developer experience https://www.tag1consulting.com/ en Mistakes & lessons in OSS development https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/mistakes-lessons-oss-development <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Everyone’s new once, no matter what it is you’re doing - the first steps you take, the first time you cook your own breakfast, the first time you head off to school on your own, the first time you make a contribution to a project. There’s a first contribution for everyone, and hopefully it’s a good enough experience that you continue contributing, or you take that experience to contribute to multiple projects.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/mistakes-lessons-oss-development" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/23/2022 - 14:27</span> Wed, 23 Feb 2022 22:27:22 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 424 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Jody Hamilton on founding an agency, and life beyond Drupal https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/jody-hamilton-founding-agency-and-life-beyond-drupal <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As Drupal adoption significantly increased in the mid-2000s, a number of agencies formed to professionally support client needs around the creation of Drupal websites. One of these agencies was Zivtech, co-founded by <a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/jody-lynn" title="Jody Hamilton's Drupal.org profile">Jody Hamilton</a> and <a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/alex-ua" title="AlexUA">AlexUA</a>. Before Zivtech, Jody was a freelance developer in the early days of Drupal. As a company founder, she helped grow Zivtech into the dominant Drupal development company in the Philadelphia area. As part of our <a href="/20years" title="20 years of Drupal">20 years of Drupal</a> series of <a href="/tagteamtalks" title="Tag1 Team Talks">Tag1 Team Talks</a>, Managing Director Michael Meyers talks with Jody about her long experience as an intern, to developer, to agency co-owner. They also get into Jody’s career evolution, including her move from Drupal business owner to Senior Digital Business Analyst at Renesas Electronics. Join us today to learn more about Jody’s experience, and where she thinks Drupal should go next. <em>For a transcript of this talk, see <a href="/transcript-20-years-drupal-jody-hamilton" title="Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Jody Hamilton">Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Jody Hamilton</a>.</em> --- Photo by Ir Like on Unsplash</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/jody-hamilton-founding-agency-and-life-beyond-drupal" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/02/2022 - 09:37</span> Wed, 02 Feb 2022 17:37:28 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 427 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Dawn Aly talks design, Drupal, and the community https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/dawn-aly-talks-design-drupal-and-community <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Developers aren’t the only people involved in making Drupal great. It takes the input of designers, writers, and end users to help make the best software for the most people. In this Tag1 Team Talk celebrating 20 years of Drupal, we have one of those designers: Dawn Aly. Dawn has been an open source proponent through her career, from her first use of Drupal, to VP of digital strategy at Mediacurrent, and on to product manager for customer digital experience at Red Hat. Dawn’s long experience exemplifies how non-developers are critical to the success of Drupal.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/dawn-aly-talks-design-drupal-and-community" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 12/15/2021 - 06:22</span> Wed, 15 Dec 2021 14:22:01 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 423 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Michael Anello, DrupalEasy, and the Community https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/michael-anello-drupaleasy-and-community <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In this episode of our Tag1 Team Talks on 20 Years of Drupal, we’re fortunate to have Michael Anello, aka ultimike. Michael is the co-founder of DrupalEasy - the Drupal training and development shop based out of central Florida. He’s also one of the drivers behind the DrupalEasy podcast, one of the longest running and most prolific podcasts in the Drupal community.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/michael-anello-drupaleasy-and-community" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 12/08/2021 - 08:30</span> Wed, 08 Dec 2021 16:30:39 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 421 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Why Hello Pretty is Sticking with Drupal 7 with Extended Support https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/why-hello-pretty-sticking-drupal-7-extended-support <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Drupal 7’s end of life is just around the corner. November 2022 seems like it’s a long way off, but when you’re upgrading enterprise software, it’s closer than you think. As Drupal 7’s long life comes to the end of official community support, businesses are faced with the question of what to do next - upgrade, migrate, or maintain their existing sites. Each of these options comes with its own expenses and considerations. In this Tag1 Team Talk, Managing Director Michael Meyers talks with Tag1 Senior Engineer and Project Lead Scott Hadfield. Learn about the business Scott launched with his wife Sam Marx, <a href="https://hellopretty.co.za/">Hello Pretty</a> and find out why they’re staying on Drupal 7 and joining the Extended Support (D7ES) program. Hello Pretty provides opportunities for South African handcrafters to display and sell their work, enabling these crafters to reach a worldwide audience. --- ### Related content - <a href="https://hellopretty.co.za/">Hello Pretty. Buy design. | Designer Marketplace</a> - <a href="/eol" title="Tag1 Consulting's End of Life content">Tag1 Consulting's End of Life content</a> --- <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/transcript-why-hello-pretty-sticking-drupal-7-extended-support" title="Transcript: Why Hello Pretty is Sticking with Drupal 7 with Extended Support">Transcript: Why Hello Pretty is Sticking with Drupal 7 with Extended Support</a>.