No. This could be the shortest post, ever. One word. These days, you really do not have to know what "s_code.js" is, and the only reason I am even writing this is because for some reason that totally eludes me, an old post about it, from back in 2013, keeps being the most or second-most … Continue reading What is “s_code.js”? Do I have to know?
In a call with a customer here in Switzerland, the question came up whether moving from the Mobile Services SDK (vulgo "v4") to the Experience Platform Mobile SDKs ("v5") would lead to a spike in the "First Launches" metric or not. My guess was no. I thought I had heard someone say at some point … Continue reading How does the “First Launches” metric work when you upgrade to the v5 Mobile SDKs?
(aka: the URL is ok like that) In the context of ageing of technical information, obsolete blog articles, and "updating for success"[tm], this is a follow up to the 2013 article Data Centres, which really is out of date by now. It extends and partly supersedes other articles, such as Debugging - the URL, or … Continue reading Edge Nodes, Data Centres & other Updates
So here you are, wondering. Your friendly marketer has told you to add a new tool to the toolbox — Adobe Audience Manager. She told you that you have to implement some code for it to work. You checked the help site and came away none the wiser. Let me help you. There are currently … Continue reading The 2 Faces of the Audience Manager – Analytics Integration
The cool thing about Analytics, from the point of view of a developer: once you have set it up, it is completely maintenance-free! Fire and forget! Or is it? The truth is that a) "once you have set it up" is not the way I would describe Analytics (or other things like targeting, personalisation, testing, … Continue reading Maintenance
There are tools out there that find bogus links on your site, and some even try to find links outside your site that point to nirvana. But your friendly marketer likely wants to have better data than that, so she asks you to build tracking for 404 pages. Now what? Let me explain, both for … Continue reading Tracking 404 Error Pages
It has been almost 3 years since I wrote my article on debugging. I read through it the other day, and couldn't help but notice that my workflow has indeed changed. Time for a new article! I'll stick with client-side this time, as this is where the changes have happened. The second big difference is … Continue reading Debugging 2017.02
There is no "standard deployment". A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with a colleague who hadn't worked with DTM before. He asked me lots of intelligent questions about his somewhat non-standard requirements, and I replied with what I think is the best approach. Whilst doing that, I kept thinking about "the other approach", … Continue reading Discussion – Customize Analytics in DTM
You know what the problem with luxury is? You get used to it. And then it becomes hard to enjoy the little things. I am so used to tag management by now, that when I see how popular the mini-series on the s_code.js file still is, I keep wondering why would people even look at … Continue reading Everything but the TMS
In a meeting a couple of months ago, André Urban (a seasoned colleague of mine) and I got into a sudden and unexpected argument about when exactly s.doPlugins is called. I was convinced it was called as a result of calling either s.t() or s.tl(), while he says it was also called everytime a visitor clicks … Continue reading When exactly does doPlugins run?