Tag1 Consulting https://www.tag1consulting.com/ en Gander Automated Performance Testing - Video Demo with Catch https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/gander-automated-performance-testing-video-demo-catch <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"> <p>In this second part (<a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/gander_drupal-automated-performance-testing">check the first part</a>!) of our Tag1 Team Talk on <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/gander-future-drupal-performance-and-scalability">Gander, the new Automated Performance Testing Framework</a> integrated into Drupal Core, we get a live demo from Nat Catchpole (aka. <a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/catch" title="Catch">Catch</a>), the lead developer on the project. Nat takes us on a tour through this high-impact tool developed by Tag1 in collaboration with the <a href="https://web.dev/">Google Chrome Team</a>, showing you how you can get up and running with automated performance testing for your projects. Gander is poised to significantly impact Drupal's user experience, performance and <a href="https://web.dev/articles/vitals">Core Web Vitals</a> by creating visibility into how Drupal performs on the front and back end. Catch shares his expert insights into the development and application of Gander and shows how easy it is for developers to start extending and using this today on their projects! Whether you're a Drupal developer looking to improve your project's performance or simply curious about the latest in Drupal technology, this episode offers valuable knowledge and practical advice on getting your Drupal website to perform optimally. With discussions on Gander's immediate benefits and future potential in the Drupal community, this episode is a must-watch for anyone interested in taking their projects to the next level...</p> <div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/gander-automated-performance-testing-video-demo-catch" class="more-link" aria-label="Read more about Gander Automated Performance Testing - Video Demo with Catch" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/mariano-crivello">Mariano</a></span> <span>Tue, 02/06/2024 - 05:41</span> Tue, 06 Feb 2024 13:41:04 +0000 Mariano 492 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Gander: Performance Testing Made Easy https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/gander_drupal-automated-performance-testing <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"> <p>Join us for an update on <a href="/blog/gander-future-drupal-performance-and-scalability" title="Gander, the automated performance testing framework">Gander, the automated performance testing framework</a> making waves in Drupal Core. Developed by Tag1 Consulting and the <a href="http://web.dev" title="Google Chrome team">Google Chrome team</a>, Gander is set to transform how we approach performance testing. In this Tag1 Team Talk <a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/philosurfer" title="Mariano Crivello">Mariano Crivello</a>, <a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/catch" title="Nat Catchpole">Nat Catchpole</a>, and <a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/michaelemeyers" title="Michael Meyers">Michael Meyers</a> share the story behind Gander's development. Learn how it's simplifying performance testing for developers, reducing the burden on maintainers, and becoming a game-changer for organizations using Drupal. Part one of our two-part series dives into Gander's history, benefits, and roadmap. Stay tuned for part two, where we'll give you a hands-on demo of Gander in action. Ready to level up your Drupal game? Dive into the Gander story now! <strong>Links:</strong> - Gander Announcement: <a href="/blog/gander-future-drupal-performance-and-scalability" title="The Future of Drupal Performance &amp; Scalability">The Future of Drupal Performance &amp; Scalability</a> - <a href="https://developers.google.com/learn/pathways/web-vitals" title="Google’s Core Web Vitals">Google’s Core Web Vitals</a> - <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibu1qUaG7JI" title="Core Web Vitals: Google &amp; Tag1 Improving Drupal’s Performance, User Experience, and Your Bottom Line">Core Web Vitals: Google &amp; Tag1 Improving Drupal’s Performance, User Experience, and Your Bottom Line</a> - from DrupalCon Pittsburgh --- For a transcript of this...</p> <div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/gander_drupal-automated-performance-testing" class="more-link" aria-label="Read more about Gander: Performance Testing Made Easy" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/michael-meyers">michaelemeyers</a></span> <span>Wed, 12/13/2023 - 05:00</span> Wed, 13 Dec 2023 13:00:01 +0000 michaelemeyers 478 at https://www.tag1consulting.com On 20 Years of Drupal: an interview with Matthew Saunders https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/20-years-drupal-interview-matthew-saunders <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"> <p>In continuing our <a href="/blog/tag1-looks-back-20-years-drupal-experiences" title="20 years of Drupal">20 years of Drupal</a> series, Tag1 Consulting's, Managing Director Michael Meyers interviews leaders from the Drupal Community who have been instrumental in creating one of the largest open-source communities and one of the most popular Content Management Systems that powers over 3% of the Internet. In this installment, join us for our talk with prolific contributor <a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/matthews" title="Matthew Saunders">Matthew Saunders</a>. Currently at Pfizer, Matthew shares his journey into technology by way of the Arts, where he discovered his passion for technology after becoming a Webmaster for an experimental dance company back in 1995. With over 15 years of continuous involvement in the Drupal Community - former board member of the Drupal Association and long-time organizer of Drupalcamp Colorado, we hope you will enjoy this trip down memory lane. --- <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/transcript-20-years-drupal-matthew-saunders" title="On 20 Years of Drupal with Matthew Saunders">On 20 Years of Drupal with Matthew Saunders</a>.