Use synthetic monitorsedit

This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

Synthetic monitoring extends traditional end-to-end testing techniques because it allows your tests to run continuously on the cloud. With synthetic monitoring in the Uptime app, you can assert that your application continues to work after a deployment by reusing the same journeys that you used to validate the software on your machine.

You can use synthetic monitors to detect bugs caused by invalid states you couldn’t predict and didn’t write tests for. Synthetic monitors can also help you catch bugs in features that don’t get much traffic by allowing you to periodically simulate users' actions.

Start by learning the basics of synthetic monitoring, including how to:

Diagram of the lifecycle of a synthetic monitor: write a test

Then explore more synthetic monitoring topics to get the most out of your tests, including:

Finally, learn how to view and interpret data from your synthetic monitors in the Uptime app: