(via What’s wrong with this picture? | Code.org ) Computer science is a top paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average . Less than 2.4% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science. And the numbers have dropped since last decade. See also Promote Computer Science | Code.org
Frequently, businesses will turn to “convenience metrics” average (or mean) response times to gauge overall performance. However while the average might be easy to understand it’s also extremely misleading. (…) The best way to measure this is to track the 99th percentile response time: the worst 1% . (via The Most Misleading Measure of Response Time: Average – Optimizely Blog )
App Annie – App Ranking, Analytics, Market Intelligence No SDKs We simply pull the data on your behalf via iTunes Connect, Google Developer or Amazon Appstore accounts. No recompilation, no added bugs.
73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up — How to Interpret Analysts Reports The problem of skewing results: (…) How is it skewed? There are so many ways to present data to tell the story you want that I can’t even list every way data is skewed. Here are some examples: You ask a small sample set so that data isn’t statistically significant . This is often naiveté rather than malicious You ask a group that is not unbiased....
Reinvigorate – measure, analyze, evolve. Simple, real-time web analytics + heatmaps .
Real Time Web Analytics, Live Chat, and Web Statistics – Woopra Live Customer Analytics and Engagement. All in One Place. Woopra provides organizations with an unparalleled level of behavioral customer intelligence. Woopra delivers complete visibility of every user, from the moment they land on the website as an anonymous visitor through their conversion to a happy customer. Sales, customer support and marketing teams have never before had access to this level of customer insight....
How to Evaluate a (paid) iPhone App Idea – Tony Wright’s Startup Front-End So, should you launch a paid app? Maybe. Every entrepreneur is different. If you want to build a big/impactful business, it’s not the right path (…). If what you want is a bootstrapped freedom-from-employment effort or are passionate about an idea that’s a lousy fit for in-app purchases, paid apps are a great path.
Global mobile statistics Home: all the latest stats on mobile… The essential compendium of need-to-know statistics. Beware of media hype and mobile myth – put your mobile strategy on a sound footing with the latest research from credible independent experts. global mobile subscribers handset sales smartphone market share mobile Web usage mobile apps mobile ad spend top mobile operators mobile financial services
Dodd’s Blog: How My Side Project Generated Sales and 66,000 Unique Visitors in 1 Month doddcaldwell: At the end of February, I launched a side project, Loft Resumes, with a friend of mine, Emory Cash. Our tagline is “Style-Conscious Resumes for the Standout Job Seeker.” As you can tell from the Google Analytics screenshot below, from the time that we first tweeted about it on February 21st to mid-day March 31st, we’ve received over 81,000 visits (over 66,000 of them uniques,) and over 209,000 page views....
Mixpanel | Mobile and Web Analytics Actions speak louder than page views. The most advanced analytics platform ever for mobile and the web. See also: Mixpanel Flow | Mobile and Web Analytics A simple and free way to figure out where your users go and when they
We do the following on the internet: Consume content Communicate Collaborate Produce content I’d say the breakdown of the amount of each activity is something like 80/10/8/2, simplistically speaking (ignoring overlap, etc). (…) #4 is slowly having a larger and larger overlap with the others, so much so that we produce content as we consume – tweets, comments, facebook ’likes’, etc. Umang (comment on The future of WordPress « Scott Berkun)
RescueTime Product Tour (Mac/PC) … is a web-based time management and analytics tool for knowledge workers who want to be more efficient and productive. … sits in the background and measures which application, web site or (optionally) document is actively being used.
Google Refine 2.0 – Introduction (by GoogleRefine) This video introduces Google Refine, a free, power [desktop] tool for working with messy data. ( Source: https://www.youtube.com/ )
Piwik – Web analytics – Open source Piwik is a downloadable, open source (GPL licensed) real time web analytics software program. It provides you with detailed reports on your website visitors: the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, your popular pages… Piwik is GPL, that means that building on top of it as a library must be GPL also but consuming the data from the API as a service doesn’t ( http://piwik....
TIOBE Programming Community Index The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month.
The Great Prosperity vs The Great Regression (via Opinion – NYTimes.com )
The Paradox of Portuguese Entrepreneurship I guess that the small company, the on-the-side project, both usually complemented by a “real” job or a consulting gig providing “safety” (and most of all social approval), are the nowadays version of the hairdresser salon.