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Articles by developers for developers about how to best make use of the Optimizely platform.

Animations = Latency


Would you believe me if I told you that you — the speed-and-scale-loving developers you all are — have willingly introduced user-blocking, perceivable latency into your precious applications? If you have any animated effects in your app, then this is very likely to be true! To prove it, I’ll show you how to find, measure, […]

Segment Customers, Now You Can Send Analytics Data to Optimizely!

Thanks to a handy new integration, Segment customers can send custom event and revenue data to Optimizely. Segment allows it’s customers to set up tracking for events once and then use that data across multiple analytics platforms. Additionally, Segment customers can send data from Optimizely to other integration partners, such as email platforms Customer.io and Vero.

Hey Engineers, Come Play in the Optimizely Sandbox!


 A Sandbox with Step-by-Step API Tutorials Today we are excited to release a set of step-by-step tutorials and a “sandbox” page for anyone who’d like to learn more about using Optimizely’s JavaScript Client API. Our JS API enables a wide range of deeper integrations. Here are the integrations we cover in the tutorials: tracking custom […]

Optimizely Open Sources Python Scripts for Amazon EC2


Today we’re excited to release an open source grab bag of scripts for Amazon EC2, available at https://github.com/jeff-optimizely/grab-bag-for-ec2 There are two main purposes for the grab bag: 1. The Grab Bag contains useful scripts – such as a backup script – that you may want to use by themselves. 2. The Grab Bag scripts can be […]

Optimizely Open-Sources Guiders.js, a Library to Help You Guide New Users

Today we’re open-sourcing a JavaScript library for visually enhancing your web application with guiders, available at https://github.com/jeff-optimizely/Guiders-JS. A guider is a dialog box that guides a user through your application.  This improves the user experience of a web application by visually introducing the user to important features.  Enough text, let’s show you what we mean. […]