TAG Team Talk https://www.tag1consulting.com/ en The future of application development in Laravel (with VILT and TALL) - Pt. 3 https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/future-application-development-laravel-vilt-and-tall <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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 back.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/future-application-development-laravel-vilt-and-tall" 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, 05/19/2021 - 06:13</span> Wed, 19 May 2021 13:13:19 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 332 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Laravel, the evolution: challenges with monolithic apps and fully decoupled systems - finding a middle ground - Pt. 2 https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/challenges-monolithic-apps-and-fully-decoupled-systems-finding-middle-ground <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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?</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/challenges-monolithic-apps-and-fully-decoupled-systems-finding-middle-ground" 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, 05/10/2021 - 06:56</span> Mon, 10 May 2021 13:56:45 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 331 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Laravel - from the evolution of monolithic applications to the revolution of fully decoupled systems - Pt. 1 https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/overview-laravel <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/overview-laravel" 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, 05/03/2021 - 06:10</span> Mon, 03 May 2021 13:10:00 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 330 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Automating Infrastructure with EKS and Pulumi: Deploying New Enterprise Web Applications in Minutes - Part 2 https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/deploying-new-enterprise-web-applications-minutes-part-2 <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/deploying-new-enterprise-web-applications-minutes-part-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, 04/26/2021 - 05:35</span> Mon, 26 Apr 2021 12:35:49 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 326 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Automating Infrastructure with EKS and Pulumi: Deploying New Enterprise Web Applications in Minutes - Part 1 https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/deploying-new-enterprise-web-applications-minutes-part-1 <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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 standing up resources. It can also significantly reduce development costs when you have a deployable website instance that can be used to fulfill the needs of several organizations in your company. In this first part a two part series, Tag1 Managing Director Michael Meyers talks with CIO Jeff Sheltren, and Senior Infrastructure Engineer Travis Whitehead about the challenges large enterprises face, and the software-based solutions Tag1 is using to help our customers be more successful with standardized website deployments. ### Additional resources - <a href="https://aws.amazon.com/eks/">EKS</a> - <a href="https://www.pulumi.com/">Pulumi</a> <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="/transcript-deploying-new-enterprise-web-applications-minutes-part-1" title="Transcript: Deploying New Enterprise Web Applications in Minutes - Part 1">Transcript: Deploying New Enterprise Web Applications in Minutes - Part 1</a>.</em> Photo by Amir Hanna on Unsplash</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/deploying-new-enterprise-web-applications-minutes-part-1" 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, 04/21/2021 - 11:26</span> Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:26:12 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 325 at https://www.tag1consulting.com AFT's Share My Lesson: Part 3 - Building on Success, and What’s Next https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/part-3-building-success-and-whats-next <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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 better usability for everyone. Other improvements like better curation and search capabilities aim to improve the user experience for everyone - from website administrators, to teachers looking for lessons, to homeschooling families. Join Tag1 COO Peta Hoyes, and Managing Director Michael Meyers as they talk with Kelly about the success of the updated Share My Lesson, and where the website is going next. * <a href="/blog/part-1-what-it-and-who-it" title="Part 1 - What is it and who is it for?">Part 1 - Building the Largest Online Repository for Lesson Plans</a> * <a href="/blog/part-2-growth-sml-and-challenges-faced" title="Part 2- The growth of SML, and challenges faced">Part 2- Rapid Growth, and Challenges Faced</a> _For a transcript of this video, see [Transcript - Kelly Booz, Share My Lesson part 3](/transcript-kelly-booz-share-my-lesson-part-3 "Transcript - Kelly Booz, Share My...</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/part-3-building-success-and-whats-next" 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, 03/24/2021 - 12:58</span> Wed, 24 Mar 2021 19:58:06 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 316 at https://www.tag1consulting.com On 20 Years of Drupal...An interview with Greg Lund-Chaix https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-greg-lund-chaix <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As we continue to celebrate the <a href="/blog/tag1-looks-back-20-years-drupal-experiences" title="20th anniversary of Drupal">20th anniversary of Drupal</a>, 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 talk, Managing Director Michael Meyers interviews Greg to help us understand one of the ways it’s possible to contribute to Drupal without writing Drupal code itself. <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="/transcript-20-years-drupal-greg-lund-chaix" title="Transcript: 20 years of Drupal - Greg Lund-Chaix">Transcript: 20 years of Drupal - Greg Lund-Chaix</a>.</em> ### Related content In the coming weeks, Tag1 will be featuring Team Talks with some of its long time Drupal contributors. Check back here, or follow the blog to see these interviews as they become available: - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-jeremy-andrews" title="Jeremy Andrews">Jeremy Andrews</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-doug-green" title="Doug Green">Doug Green</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-fabian-franz" title="Fabian Franz">Fabian Franz</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-narayan-newton" title="Narayan Newton">Narayan Newton</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-francesco-placella" title="Francesco Placella">Francesco Placella</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-greg-lund-chaix" title="Greg Lund-Chaix">Greg Lund-Chaix</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-marco-molinari" title="Marco Molinari">Marco Molinari</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-michael-meyers" title="Michael Meyers">Michael Meyers</a>...