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  • Ahoy

    Simple, powerful, first-party analytics for Rails

  • I did server-side tracking test in a rails app, where I implemented a tracking gem called ahoy and blazer for visualization. It is very easy to set up, but a bit hard to use. Blazer can do a very basic visualization of the data if you know your SQL queries.

  • Snowplow

    The enterprise-grade behavioral data engine (web, mobile, server-side, webhooks), running cloud-natively on AWS and GCP

  • I added Snowplow Analytics to a site with a lot of traffic. It was a very basic implementation, where data is collected with Snowplow, stored in google big query, and visualized in google data studio. The data is collected from the caching/web server combined with a 1st part cookie set in the user's browser.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • Blazer

    Business intelligence made simple

  • I did server-side tracking test in a rails app, where I implemented a tracking gem called ahoy and blazer for visualization. It is very easy to set up, but a bit hard to use. Blazer can do a very basic visualization of the data if you know your SQL queries.

  • Plausible Analytics

    Simple, open source, lightweight (< 1 KB) and privacy-friendly web analytics alternative to Google Analytics.

  • Plausible : https://plausible.io/ - I heard about them in the, the craft of open source podcast epsiode #2. Netlify analytics for my jam stack sites: https://www.netlify.com/products/analytics/ - I love Netlify, it's awesome. So far I 'v only used it for small hobby project sites, but I want to take a deeper dive where I investigate their analytics too.

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