Aug 25, 2011

No more using of MSAF for WP7 Analytics

While looking for analytics for my WP7 application, i've found MSAF - Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework.

Project looks great, but first i figured out is have many assemblies and dependencies.

Making test application is almost impossible - lack of clear documentation. Samples also unclear and possible i never tried this framework, but fortunately i've found kodirer blog. Thanks to Mr. Rene - he has clearly described neccessary steps to work it out.

Sample app with simple static page works well, but when i add it to my panorama application i saw Crippling Performance Issue. Issue ticket contains attached "fixed" assembly, which is make issue not so sharp, but still noticable performance decrease.

I found years ago, that some MS Frameworks, written on best pattern practices is buggy and performance killers.

Only thing is needed is to call Google Analytics site once in application, so why it need to intrude in any kind of events in application. Even if will fixed for this particular issue i cannot be sure about all other cases.

So, it's time to write my own analytics tracker...

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