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  • v1.8.0 Changes

    March 12, 2012

    👌 Improved support for Rails 3.1 and Rails 3.2. Thanks to masverba, Daan and IsaacLewis.

    Finer Grained Exceptions for Missing Experiments (Nick Barnwell)

  • v1.7.1 Changes

    September 30, 2011

    Minor change in locating config file (Ariel Salomon)

    👍 Allow for table names in specified :timestamps (Peter Kovacs)

    When a named scope includes a join, created_at can be ambiguous. Use

    metric "Sky is limit" do model Sky, :timestamp => 'skies.created_at' end

    to disambiguate.

    0️⃣ Make vanity_identity method private on controller; ensure no default route (Ariel Salomon)

    ➕ Add Rails 2.3-compatible generator (Ariel Salomon)

    🚅 Lazy Playground initialization for rails 3.1 (Jonathan del Strother)

    📚 Update documentation to reflect that host, port, and database options for redis 🗄 connections are deprecated in favor of using the connection option with a URI (Patrick Joyce)

  • v1.7.0 Changes

    August 27, 2011

    👍 1.7.0 adds support for ActionMailer, for example:

    class UserMailer < ActionMailer::Base def invite_email(user) use_vanity_mailer user mail :to =>, :subject => ab_test(:invite_subject) end end

    📚 See the documentation for more details.

    With 1.7.0 and moving forward, if you need to setup a database schema (relational databases only), please use the generator:

    $ rails generate vanity $ rake db:migrate

    🚅 Rails generator for AR migrations (Zaid Zawaideh)

    ✅ A/B testing in ActionMailer (Joseph Sofaer)

    🛠 Fix hung passenger processes when using Redis client (Chris Griego)

  • v1.6.1 Changes

    July 20, 2011

    🛠 Fixed cookie domain setting.

  • v1.6.0 Changes

    July 18, 2011

    If robots or spiders make up a significant portion of your sites traffic they can affect your conversion rate. Vanity can optionally add participants to the experiments using asynchronous JavaScript callbacks, which will keep almost all robots out. To set this up simply do the following:

    1. Vanity.playground.use_js!
    2. Set Vanity.playground.add_participant_path = '/path/to/vanity/action'
    3. Add <%= Vanity.vanity_js %> to the bottom of any view that needs to set up an ab_test

    🛠 Fix for metrics on rails 3 models (Esteban Pastorino).

    👉 Use JavaScript to report participants, useful for ignoring bots on publicly accessible pages (Doug Cole).

    ✅ AbTest#choose returns an Alternative rather than just the value (Doug Cole).

    ➕ Add warnings instead of swallowing errors (Anthony Eden).

    🛠 Fixing broken test for mongodb adapter (Joshua Krall).

    🛠 Fix returning correct experiment when in test mode and manually set via

    chooses (Ryan Sonnek).

    ✅ Don't round the conversion rate before using it, it affects the test results, making them less accurate (Doug Cole).

    🛠 Fixed loading config from yml when using other than redis adapter (Arttu Tervo)

    0️⃣ Default to localhost unless host in config file (Arttu Tervo)

    🛠 Fixed mongo connection adapter connect! when called after disconnect! (Arttu Tervo)

    👉 Use mongo replica set connection if multiple hosts were given in YAML 🔧 configuration file (Arttu Tervo)

    🔧 Cookie domain from rails configuration (Arttu Tervo)

    ➕ Add bson_ext to Gemfile to load C extension for mongodb ruby driver, and ✅ prevent Notice messages as the tests run (tenaciousflea)

    ⚡️ Update redis-namespace dependency to 1.0 (Ville Lautanala)

  • v1.5.3 Changes

    April 11, 2011

    ➕ Added number of participants and number of converted participants to ab_test template (Avishai Weiss).

  • v1.5.2 Changes

    April 11, 2011

    🛠 Fixed to work with redis-rb 2.2.0 (Kevin Menard).

    🛠 Fixed to work with Postgresql: it complained that the index names generated by ➕ add_index were too long, so I gave them shorter names (Robert Rasmussen).

    🛠 Fixed SQL errors comparing an int to a varchar column, and no "as" on a column alias (Robert Rasmussen).

    🛠 Fixed auto-escaped text in the experiment template that I marked as html_safe (Robert Rasmussen).

    ➕ Added some Rails 3.x documentation to the 2-minute demo instructionsa (Andy Atkinson).

    🛠 Fix to set collecting flag from vanity.yml config file.

  • v1.5.1 Changes

    December 20, 2010

    🛠 Fixes some minor bugs in RoR when including the Dashboard (netguru)

  • v1.5.0 Changes

    October 23, 2010

    Note: MongoDB URI scheme changed from mongo: to mongodb: to be consistent with the rest of the civilized world. If you get an error because Vanity can't find ⚡️ the MongoDB adapter, fear not! It's still there, just need to update your config/vanity.yml file.

    🚅 Rails 3 support (Adam Keys, Stephen Celis, Brian Leonard, Ryan Carver)

    🔄 Changed MongoDB URI scheme from 'mongo://' to the standard 'mongodb://' and 📇 renamed the mongodb adapter filename to make it match (JS Boulanger)

    ➕ Added support for ERB in YAML configuration files (JS Boulanger)

    🛠 Fixed initialization of playground's Rails defaults such that they can be overriden in the environment (JS Boulanger)

  • v1.4.0 Changes

    August 06, 2010

    ⬆️ Note: Run this command to upgrade your database to 1.4, or you will not have access to collected metrics and experiment data:

    vanity upgrade

    Connection adapters! We have a new way for managing connections which extends 🔧 to multiple adapters (not just Redis). The easiest is to use the configuration file config/vanity.yml. For example:

    development: adapter: redis production: adapter: mongodb

    🤡 We get to keep Redis, add new MongoDB adapter, but lose Mock. It's still there, but there's a new way to use Vanity outside production: you can turn data collection on/off.

    🚅 Under Rails, data collection is turned off in all environments except production. To turn if on/off:

    Vanity.playground.collecting = true/false.

    🚀 This release switches to latest Redis gem and uses redis-namespace (what took me so long?) If your own code relies on the Redis gem, watch out: there are some subtle incompatibilities between 1.x and 2.x.

    🔧 Now using RVM, gemsets and Bundler to test Vanity in different configurations. ✅ To run the full set of tests in all the supported versions of Ruby: rake test:rubies ✅ To test specific version of Ruby: rake test:rubies[1.8.7] To switch around: rvm [email protected]

    • ➕ Added: Adapter API, see Vanity::Adapters::AbstractAdapter and Vanity::Adapters::RedisAdapter.
    • ➕ Added: MongoDB support.
    • ➕ Added: Upgrade command.
    • ⚡️ Added: Metric.last_update_at.
    • ➕ Added: Vanity.playground.collecting. You want this to be true only in production environment. When false, disables collecting of metric and experiment data.
    • ➕ Added: Remote metrics. Push data to remote service.
    • ➕ Added: Partial support for multi-series metrics. Laying the ground for the future.
    • 🔄 Change: Vanity.playground.redis and redis= methods are deprecated, use connection and establish_connection instead.
    • ✂ Removed: Metric.created_at, derived from experiment and never used.