Busting the small startups can't a/b test myth

Apr 15, 2014

I often hear in the startup community that small startups can't a/b test. While it's true that small startups can't detect subtle changes in the conversion rate, there is still a lot of value for small startups to a/b test.

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A/b testing is for engineers too

Jan 06, 2014

A story about how the engineers on the Obama campaign used a/b testing to avoid a multi-million dollar mistake when building out a new online donation processor.

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Quantifying and reducing user frustration

Jul 09, 2013

On the Obama campaign we observed that user frustration was strongly linked to conversion rates. Because of this, reducing frustration became a priority. This is how we measured user frustration and three examples of how we reduced it.

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User testing is surprisingly effective

Jan 28, 2013

By observing our users use our donate forms we were able to reduce errors on some fields by as much as 63% which in turn lifted conversion rates on subsequent pages. Here's how we did it.

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Super fast site architecture

Nov 06, 2012

This site has a new architecture that is extremely fast. I made the move from WordPress to Jekyll and made a number of performance improvements. The biggest change is that every file on this site is static.

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Comcast Extreme 105 - 105mbps

Mar 03, 2011

I ordered Comcast Extreme 105 (105mbps) internet and it performs just as Comcast says. Amazing. Click through to see some screenshots of different downloads and speed tests that I did to test the connection.

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JavaScript epoch time converter number method

Jan 09, 2010

This JavaScript Number object method will return a numerical and word based string from an epoch time number. For example, the method will turn the number "98635" into the string "1 days, 3 hours, 23 minutes, 55 seconds".

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How to use the Flickr API

Jun 10, 2009

Flickr is a very well developed web application that allows you to store and share your photos. The site has an easy to use API that will allow you to use access almost all of the data on Flickr. In this tutorial, you'll learn how the basics of using the API, requesting data in JSON format, experimenting with an optional argument, and what to do with the data you receive from a request.

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