Sunday, August 23, 2015

SSL certificate upgrade

We have updated all our servers with new SSL certificates. There was no downtime. The new certificate is valid for 2 years.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Website update on 8/14 - COMPLETED

We will upgrade the Browshot website to the new version on Friday, August 14th 2015 at 8:30pm PST. We don't expect any outage. You may be switching from the old version to the new ones "randomly" for a few minutes during the upgrade.

You can try the new Browshot at https://beta.browshot.com/. It is much easier to use and works fine on small screens (tablets, smartphones). We've made the dashboard more modular.

We will post updates on this post during the maintenance window.




Updates

8/14 8:31pm: upgrade stated
8/14 8:45pm: server 1/3 upgraded and tested
8/14 8:58pm:  server 2/3 upgraded and tested
8/14 9:18pm:  server 3/3 upgraded and tested
8/14 9:33pm: all secondary servers upgraded
8/14 10:44pm: upgrade is complete

Monday, August 3, 2015

Take screenshots with Microsoft Edge, the new web browser

Windows 10 ships with a new web browser: Microsoft Edge (previously called Project Spartan). It is the default navigator in Windows 10.

We've made the new browser available at https://edge.browshot.com/.

We will add Microsoft Edge as a free instance in the coming weeks. It will not support all features offered by Browshot as the new browser does not support extensions or any other type of automation.





Try Microsoft Edge for free at https://edge.browshot.com/.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Try the new Browshot

We've been working hard over the past couple of months to provide a new version of the Browshot website. We didn't want to put just a new skin on the existing website. We wanted to build the foundation of a better, more user-friendly, website and dashboard.



Try the new version at https://beta.browshot.com/. It shares the same back-end as the main website. Use your current credentials to login. Any screenshot you use will count towards your balance.

We'd love to get your feedback. I hope you'll find the new dashboard easier to use.

We will keep making improvements to the new website. We plan on switching to the new version in a couple of weeks. We will keep improving it based on your feedback.

Try https://beta.browshot.com/ today.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Maintenance on 02/07/2015 - CANCELED

Update: the upgrade has been cancelled

We have scheduled an upgrade of Browshot on Saturday February 7th, 2015 at 8:30pm PST until 10:30pm PST. We expect about no more than 30 minutes of downtime. During this time, the website and the API may return errors.

This is the last step in upgrading our database to a cluster of 3 database servers

We will post updates on this post during the maintenance window.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Status and Uptime pages

We have set up two external websites:

  • http://status.browshot.com/: check the status of the Browshot website and API. You can subscribe to the RSS feed and e-mail alerts to get notified about outages and scheduled maintenance. This website is updated manually.
  • http://uptime.browshot.com/: detailed up-time of browshot.com and api.browshot.com measured every minute by a third party.

You can find additional information on Browshot's network architecture and monitoring at https://browshot.com/status

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Libraries updated (Perl, PHP, Python & Ruby)

We have released a new version of the Perl, PHP, Ruby and Python libraries. They work with the latest version of the Browshot API (1.14). All the unit tests are fully working and their documentation have been updated.

All libraries source code is available on github and on their language-specific repository for easier installation: