Iterating on an Interactive UI with ReactJS

by Caroline Shaw on

While building the beta of observ.io over these past few months, Paul tasked me with creating an interactive UI where users could compare individual tests that they have run. The initial ask was: We should help people diagnose problems by allowing them to view different test results and compare th…

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React Design

Building New Things

by Paul Reinheimer on

We're building something new at WonderProxy: a monitoring platform called Observ.io! It's pretty exciting and is a large departure from WonderProxy, which is a website wrapped around some off-the-shelf software (squid). Building new things is scary: there's so much you don't even know you don't know…

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Ping: Not Just for Soviet Submarine Captains Anymore!

by Gemma Anible on

It's also for American submarine captains! We've already talked about how to use traceroute to trace the path information takes through the internet between you and some other computer. What if you're less interested in the route, and more interested in the speed or reliability? Enter ping! Really,…

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Our Cancellation Survey

by Paul Reinheimer on

Like every subscription business, we care a lot about customers leaving. We'd rather they never left! WonderProxy is lucky to still have its first paying customer on boar and plenty of active contracts with auto-increment IDs well under 500. But there's always ways to do better so we implemented a c…

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A Developer’s Guide to Designing

by Caroline Shaw on

Recently at WonderProxy, we started developing a new product that leverages our network of proxy servers. Using the technology of the Where’s It Up API, we started to build out a monitoring service called observ.io. The WonderProxy team first decided to buy some domain names, register our official t…

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Design

Tracing Routes through the Internet

by Gemma Anible on

If you've done any network troubleshooting, you've probably heard of the traceroute tool. It's a command-line utility that finds (traces) all the servers a packet of data will visit as it travels over the internet between your computer and some target server. For example, here's the route packets ta…

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