</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/interview-greg-lund-chaix" 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, 03/08/2021 - 07:24</span> Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:24:49 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 300 at https://www.tag1consulting.com On 20 Years of Drupal - an interview with Fabian Franz https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-fabian-franz <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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 is today, as we celebrate<a href="/blog/tag1-looks-back-20-years-drupal-experiences" title=" 20 years of Drupal"> 20 years of Drupal</a>. <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="/transcript-20-years-drupal-fabian-franz" title="Transcript: 20 years of Drupal - Fabian Franz">Transcript: 20 years of Drupal - Fabian Franz</a></em> ### Related content In the coming weeks, Tag1 will be featuring Team Talks with some of its long time Drupal contributors. Check back here, or follow the blog to see these interviews as they become available: - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-jeremy-andrews" title="Jeremy Andrews">Jeremy Andrews</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-doug-green" title="Doug Green">Doug Green</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-fabian-franz" title="Fabian Franz">Fabian Franz</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-narayan-newton" title="Narayan Newton">Narayan Newton</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-francesco-placella" title="Francesco Placella">Francesco Placella</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-greg-lund-chaix" title="Greg Lund-Chaix">Greg Lund-Chaix</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-marco-molinari" title="Marco Molinari">Marco Molinari</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-michael-meyers" title="Michael Meyers">Michael Meyers</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-moshe-weitzman" title="Moshe Weitzman">Moshe Weitzman</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-nat-catchpole" title="Nat Catchpole">Nat Catchpole</a> _For all...</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/interview-fabian-franz" 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, 03/03/2021 - 05:25</span> Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:25:13 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 306 at https://www.tag1consulting.com On 20 years of Drupal - an interview with Nat Catchpole (aka - Catch) https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-nat-catchpole <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In our ongoing series of Tag1 Team Talks commemorating the <a href="/blog/tag1-looks-back-20-years-drupal-experiences" title="20th anniversary of Drupal">20th anniversary of Drupal</a>, Tag1 Senior Architect and long-time Drupal contributor Nat Catchpole joins Managing Director Michael Meyers to talk about Catch’s time in the Drupal community. Catch has nearly 8500 commits in his 15 years working with Drupal. He’s worked on a wide variety of modules, as well as holding the dual positions of Drupal Core Release Manager and the Framework Manager. His focus on performance and scalability has helped build Drupal into what it is today. <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="/transcript-20-years-drupal-nat-catchpole" title="Transcript: 20 years of Drupal - Nat Catchpole">Transcript: 20 years of Drupal - Nat Catchpole</a>.</em> In the coming weeks, Tag1 will be featuring Team Talks with some of its long time Drupal contributors. Check back here, or follow the blog to see these interviews as they become available: - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-jeremy-andrews" title="Jeremy Andrews">Jeremy Andrews</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-doug-green" title="Doug Green">Doug Green</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-fabian-franz" title="Fabian Franz">Fabian Franz</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-narayan-newton" title="Narayan Newton">Narayan Newton</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-francesco-placella" title="Francesco Placella">Francesco Placella</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-greg-lund-chaix" title="Greg Lund-Chaix">Greg Lund-Chaix</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-marco-molinari" title="Marco Molinari">Marco Molinari</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-michael-meyers" title="Michael Meyers">Michael Meyers</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-moshe-weitzman" title="Moshe Weitzman">Moshe Weitzman</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-nat-catchpole" title="Nat Catchpole">Nat Catchpole</a> _For all...</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/interview-nat-catchpole" 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, 03/01/2021 - 12:36</span> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:36:09 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 290 at https://www.tag1consulting.com On 20 Years of Drupal - an interview with Michael Meyers https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-michael-meyers <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Tag1 Managing Director Michael Meyers has been a face in front of the Drupal community for over 16 years. His enthusiasm, willingness to talk with everyone in the community about the challenges they face, and readiness to meet those challenges - from his own companies or the companies he works for, have been a force in Drupal. In this installment of our <a href="/blog/tag1-looks-back-20-years-drupal-experiences" title="20 years of Drupal">20 years of Drupal</a> series, Tag1 Principal Technical Writer Lynette Miles gives Michael the opportunity to talk about his experiences from business the early days of Drupal, and today. ## Additional Link: Video: <a href="https://youtu.be/fdbFVWupSsw" title="The Drupal Song">The Drupal Song</a> <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="/transcript-20-years-drupal-michael-meyers" title="/transcript-20-years-drupal-michael-meyers">Transcript: 20 years of Drupal - Michael Meyers</a>.</em> ### Related content In the coming weeks, Tag1 will be featuring Team Talks with some of its long time Drupal contributors. Check back here, or follow the blog to see these interviews as they become available: - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-jeremy-andrews" title="Jeremy Andrews">Jeremy Andrews</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-doug-green" title="Doug Green">Doug Green</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-fabian-franz" title="Fabian Franz">Fabian Franz</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-narayan-newton" title="Narayan Newton">Narayan Newton</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-francesco-placella" title="Francesco Placella">Francesco Placella</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-greg-lund-chaix" title="Greg Lund-Chaix">Greg Lund-Chaix</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-marco-molinari" title="Marco Molinari">Marco Molinari</a> - <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-michael-meyers" title="Michael Meyers">Michael Meyers</a> - [Moshe Weitzman](https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-moshe-weitzman...</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/interview-michael-meyers" 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>Fri, 02/19/2021 - 14:07</span> Fri, 19 Feb 2021 22:07:12 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 294 at https://www.tag1consulting.com