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
The most frustrating situation in tech is when you start working on something new, and it won't work. You don't understand what is going on, because your knowledge, quite frankly, isn't there yet, and all the pages you find online give you different, conflicting advice. 'Use the official plugin,' one says, and it shows how … Continue reading Troubleshooting Launch (for beginners)
(aka: the URL is ok like that) In the context of ageing of technical information, obsolete blog articles, and "updating for success"[tm], this is a follow up to the 2013 article Data Centres, which really is out of date by now. It extends and partly supersedes other articles, such as Debugging - the URL, or … Continue reading Edge Nodes, Data Centres & other Updates
I think I can safely say I speak for all of us when I say this: the first time I heard about Launch playing a role in the deployment of Experience Cloud applications on mobile, I immediately thought "tag management! On mobile! I wonder how far it goes!" Ever since, I have wondered how much … Continue reading Adobe Experience Platform Mobile SDKs – What changes need an app update?
This article is part of the Adobe Experience Platform Mobile SDKs mini-series. It is about what you can do in Launch versus coding in the app. You can find the overview here. The one thing a lot of people ask is this: if the AEP Mobile SDKs use Launch, does that mean I can use … Continue reading Adobe Experience Platform Mobile SDKs – Using Launch as Tag Manager (almost) like on the web
I could have called this article "Launch - WTF???" instead, and maybe I should have. This is a quick and brutal journey though the most important concepts you need to know when you start using Launch. Tag Management Let's start from 0. A "Tag Manager", "Tag Management System", or simply "TMS" is a tool that … Continue reading Launch – Concepts
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