New ask Hacker News story: Ask HN: Which is the least invasive way of tracking usage on a website?

Ask HN: Which is the least invasive way of tracking usage on a website?
2 by factorialboy | 0 comments on Hacker News.
We are launching a website early 2020 and it’s time to figure out our usage tracking strategy. Given that our business model is SaaS so the obvious metric the business is interested in is conversion of advertising campaigns leading to user acquisition. Advertising platforms (such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc.) will give us data in terms of views, click-throughs etc. and of course we will invariably have user acquisition data (it lives in our databases after all) so I wonder if we need obtrusive user tracking at all. I’m sure I have overlooked certain aspects, thus I would like to invite your views. What is the most sensible metrics to track for in 2020 while respecting our users’ privacy? Thank you.

New ask Hacker News story: Ask HN: Switching Skillset as a Developer

Ask HN: Switching Skillset as a Developer
2 by Zoo3y | 0 comments on Hacker News.
I have 2 years of experience developing custom apps on PaaS (e.g. Salesforce, ServiceNow, Appian, Pega, Okta) on federal projects, but it’s not fulfilling to me. I have a 4 year degree in comp sci, but I’m not sure if I should consider myself a mid-tier or entry level developer when applying to jobs outside this technology stack. Have you ever made a big switch in your career in terms of the technology you’re using? Did you have to learn on the go, or build up personal projects which landed you a job? It’s frustrating to feel burnt out at the end of the day/week with seemingly no room to work and learn new things.