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An analytics primer for developers

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics – Mark Twain Deciding what to track (all the things) When you are adding analytics to a system you should try to log everything. At some point in the future if you need to pull information out of a system it’s much better to have every piece of information to hand, rather than realising that you need some data that you don’t yet track. Here are some guidelines and...

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Videos and Firefox OS

Before HTML5 Those were dark times Harry, dark times – Rubeus Hagrid Before HTML5, displaying video on the Web required browser plugins and Flash. Luckily, Firefox OS supports HTML5 video so we don’t need to support these older formats. Video support on the Web Even though modern browsers support HTML5, the video formats they support vary: HTML5 video tag support Browser support File format support In summary, to support the most...