Tag: analytics

Simple, private, self-hosted, cookie free website analytics...one day...maybe

Why am I doing this, again?

I’m totally open to the idea that I will probably end up realising that there are too many problems to solve here and I’ll end up using an off-the-shelf, open source tool instead. But I’m plugging on because it’s fun. I actually now have a very very basic working system that is collecting data from…
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Should I aggregate counts, if and so, when?

As I build this thing I’m constantly thinking about performance. I need registering a page view to be as fast and efficient as possible because on a busy site you don’t want to clog the server up with logging views and you want to avoid race conditions where two page views are updating the same…
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Thoughts on WHAT to track and report

I’ve been thinking about not just HOW to track, but WHAT to track. And these are related. My tracking method will, to some extent, dictate what I can track.  For example, using a simple pixel image or reference to a URL in HTML or CSS will not be able to send me the URL of…
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Getting going

I’ve now got a fresh install of Laravel, which will be the framework I’ll try to build this on – it’s both the framework I’m most familiar with, and the one I’m trying to learn more about. I’m going to try to take an approach called “Test Driven Development” (TDD) – which I’m also trying…
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