Lynette Miles

The true heart of any open source project is the community behind it. The continued success of a project depends on that community, its activity, and continued adoption and contributions. When you contribute back to a project, you not only help the project, you help the community, the next generation, and yourself.

Lynette Miles

Open source doesn’t get very far without a community behind it. Many contributors to open source projects are members or leaders of other projects. While new projects and new communities are constantly being created, there are many lessons to be learned from older projects. In this Tag1 Team Talk, Michael Meyers (Managing Director of Tag1 Consulting) talks with Lucas Hedding (Migrate, Auto-update, new module reviews/mentorship of new contributors), Janez Urevc (Media initiative owner, MongoDB), and...

Preston So

Tag1 Quo, Tag1's extended support service for Drupal, offers you peace of mind when it comes to receiving all of the important security updates that Drupal 7 Extended Support (D7ES) vendors maintain. But Tag1 Quo goes well beyond the minimum requirements of the D7ES program, because we cover all of your contributed modules and notify you right away of security patches that need your attention.

Preston So

Part 1 | Part 2 Drupal is notorious for its "everyone has a voice" approach to open-source development, but it isn't easy to reach consensus across thousands of people with different backgrounds and opinions. In addition, Drupal has witnessed countless paradigm shifts in its lengthy history, both in the surrounding world of web development and in its internal workings. As Drupal has grown to power over two percent of the websites on the...

Preston So

Drupal has undergone a huge amount of innovation as of late, and the latest versions of Drupal portend an amazing future ahead for our community and ecosystem. But what happens when official community support for older versions, especially Drupal 7, ends? After all, Drupal 7 is among the most widely adopted versions of Drupal in the CMS's entire history, and it continues to have enduring staying power in the Drupal universe. Fortunately, Tag1 Consulting is...

Preston So

Part 1 | Part 2 Open-source software development isn't easy. There are few people who know this more intimately well than Angie Byron (webchick), who is one of the best-known community leaders in the Drupal ecosystem and Senior Director, Product and Community Development at Acquia. Over the course of Angie's fifteen years in Drupal contribution, the content management system has undergone a series of disruptive and significant changes that have reinvented the community...

Lynette Miles

Goose, the load testing software created by Tag1 CEO Jeremy Andrews has had a number of improvements since its creation. One of the most significant improvements is the addition of Gaggles. A Gaggle is a distributed load test, made up of one Manager process and one or more Worker processes. The comparable concept in Locust is a Swarm, and it's critical for Locust as Python can only make use of a single core: you have...

Lynette Miles

At DrupalCon Global 2020, Moshe Weitzman, Senior Architect and Project Lead at Tag1, and the creator of Drush (the Drupal Command Line), presented his case for a more robust command line tool for Drupal administration. Many Drupal developers and website builders rely on command line tools to get their work done.

Lynette Miles

At DrupalCon Global 2020, Tag 1 Consulting CEO Jeremy Andrews and Managing Director Michael Meyers talked about the upcoming Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 end of life. When a version of Drupal reaches EOL, the Drupal community will no longer work on it or provide free support. Core development stops entirely - no new features are added, no bugs will be fixed. The core issue queues will be locked, you will be prevented from adding...

Lynette Miles

In his Drupal4Gov webinar Using tools and Git workflow best practices to simplify your local development, Greg Lund-Chaix, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Tag1, talks about some of the ways that teams struggle when they become successful and need to learn to scale. He recommends using some basic tools to make your workflow easier. The right tools in your environment can prevent big problems down the line with merge conflicts, code committed to the wrong branch...