Blue Apron provides subscribers with fresh, locally sourced ingredients in pre- measured quantities and step-by-step recipes to help chefs of all levels cook incredible meals at home.
Just as Blue Apron makes it easy for everyone to achieve culinary success at home, through Splunk Web Optimization, an extension of Splunk Synthetic Monitoring, engineering teams of all sizes can identify defects and receive step-by-step directions on how to address any hang-ups with speed and ease.
Tom Wilson, principal engineer at Blue Apron, shared how his team leverages Splunk Synthetic Monitoring: “We have seen two big benefits from using Splunk Web Optimization. The heart of it is the dead-simple suggestions on how to improve our website by telling us what is broken, why it is broken, and what we should do to fix it.” The simple, step-by-step instructions on how to improve their site’s performance has helped Blue Apron respond to defects quickly and accurately.
The second benefit is the knowledge base, which includes how-to guides and best practices. “We are starting to elevate performance as a skill set within the team; the knowledge base — in particular, its explanations on best practices — has been incredibly helpful in doing so,” says Wilson.