</em> --- Photo by Jason Hafso on Unsplash</p> <div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/20-years-drupal-interview-matthew-saunders" class="more-link" aria-label="Read more about On 20 Years of Drupal: an interview with Matthew Saunders" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/michael-meyers">michaelemeyers</a></span> <span>Tue, 05/30/2023 - 06:15</span> Tue, 30 May 2023 13:15:16 +0000 michaelemeyers 454 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Performance Tuning using Drupal Web Profiler with Luca Lusso https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/luca-lusso-performance-tuning-web-profiler <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"> <p>Why was <a href="https://www.drupal.org/project/webprofiler" title="Web Profiler">Web Profiler</a> spun out of the <a href="https://www.drupal.org/project/devel" title="Devel module">Devel module</a>? Will there be differences between the D9 and D10 versions? What new features will the Web Profiler module have in Drupal 10? Listen to a fascinating chat between our Michael Meyers, Fabian Franz, and Luca Lusso, Lead Developer at SparkFabrik, as they take a dive into one of Luca's latest module contributions. Luca is a maintainer of both modules, Web Profiler, Devel along with 32 others. In this Tag1 Team Talk Luca demonstrates how Web Profiler is currently working in the latest D10 beta, as well as what new features, like the inclusion of Google's Core Web Vitals, that he's polishing up for the Drupal 10 version of Web Profiler, expected in December. You'll also take away a sense of the human developer behind all these contributions as Luca talks about what brought him to the Drupal community and what help he is looking for to support the latest version. Check out this and more in the Tag1 Team Talk: Performance Tuning with Luca Lusso using Web Profiler. ## Related content: - <a href="https://www.drupal.org/project/webprofiler" title="Web Profiler page on Drupal.org">Web Profiler page on Drupal.org</a> - [Devel module page...</p> <div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/luca-lusso-performance-tuning-web-profiler" class="more-link" aria-label="Read more about Performance Tuning using Drupal Web Profiler with Luca Lusso" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/phoenix-heller">phoenix@tag1co…</a></span> <span>Wed, 11/16/2022 - 07:19</span> Wed, 16 Nov 2022 15:19:13 +0000 phoenix@tag1consulting.com 449 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Alex Ross on Drupal, module maintenance, and NYC DrupalCamp https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/alex-ross-drupal-module-maintenance-and-nyc-drupalcamp <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"> <p>Tag1’s <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/term/20-years-drupal">20 years of Drupal</a> series continues with Alex Ross (<a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/bleen">bleen | Drupal.org</a>), Sr. Director of Software Engineering at <a href="http://www.nbcuniversal.com/">NBC Universal</a>. Alex’s long experience with Drupal starts like many others - where he fell into it almost by accident. From his beginnings as a ‘dumpster diver’ in the issue queue, to becoming an organizer for <a href="https://drupalcamp.nyc/">Drupal Camp NYC</a>, Alex has contributed to Drupal and the community in significant ways. Join Tag1 Managing Director Michael Meyers as he and Alex talk about the history of NYC Drupal Camp, Alex’s journey with and beyond Drupal, and the ups and downs of the changes that have come to Drupal over the last 20 years. You’ll also hear about being a module owner and maintainer, and get a first-hand account of working with the Drupal Security team! --- <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/transcript-20-years-drupal-alex-ross" title="Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Alex Ross">Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Alex Ross</a>.</em> --- ## Additional links These are some of the prominent modules Alex has worked on or maintains: - <a href="https://www.drupal.org/project/recaptcha">reCaptcha</a> - <a href="https://www.drupal.org/project/dart">DART</a> - <a href="https://www.drupal.org/project/advanced_crop">Advanced image crop</a> - <a href="https://www.drupal.org/sandbox/trrroy/1183076">Akamai ESI</a> Photo by Juan Pablo Mascanfroni on Unsplash</p> <div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/alex-ross-drupal-module-maintenance-and-nyc-drupalcamp" class="more-link" aria-label="Read more about Alex Ross on Drupal, module maintenance, and NYC DrupalCamp" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/lynette-miles">lynette@tag1co…</a></span> <span>Tue, 08/16/2022 - 05:22</span> Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:22:07 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 436 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Greg Dunlap talks pinball, Core Initiatives, and the future of Drupal https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/greg-dunlap-talks-pinball-core-initiatives-and-future-drupal <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"> <p><a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/gdd">Greg Dunlap</a> (aka gdd or heyrocker), former Drupal Initiative lead and pinball enthusiast and current Director of