This post originally appeared on the Upside Travel Engineering Blog. Upside is the first online travel service built just for business travelers, particularly travelers from small and mid-sized companies that can’t access special pricing or quality customer service. We embrace the “Move Fast and Break Things” culture found at the big tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google. […]
Feature management will soon be available in Optimizely X Full Stack Implement feature flags for safe launches, gradually roll out new features, and experiment and iterate on the fly with variables Simplify product development by unifying experimentation and feature management in Optimizely, so you can minimize risk and prove impact As a product development team, […]
Let’s talk about chatbots. My first interaction with a chatbot, like millions of others, was SmarterChild on AOL Instant Messenger, in the early 2000s. SmarterChild offered an early glimpse into the potential that an automated bot could offer to real world interactions. However, personally, it felt like a novelty in the midst of an era […]
This is the 2nd of a series of 3 blog posts covering our APIs, read the first one on the REST API here. Recently, we announced several enhancements to Optimizely’s measurement capabilities. Today, we’ll focus on one of these enhancements, the Event API, which enables teams to send events via HTTP to Optimizely. With the […]
When most people think of Optimizely, they picture a visual user interface: filling in forms to create experiments, dragging and dropping content to make variations, and clicking on buttons to track conversions. This visual interface is a great way to get started with experimentation, but what many users don’t realize is that it’s just scratching […]
Before joining Optimizely, I spent six years at Google working on the Search Quality Team. Experimentation was a core tenet of our development process: every change to Google search results was A/B tested on a small fraction of users before launching to everyone. During my time there we made thousands of improvements to Google’s search […]
Ever find yourself lost in aisle and bin numbers at an Ikea? Would it be easier to Venmo a co-worker via Slack? Want to send a selfie to the cloud? I’ve tried to solve some of these ‘problems’ while learning new technologies and educating developers. It’s always fun solving pain points by using an API […]
Optimizely gives us a strategic advantage when building and validating solutions for our clients. To date, we’ve used the platform to run hundreds and hundreds of tests. During this time, we’ve discovered that we can dramatically scale our strategic advantage by becoming more nuanced in how we craft and deploy Optimizely experiments.
Specifically, my Rocket Code colleagues and I have discovered eight core insights and workarounds that empower us to deliver some truly awesome e-commerce firepower. Collectively, these tips will help your Optimizely experiments run faster with fewer errors and more visibility into how users are interacting with the test variants.