(For Feike, who was an awesome colleague, and a terrific human being) (This may or may not be the first installment in a series of "Working with Launch" articles. I feel there are a lot of things that I want to write about, so we'll see.) Today, I want to point out two aspects of … Continue reading Working with Launch: Libraries
For some reason, I have lately been exposed to a lot of Angular Single-Page Applications. As you probably know, SPAs are the mortal enemy of the analyst, or at least the implementer, but as you also know, we must overcome our fears to grow. Or something like that. While this sounds empowering to some, and … Continue reading Basic Tracking – Angular SPA & angulartics2
Another article in the "Launch - Make an Extension" series. See the other ones here: Overview, Setup, Coding, Debugging, on a Mac, and Reloaded I had an hour or so of deep frustration the other day, when I tried to transition an Extension I had built from "Development" state (in which it can only be … Continue reading Launch – Make an Extension – Publish
I was reading Jim Gordon's excellent article on Adobe DTM vs. Launch a while back. If you haven't read it, do. It is excellent. While reading it, I started to think about one aspect, and how I think there is an awesome opportunity for a nitpick in it: Jim (and most people I know) say … Continue reading Nitpick: Launch does not support Page Load Rules
Yes, I know, Launch. But I had this post in the pipeline for some time now, and here you go. As a bonus, I have noted where Launch, by Adobe, handles things differently. If you came here from my "battle post", then this is some background that'll help you understand why I wrote the other … Continue reading The Mechanics of Loading Analytics Code with DTM
In April 2013, I wrote about "Dynamic Variables", a mechanism that helps remove duplication in the tracking URLs, making the tracking requests potentially shorter. Even at the time, the original reason for doing so was no longer a show stopper: Internet Explorer up to version 9 had the annoying habit of not requesting any URLs … Continue reading Dynamic Variables – still a thing?
No beating about the bush this time, I'll just spit out what I have to say: There is no reason to embed DTM staging libraries anywhere, like, ever! I don't actually think this is controversial, more of an example of what I heard a colleague say the other day: "common sense" and "common practice" are … Continue reading Always deploy DTM production libraries
Someone asked me the other day: if I cannot currently run tests to improve data quality, is there anything else I can do to make my data better? Now there's a good question! The obvious, easy, and somewhat lame answer is: well, why can't you run tests? You'd be able to catch and prevent, like, … Continue reading Bad Data – Prevention & other Aspects