Lynette Miles

DevOps is a word or phrase that’s getting more and more attention as organizations move more towards delivering applications and infrastructure services through automated IT processes. Rather than automate IT staff out of a job, DevOps aims to reduce time spent on repetitive processes and enable personnel to focus on bigger problems as well as developing technologies. DevOps, at its core, aims to build tools to help developers do their work, and deploy it more...

Lynette Miles

In our final installment of our series on Laravel, Senior Software Engineer Laslo Horvath and Managing Director Michael Meyers talk about the future of application development, and Laravel’s role in that future. Laravel’s strengths include a strong push towards reusable components. This methodology enables developers and designers to take advantage of using the things they need, and leave everything else behind. Laravel-based stacks enable website builders to more easily switch from developer to designer, and...

Lynette Miles

There are pros and cons to every type of software installation - from ease of use and maintenance, to separation of concerns, to division of expertise. Finding the system that works best for you or your company may require a lot of research and some weighty decisions. Does a single system meet your needs? Do you have a great back end setup, but you need to separate your front end from it for business reasons?

Lynette Miles

Websites, like everything else, vary based on the needs of your organization. Website development tactics range from completely monolithic, where your application is single tier with all of your code running on as a single program on one platform, to fully decoupled, where your front and back ends are managed by different systems.

Lynette Miles

Automated deployment of software - whether it’s new packages, patches, or configuration changes - is a fact of life in modern software development and management. Automated infrastructure, however, is a newer set of tools and processes. With Amazon EKS and Pulumi, Tag1 is tackling these challenges to meet the needs of Fortune 500 customers.

Lynette Miles

Today’s business reality is nearly every company needs at least one website in order to be successful in their business. As organizations get larger, the number of websites companies need also increases. From Human Resources, to sales support, to customer service and support, different groups in your organization may have some similar needs, but different access levels. Making these websites turnkey can reduce the amount of time your IT or devops teams need to spend...

Lynette Miles

Dries Buytaert’s name is known to everyone in the Drupal community. As the originator of the project, project lead, and co-founder of Acquia, Dries has been a pivotal person in the success of Drupal. During this interview, you’ll learn more about some of the accomplishments, accidents, and purposeful decisions that have made Drupal what it is today.

Lynette Miles

In our final episode with the American Federation of Teachers Director of Share My Lesson and eLearning, Kelly Booz, you’ll find out the goals that the Share My Lesson team aimed for with the updated version of their website. Many of these goals have the intention of helping SML users find what they need, or in some cases, who they need. Accessibility is a key factor for SML, from mobile support, to responsive theming, to...

Lynette Miles

As we continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Drupal, we approach the project from a different angle. Today’s Tag1 Team Talk guest is Senior Infrastructure Engineer Greg Lund-Chaix. Greg’s experience includes not only Tag1, but wealth of experience gained in the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. While Greg’s name may not be prevalent in Drupal’s code, his contributions have nonetheless helped Drupal become what it is today. In this...

Lynette Miles

Vice President of Software Engineering Fabian Franz, is another of Tag1 Consulting’s long time contributors to Drupal. Fabian is a core committer, helped bring Twig into Drupal Core, and helped develop and is a maintainer of Drupal’s caching system. In this Tag1 Team Talk, Managing Director Michael Meyers caught up with Fabian to talk about Fabian’s time in the community, what he’s most passionate about and proud of, and how he got to where he...