launching a public beta of our new web check analysis page! You can now dive into the details of any web check run Analysis page to troubleshoot external outages and performance violations. To access a web check run Analysis page Open the Ruxit menu and select Availability & SLA. Select a web check. On the Web checks page, select one of the Top findings (Status, Performance violation, Slowest run,… read more

Revamped Web checks page and Details view!

We’ve added some great new improvements to the Web checks and related Details pages. Web checks page Each Web checks page now provides even more insight into your site’s availability and performance. You can track the results of multiple web checks during any two-hour time range. With sortable columns and filters forStatus, Type of web check, Device profile, and Monitored location, you can quickly access an overview of any web checks… read more

Weekly availability reports are here!

In addition to monthly availability reports, Ruxit now provides weekly availability reports. New users who create web checks in the course of the Ruxit product tour are automatically subscribed to weekly availability reports. This is yet another great benefit of monitoring web application availability and performance via web checks. We’ve updated the reporting workflow slightly to accommodate weekly availability reports. Previously, you could only access availability reports via… read more

Content validation for availability web checks

For some time now, Ruxit has enabled you to add content validations to specific clickpath actions. Now this functionality is available for availability web checks, too. When creating or editing an availability web check you now have the option of adding content validation rules. To create an availability web check with content validation: Select Availability & SLA from the Ruxit menu. Click Add web check. Type in the URL to be monitored. Name the web… read more

New Web check tile available

The new Web check tile can now be added to your Ruxit home dashboard! This valuable addition to the Ruxit tile catalog provides insight into the availability, performance, and location-status metrics tracked by each of your web checks. The web check tile is the missing puzzle piece to your application’s dashboard. This is the perfect way to monitor your applications real users and synthetic web checks in the same place! Not only can you… read more

Availability reports now include monthly trends

Ruxit availability reports now include monthly trends that show at a glance your site’s availability and performance over the last 12 months. Monthly trends enable you to keep track of both your internal and external monthly availability and performance SLAs. Availability reports are emailed to you at the beginning of each month. Alternatively, reports can be accessed any time from the Ruxit UI. To view monthly availability trends: Open the Ruxit… read more

“Wait for next action” clickpath setting

When playing back actions in the form of a recorded clickpath web check, sometimes certain content elements can take longer to render than the load time of the page. To improve this workflow we’ve introduced a new type of wait called wait for next action, which does exactly as its name suggests. This type of wait is especially useful for login pages, credit card authentication pages, and other pages that require lengthy rendering before… read more

Recorder enhancements for clickpath web checks

We’ve introduced two enhancements to the Ruxit recorder that improve the process of recording clickpath web checks and also promote the privacy of recorded data. Locked input fields During recording, all detected password-protected fields are locked automatically (see the Locked text value field below). Text field values are locked and encrypted locally as well as when they are run from any of our 13 global locations. Keypress actions within recorded clickpaths now offer… read more