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
This is not technically a post, but May is a month with 5 Tuesdays, so: If you weren't able to come to Summit, or just missed the session, I'm happy to announce that you can now see Craig Scribner and me speak about Data Quality! The recording is available online, though you have to drop … Continue reading My Summit session now viewable online
Remember when I wrote an Ode to Charles & Map Local? At the time, I wasn't using DTM a lot. Map Local was the top feature I needed, allowing me to test changes I made to an s_code.js file on a live site without causing any harm to innocent bystanders. These days, I use DTM … Continue reading Charles’ “Replace” is a Winner!
Some time ago I wrote an article in which I dreamt of having some sort of test-driven development capability in online marketing tools. At the time, I said the vendors had to chime in, building hooks, frameworks or APIs into their systems so users and consultants would be able to be test-driven. I had discussions … Continue reading TDD and Adobe Analytics
Yet another article about DTM... I guess by now I can't even get away with calling it a "mini series" anymore, can I?! Today, I want to share a tip that came in handy a couple of weeks ago while troubleshooting a relatively complex implementation with a lot of rules. The topic: I know that … Continue reading DTM – find the rule that does …
I'm guessing that by now, you are sick of reading about DTM. Let me reassure you that I have other articles in the pipeline. Also: let me know what else you want me to write about. Know that I can write about DTM all day long 😉 Anyway, today we're looking at ways to debug … Continue reading How do I debug the JS that DTM injects?
Most developers who work with web sites are working on multiple environments. You'd at least have a development and production environment. Web analytics is no different, we also have different environments. We have different environments in different areas, actually, to the point where I feel I need to explain what there is and how you … Continue reading DTM Property – Report Suite – Staging/Production
The subject today should be very close to you if you're a developer, at least if you are interested in user interfaces and how people use what you develop. I will frustrate you, though. Dip you into cold water and laugh. I might pull you out again and sit you down in front of a … Continue reading Analytics is not a Debugger
When I wrote about debugging mobile apps some time ago I mentioned that one way to get data out of SiteCatalyst Adobe Analytics for troubleshooting is the so-called "Data Feeds" — flat files of raw data delivered by FTP, containing one line per every hit sent. BIG data When you looked at the URL of … Continue reading Using Data Feeds for Debugging