Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics launches Recorder to generate user flow scripts for canaries

Posted on: Oct 15, 2020

Amazon launches CloudWatch Synthetics Recorder, a Chrome browser extension, to help you create canaries more easily. The Recorder records your click and type actions on a website and automatically generates a script that you can use to create a canary that follows the same user click and type actions.

Canaries are modular, lightweight scripts that you can configure to run on a schedule in order to monitor your endpoints and APIs from the outside-in. Canaries simulate the same actions as a user, which makes it possible for you to monitor your user experience continuously. After you start recording, the CloudWatch Synthetics Recorder detects your actions in the browser and converts them to a script. You can pause and resume the recording as needed. When you stop recording, you can copy the script produced with the Copy to Clipboard button to create a canary in CloudWatch Synthetics.

This feature is available in the following Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), South America (São Paulo), AWS GovCloud (US-East), and AWS GovCloud (US-West).

Download the extension from the Chrome web store today and start recording your user flows into scripts. To learn more about this feature, see the CloudWatch Synthetics documentation. For pricing, please refer to the Amazon CloudWatch pricing.

Credits: CloudWatch Synthetics Recorder is based on the Headless recorder