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

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

In part 3 of our Tag 1 Team talks about documentation as code: linting for prose, we demonstrate the Vale linter in action. This open-source linter for prose is highly customizable, making it possible for writers with little coding experience or developers with little writing experience to start testing their work.

Lynette Miles

One well-known type of tool in the software world, but less so in the writing world is the linter. Software developers often consider their linters to be invaluable in catching or preventing errors, as well as enforcing defined stylistic guidelines before errors get out in front of the world.

Lynette Miles

Documentation is a critical part of any customer-facing product or service. Without it, your customers need hand-holding, your support staff struggles to help your users, and your company spends money on unhappy customers instead of creating new products.

Preston So

These days more than ever, it's essential to have an experienced project manager on challenging projects, to manage remote teams with deep care, and to leverage best-of-class tools and best practices to shepherd the work of an agile development team.

Preston So

Among other things, the ongoing pandemic has ripped open the former fabric of our work lives, decentralizing and distributing our collaboration in newfound ways. Project management for agile software development teams is a mission that serves the dual purpose of efficiently producing good software and empowering the humans behind any product.