by timdaish » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:40 pm
This application is made freely available to all customers of NCC Group’s monitoring service; users are encouraged to view a demo and then download, install, use and adapt the application code according to their own organisation’s requirements and working practices.
The application provides a Non-Interactive Display of monitoring data pulled from the Monitoring API in XML format and polls for new data every 5 minutes. Note that each API call will count against your daily account limit. Customers with an existing application using the API should assess the risk of using this application simultaneously and adapt the application to use the data already retrieved and/or saved in a database. Users without an existing API application may find this application immediately beneficial.
This application has been designed as a front-of-office display that could easily run on a large, wall-mounted display in an ops./devt. centre. It provides a simple, easy-to-read and up-to-date summary of the availability and performance status of an organisation’s web sites. A user or team may easily observe the status of pages, user journeys and web services being monitored and view the severity of any open errors. It is recommended that users enable the optional filter to display the information on a “Report By Exception” basis. Additionally, a few gauges have been added to demonstrate alternate ways of displaying critical monitoring and error information. Note that usage is session-based; both login and account selection will be required each time the application is initiated.
The displayed data does not link to any part of the NCC Group’s monitoring portal. This application is independent of, and does not replace any existing monitoring solution or application offered by NCC Group Web Performance; it complements the NCC Group’s Monitoring Portal and Interactive Display by providing information in an alternative format.
View a live-demo at:
Download the source from my GitHub repository:
https://github.com/timdaish/NID-NCCGroup-API. Please read the associated ‘readme’ file for further information.