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Data Quality at the Adobe Summit

This year, I had the opportunity to run a hands-on lab about data quality at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas, and I’ll run the same lab again in London on the 10th. The lab was mainly about the test

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Posted in Automation, DTM, Integration, Javascript, TDD

Adobe DTM + Adobe Analytics Media Module + YouTube = ❤️

Today, I’m happy to present the first ever guest post on webanalytics for developers! Written by Stefan Schäfer, it deals with DTM, the Media Module, and Youtube video. Have fun! If you use Adobe DTM together with the Adobe Analytics

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Posted in DTM, Integration

Debugging 2017.02

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

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Posted in AppMeasurement, DTM, Integration, Javascript, Page Code, Tips

Wanna test? Mac Edition


Yay! Testing! My beloved pet peeve! When I wrote the step by step article on how to set up for testing on Windows, I optimistically and somewhat dismissively wrote I am 100% sure you can easily show your friendly marketer

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Posted in Automation, Integration, TDD

Load Times & DTM


If I say “BAADFX”, do you flinch? You’re a developer, so I guess you should. I’m talking about the results for your pages on Each letter is the result of a specific category of the test. A is better

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Posted in DTM, Integration, Javascript

Setting up for using the Reporting API – with R

I recently spent a very valuable two hours listening to Tim Wilson’s introduction to R at the eMetrics Summit in Berlin. Given that when I last wrote about setting up for using the Reporting API, I ignorantly omitted R completely,

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Posted in Automation, Integration

SPAs, DTM, and clearVars

For some reason, I see a lot of SPAs right now, some of them actually embedded into otherwise harmless and perfectly likable web sites. I guess they’re not going to go away anytime soon. This article is part of my

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Posted in DTM, Integration, Javascript

Everything but the TMS


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

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Posted in AppMeasurement, Integration, Javascript

Testing is like an Onion

I have tried to justify my approach to testing for digital marketing a couple of times. Given that tools like ObservePoint or HubScan are available, the fundamental question is: do you need my approach at all? My personal answer to

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Posted in Automation, Integration, Opinion, TDD

Test-driven & agile Analytics revisited

In 2014, I went to Berlin to attend “Digital Analytics Hub”, probably the best “conference” in our business. DA Hub evolved out of Gary Angel‘s Xchange. You sit in small groups of people with one discussion leader, and you speak

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Posted in Integration, TDD