#22 Todd Gardner, Track:js

Summary
Todd Gardner tells me about Track:js, a JavaScript error tracking tool and how to get a three month free trial.

Details
Todd's background; what is Track:js, client side errors, stack trace; when to use Track:js in the life-cycle of an app, challenges of production JavaScript apps; installing and using Track:js, turning it on and off for periods or for particular browsers; overhead of Track:js, duck punching and monkey patching; Track:js is for developers, not for marketing analytics; who uses Track:js, high end developers, value per customer; building a scalable system and gathering the data, 120 errors a second reported, hosting in Azure, throttling, elastic search; choosing a cloud platform, BizSpark support, Digital Ocean, Amazon, self hosting, OVH; security issues with data being tracked, what is and is not tracked; local installs of Track:js; monatizing Track:js, subscription tiers; Azure queueing strategy; future development of Track:js, convergence of Angular, Ember and React; how to get a three month free trial.

Book recommendations
How to Win Friends & Influence People

Third-Party JavaScript

The Book of Awesome by FAKEGRIMLOCK

#21 Henry Cipolla, Localytics

Summary
Henry Cipolla of Localytics and I discuss analytics, its real time uses and how Localytics tools work.

Details
Henry's background, what Localytics does; SDK; analytics and app marketing; recording user behavior; how customers use data from Localytics; figuring out what customers do and want; acting on data; competitors; how it works, AWS, real time processing, Scala, Angular, Mongo, Hadoop, Redshift; growing the system; incorporating third party tools and figuring out how to remove them, moving large volumes of data; scaling; tracking users and privacy; advice on using big data, queues, store all data, tagging; misunderstanding the cloud.