Monitoring your Internet speed with DataDog


Here’s a project by David Merrick:

Occasionally, my home Internet speed slows to a crawl, and I was curious to get some more insight into whether there’s a pattern, and to have data to show my ISP if needed.

Check out his writeup at:


This is pretty cool! I noticed this after posting my take on a speedtest app. I wonder if his takes advantage of websockets as its a node.js based app - thats one thing I’ve struggled with getting solid/accurate speedtests, since migrated to websockets for their new site.