I had an extremely brief discussion the other day about custom code, Extensions, and data quality, with Urs Boller. You all know how much those three topics mean to me, and that I have some opinions on all three of them. I also have a lot of respect for Urs, so when he challenged my … Continue reading No Custom Code – is an Extension the answer?
A title that could not be more humble, for an article that has two parts. In hindsight, I should have made it two articles, but hindsight is a fair-weather friend, and yours truly doesn't mind long articles. In the first part, I will sing a song of praise to the consultant in our industry. I … Continue reading Consultants (can) do Everything
The subject of today's article is "things we do, well, because, and which we should stop doing." https://media.giphy.com/media/3oKIPj8bJ9ky9ubKGQ/source.gif Below, you can find a list of things that I, personally, would a) not do anymore, and b) like to eradicate from any deployments I have ever participated in. I'd also like to erase them from my … Continue reading Out with the Old!
For the last 5 years and a bit, I have been working in the Adobe office in Basel. I came here more or less by chance, and it turned out to be a nice and interesting place. The Basel office came to Adobe via the acquisition of Day Software. It is the place where AEM … Continue reading Analytics for Developers
If you currently build a mobile app for iOS or Android, and you want to integrate Analytics, Target, Audience Manager, Campaign, you have the choice: you can use the good old Mobile Services SDK and Campaign SDKs, or you can use the new Adobe Experience Platform Mobile SDK, which is driven from the Launch user … Continue reading Mobile SDKs – which one?
Imagine I would design and build footballs. I mean footballs as in "football", not "American Football". This distinction is pretty much where my knowledge of and experience with football ends. I played 6-a-side in the UK for 10 years and scored exactly 10 goals in that time. I am absolutely rubbish. I think I managed … Continue reading Responsibility – best served in layers
This is the English version of an article I wrote on my now-defunct German Webanalyse auf Deutsch blog. It is very slightly off topic, I guess, but maybe you'll learn why great Analytics teams always seem to contain this one total douche, who doesn't even know what a KPI is. I read my old post … Continue reading Analytics Team Roles
I built an Extension some time ago that enables someone to set contextData for Analytics directly in the Launch UI. You can see the source code for that Extension on github, of course, but today, I want to write about some of the stuff that went into the Extension. This is also, in a way, … Continue reading Extensions and Adobe Analytics – get-tracker and augment-tracker
Those of you who have been to the Adobe Summit, or any other big event like it, may have been a victim of post-Summit blues - the feeling when you're back from a couple of ridiculously intense days of listening, meeting, talking, discussing, and fully committing to one single subject. It is part exhaustion, part … Continue reading Quo vadis, W4D?
This is a guest post from @ursboller (Rockstar tip Adobe Summit EMEA 2019) Ever since I worked with adobe workspace there has been one big challenge: the documentation of the implementation needs to be up to date. Not only for you as analyst but also for everybody else using the data it is crucial to … Continue reading Adobe Analytics documentation 2.0