Strategy at Lullabot, joins Tag1 Consulting’s Managing Director Michael Meyers in this Tag1 Team Talk in our <a href="https://tag1.com/20years">20 years of Drupal series</a>. Greg is another individual who took an unusual route into programming and open source work with projects like Drupal. Over 15 years, Greg’s experience in Drupal has led him from one US coast to the other, and across the world to Sweden. While Greg started programming in high school, his experiences have taken him through photography and photojournalism, building slot and pinball machines, and then into Open Source software. In this interview, Michael and Greg talk about the differences between Greg’s early experiences and the Drupal project, how things have changed, and the future of Drupal. Greg also talks about his time as the Drupal initiative lead for Configuration Management (CMI), and the ups and downs of that work. --- <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/transcript-20-years-drupal-greg-dunlap" title="Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Greg Dunlap">Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Greg Dunlap</a>.</em> --- Photo by Heather McKean on Unsplash .</p> <div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/greg-dunlap-talks-pinball-core-initiatives-and-future-drupal" class="more-link" aria-label="Read more about Greg Dunlap talks pinball, Core Initiatives, and the future of Drupal" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/lynette-miles">lynette@tag1co…</a></span> <span>Wed, 07/13/2022 - 11:42</span> Wed, 13 Jul 2022 18:42:48 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 433 at https://www.tag1consulting.com D6LTS wind down and D7 extension with Tim Lehnen https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/d6lts-wind-down-and-d7-extension-tim-lehnen <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"> <p>The last two years have been eventful for most of us, and the Drupal community is no exception to that. From the shift to online DrupalCons and their return to in person this year, to new releases of Drupal and the revisiting of old ones, it’s been a momentous time. Drupal 7 was originally scheduled to reach end of life (community support) in November of 2021.</p> <div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/d6lts-wind-down-and-d7-extension-tim-lehnen" class="more-link" aria-label="Read more about D6LTS wind down and D7 extension with Tim Lehnen" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/lynette-miles">lynette@tag1co…</a></span> <span>Wed, 05/18/2022 - 04:26</span> Wed, 18 May 2022 11:26:28 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 431 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Tag1 Quo D6 End of Support https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/tag1-quo-d6-end-support <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"> <p>Drupal 6 reached its end of life Feb 24, 2016. With that end of support, a number of vendors stepped up to take part in the Long Term Support program (LTS). Tag1 Consulting was one of the vendors that have continued to provide support for D6 websites since that time.</p> <div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/tag1-quo-d6-end-support" class="more-link" aria-label="Read more about Tag1 Quo D6 End of Support" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/lynette-miles">lynette@tag1co…</a></span> <span>Thu, 03/10/2022 - 12:16</span> Thu, 10 Mar 2022 20:16:01 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 429 at https://www.tag1consulting.com 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" aria-label="Read more about Mistakes &amp;amp; lessons in OSS development" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/lynette-miles">lynette@tag1co…</a></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 Drupal 7 End of Life (D7 EOL) postponed until at least November 2023 https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/drupal-7-end-life-d7-eol-postponed-until-least-november-2023 <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"> <p>Drupal 7 End of Life (EOL) was originally planned for Nov. 2020, about ten years after the initial release of the platform. Given the large user base, this was subsequently extended to Nov. 2021. Then, to provide relief and support for everyone impacted by the pandemic Drupal 7 End of Life was <a href="https://www.drupal.org/psa-2020-06-24">extended another year, to Nov. 2022</a>. The pandemic continues to have a major impact on our lives and our businesses and there continues to be a very large user base with over 550,000 websites running the framework - an awesome testament to how great of a platform it is. As such, the security team, and the founder of Drupal, as well as Tag1 and the other Drupal 7 Extended Support (D7ES) providers, felt extending the date another year was the best thing for Drupal and the Drupal community. To support the community, leadership has decided that D7 EOL will be postponed again, until Nov. 2023, and then re-assessed annually thereafter. The <a href="https://www.drupal.org/psa-2022-02-23">official PSA 2022-02-23</a> announcing this new change has just been posted. We are here to answer your questions, and can provide insight and guidance to help you plan next steps and make decisions that are best for...</p> <div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/drupal-7-end-life-d7-eol-postponed-until-least-november-2023" class="more-link" aria-label="Read more about Drupal 7 End of Life (D7 EOL) postponed until at least November 2023" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/lynette-miles">lynette@tag1co…</a></span> <span>Wed, 02/23/2022 - 12:10</span> Wed, 23 Feb 2022 20:10:04 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 428 at https://www.tag1consulting.com