In his posting on AEP Web SDK Debugging, which is excellent, my colleague Julien Piccini wrote about Data Elements, Promises, and how you can use _satellite.setVar() to store return values. As always when I see someone use setVar, my first reaction is "I should really finish this post about why I don't use setVar at … Continue reading Why I do not use setVar
Last year, in April, I opined that a big change was coming for all of us who work with Analytics, Target, or Audience Manager. That change has been in the making for some time. I remember how Bret and Ben dropped some subtle hints some time ago in London. They were clearly exited, and, as … Continue reading Adobe Experience Platform Web SDK
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?
We interrupt our regular schedule for a very quick tip today, one that I learned about just last week: you can pass data into the getVar() method, and use that data inside your Custom Code Data Element! I learned about that from fellow #measure slack contributor Francis Li, and, somewhat embarrassing, should've seen it a … Continue reading Quick tip: Passing Data into a Data Element
This is a guest post by my colleague Ben Wedenik, one of the people who wrote the Adobe Client Data Layer Extension for Launch. When my colleagues and I started to develop the “Adobe Client Data Layer” Launch Extension, we wanted to make the concept and technology of an Event Driven Data Layer (EDDL) available … Continue reading Lean Analytics with the Adobe Client Data Layer
One reaction to last weeks article on the ACDL was from @AnalyticsNinja, and it was about the 500ms wait time I mentioned: 500ms setTimeout() in click handlers.... Isn't navigator.sendBeacon sufficient? — Analytics Sith (@AnalyticsNinja) October 23, 2020 So very right he is, and the only excuse I have is that ... no, I don't have … Continue reading Why not use sendBeacon?
I have pushed this article back so many times that I feel bad for it. So even though one part of the story isn't there yet, I'll publish it now. (Update, the Extension is now publicly available!) The story began with me moving to Switzerland and the Basel office. This office came to Adobe via … Continue reading The Adobe Client Data Layer
Some time ago, I built and released an Extension called "Time spent and Scroll Depth", mostly as an exercise for myself, and because I thought Simo Ahava had really nicely explained how tracking content-heavy sites might work. Since then, I have learned a lot, and I sort of don't want to look back at the … Continue reading Launch Extensions & Cato Fong
Sometimes I have trouble with the beginning of an article. This is such a case. I have been pondering the best way to use Launch to track visitor activity for some time. You know, visitor clicking stuff, SPAs, things like that. It really boils down to two approaches: Use _satellite.track() and put payload into the … Continue reading Launch, Events, and EDDL – aka Jim changed my mind