A very, very long time ago, when the world was in a much simpler shape, when there was only simple, one-cell life forms in some murky ponds, and the air had high levels of CO2, NH3, and CH4, when temperatures were much higher than today, and rain would fall for millions of years on end, … Continue reading Why Context Data is cool when you have multiple Report Suites
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
I've pondered, written, deleted, re-written, forgotten, re-written, merged, and then deleted this article a bunch of times before. What you're reading today is like the 50th iteration. The kudos go entirely to my colleagues in product management and engineering, who (in my opinion) are doing a blast of a job with Launch and the Extension … Continue reading Consent and Launch
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
In 2015, I wrote that I think "agile analytics" would currently not work, mainly because we lack people who take on the "product owner" role, i.e. people who are good at guiding, prioritising, evangelising, and occasionally steamrolling, our efforts. A year later, I opined that as an industry, we are not a great fit for … Continue reading Agile & Analytics – still Friends