How Angular Lets Us Iterate Like Crazy
Changing technologies would mean a new learning curve – a short-term drop in productivity – for all of our front-end developers, so it wasn’t a decision we took lightly. On the other hand, those who had tried Angular during Hack Week were excited by its possibilities – we felt it would enable the creation of better features, with nicer/better code, and would boost productivity once we got over the initial hump. At the end of the meeting, we had decided to use Angular for our new projects moving forward, and even to abandon a Closure-based alpha version of one of our new products and rewrite it using Angular.
The Role of Research in Building the New Chartbeat Publishing, Part 2
We kept the interviews going, delving more into the practice of audience development. Organizations with a paywall or those considering a paywall were already doing very sophisticated analyses on audience data and propensity modelling and understanding segments of ‘quality’ traffic. At other organizations, the role resided with an individual, perhaps a social media manager or audience development manager with more of an ad hoc approach, but the mandate was consistent: find an audience that will visit our site regularly.
The Role of Research in Building the New Chartbeat Publishing, Part 1
Last fall, the Chartbeat product team was hunkered down in an office space that could’ve made an excellent interrogation room. We temporarily obtained this 500 square-foot room to augment our…