Relic Solution: Unlock simplified proactive testing with our next-generation synthetics runtime

Introducing next-generation runtime for synthetic monitoring

There’s no bigger headache to an organization than when end-users express frustration over the user experience! Good thing it’s an avoidable problem.

Synthetic monitoring allows you to proactively test flows through your application so you can identify and resolve performance issues quickly, before they negatively impact your end users’ experience. Today, we announce the release of next-generation runtime for synthetic monitoring, which includes updated functionalities to easily test user flows in your production environment and catch potential issues.

Our next-generation runtime supports the latest version of Chrome (version 100) and unlocks the testing of modern applications requiring newer Chrome versions; the new synthetics runtime also makes browser version updates easier and more frequent. Additional capabilities include use of the got Node request module, async / await support, and a custom timing library, allowing you to explore new synthetic monitoring use cases by reducing required monitor complexity.

With the next-generation runtime, you can spin up monitors with fewer lines of code, maintain browser compatibility over time, and more effectively detect and fix performance issues before they affect end-users. Learn how to set up your synthetics monitors in our new runtime with this quick tutorial:

Read more about our new runtime here!

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Thanks for sharing the update and comprehensive blog, @aphadke, it’s great to see!

Since the new implementation includes changes to the Nerdgraph/GraphQL API, would you happen to know when these changes are expected to make their way into the Terraform provider (and help take a big chunk out of the Synthetics GraphQL milestone)?

Hey @Rishav_old we don’t have an ETA just yet, but it’s on our terraform team’s radar. If we get a solid date ETA for you we’ll share that here.

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Thanks, @RyanVeitch, really looking forward to it. It’s a shame that newly created monitors via Terraform are still relegated to the old/legacy version rather than defaulting to the latest version.

Any update on when the latest runtime will be available via terraform ?