Is there nothing like this in the Rails world? I've been looking for a good testing framework for months, not finding anything, so I've just been building my own. This is what I want to do: - track arbitrary behaviors (e.g. photos viewed, comments posted) - track correlation between arbitrary variables and those behaviors (e.g, how do different versions of this prompt affect average photos viewed?) This kind of thing should be a core part of agile development. What's out there? I know Google Website Optimizer is one of the answers, but it seems pretty limited and awkward compared to a Rails-based solution.
on 2009-01-06 06:36
on 2009-01-06 23:23
You might find this of interest: http://adwords.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=10808
on 2009-01-07 06:12
Thanks for the link, Steve. It's clarified what Website Optimizer is capable of a little bit, but it still doesn't cover what I want to test. The problem is that it defines conversions as singular events. There doesn't seem to be a way to test what I mentioned above. I develop Facebook apps, and one of the basic needs is to test how different factors affect the number of friends a user invites. I can't do that just based on % who end up on some "success" page. Any ideas? Steve R. wrote: > You might find this of interest: > http://adwords.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=10808