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. In the first part of this three part series, Senior Software Engineer Laslo Horvath joins Managing Director Michael Meyers for an overview...

Lynette Miles

In previous posts we’ve talked about Goose, and Gaggles, and how they work. Running Goose for an actual client load test is the true test of its use and, like any software, one of the best ways to find out where additional improvements can be made. Here, we’ll walk through how we set up and proceeded through a test with a Tag1 client, what we found, and where, and what Goose improvements are being added...

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

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...

Preston So

In the increasingly crowded software consultancy space, we've noticed a common trend. Too often, organizations believe that hiring more affordable and more inexpensive resources for their project will save them considerable money on their bottom line, but in fact, the opposite is true. Though it's easy to look at the hourly rate or the quoted estimate for a project and make decisions based on those factors alone, there are many other aspects of software implementations...

Preston So

Too often, organizations believe that contracting more affordable and less expensive resources for a project will lead to better savings. Here at Tag1 Consulting, we've in fact discovered that the opposite is true: Hiring cheaper often leads to worse results. Though it's often convenient to look at the hourly rate, or the provided quote for the project, this can often lead to less attention on questions and issues that should go into any project calculus.