</em>...</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/why-hello-pretty-sticking-drupal-7-extended-support" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Mon, 12/06/2021 - 06:33</span> Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:33:29 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 402 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Michael Schmid Talks about Contributing to Drupal -20 Years of Drupal miniseries https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/michael-schmid-amazee-and-many-years-contributions <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Michael Schmid is another long term Drupal community member and major contributor to multiple factors of the community. As a Drupal core contributor and Group CTO of Amazee Labs, Michael is no stranger to all of the things that have made Drupal successful in its 20 years.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/michael-schmid-amazee-and-many-years-contributions" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 12/01/2021 - 05:15</span> Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:15:17 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 419 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Angie Byron Talks History and the Drupal Community - 20 Years of Drupal mini series https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/angie-byron-talks-history-and-drupal-community <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>If you know anything about Drupal, you know Angie Byron (webchick). Angie has been at the center of the community nearly since her first contribution to the project, over a decade and a half ago. Between her ‘friendly helpful lioness’ persona, her mentorship, her development skills, and her commitment to hearing needs and finding solutions with consensus, she has been a cornerstone of ‘what the Drupal community is about’. This session of our <a href="https://tag1consulting.com/20years">20 years of Drupal</a> series features Angie, as she talks with Tag1 Managing Director Michael Meyers. Angie’s career spans from college where she was a Google Summer of Code participant getting her start in Drupal, to Lullabot, to Acquia where she was tasked with doing the work she’d been doing informally for years, to her current position at MongoDB. When Drupalists say “Come for the code, stay for the community”, Angie is one of the key people that have made the community what it is. --- <em>For a transctipt of this video, see <a href="/transcript-20-years-drupal-angie-byron" title="Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Angie Byron">Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Angie Byron</a>.</em> --- Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/angie-byron-talks-history-and-drupal-community" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 11/17/2021 - 07:30</span> Wed, 17 Nov 2021 15:30:17 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 417 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Reducing complexity with Preact and HTM with Fabian Franz - Pt. 2 https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/reducing-complexity-preact-and-htm-fabian-franz-pt-2 <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In part 1 of our talk with Tag1 Consulting’s VP of Software Engineering Fabian Franz, he and Managing Director Michael Meyers discussed the increasing complexity of software and website development. In this second part, Fabian demonstrates how to reduce some of that complexity using Preact and HTM.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/reducing-complexity-preact-and-htm-fabian-franz-pt-2" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/15/2021 - 07:36</span> Mon, 15 Nov 2021 15:36:59 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 399 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Fred Plais Talks Commerce in Drupal - 20 Years of Drupal series https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/fred-plais-talks-commerce-drupal <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Fred Plais is a long standing, well known member of the Drupal community. From AF83, to a founder and CEO of Commerce Guys (now Centarro) and Platform.sh, Fred is no stranger to the business side of what makes Drupal a successful platform, how businesses use Drupal, and the critical nature of commerce infrastructure.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/fred-plais-talks-commerce-drupal" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 11/10/2021 - 07:30</span> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 15:30:09 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 415 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Has app development become too complex? https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/has-app-development-become-too-complex <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Over time, development has gotten more complex in some ways, and less in others. As technology develops, some of the requirements for coding that had been necessary in the past has shifted to a need to understand tooling. While changing some parts of a website have become easy due to advancements in CSS tools and other helpers, those changes may be harder to deploy due to build processes. Instead of making a quick and simple change, you may need a full CI/CD process - trading speed for stability and repeatability.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/has-app-development-become-too-complex" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/08/2021 - 07:00</span> Mon, 08 Nov 2021 15:00:35 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 396 at https://www.tag1consulting.com