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Learning about the basic constructs of XML

A few weeks ago I wrote about relational data models and databases and some of the basic principles which I learned about in an online Stanford course. As part of the same course I recently learned about “XML” which stands for Extensible Markup Language, a standard for data representation and exchange. Having worked in the entertainment […]

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Site review: Carwow

“Be a happy car buyer” is what it says on the homepage of http://www.carwow.co.uk/. The promise here is that people will “Experience new car buying without any of the hassle or uncertainty”. Carwow’s proposition is effectively a reverse marketplace; enabling users to specify the car that they would like to buy and attracting offers based on their specifications. Once […]

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Book review: “Web Metrics”

When I asked analytics expert Barry Mann about any good books on analytics, his advice was short and sweet: “simple, read Web Metrics by Jim Sterne“. Even though this book was published back in 2002, Barry recommended this as a great textbook on analytics. And so it proved to be. “Web Analytics – Proven methods […]

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Looking at key omni-channel analytics – Part 1

Over the past few weeks I’ve been learning about retailers and how they sell via a multitude of channels. The next thing for me now is to learn about some key omni-channel analytics. Let’s start with some questions to ask when measuring omni-channel retail and marketing: What is the impact of online channels on offline […]

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Learning about relational data models and databases

The other day I did a mini-course online about relational databases with Stanford Online. The course is taught by Stanford Professor Jennifer Widom and is aimed at relative database novices like me. Jennifer started off the course by providing some useful characteristics of a Database Management System (‘DBMS’): “Efficient, reliable, , convenient and safe multi-user […]