Preston So

Drupal 8’s end of life is only a year away (Nov 2021), and that date is unchangeable. Are you ready? Do you need to know more about why you should get started upgrading? Do you want to know if there’s going to be a Drupal 8 Extended Support program (spoiler: there isn’t).

Lynette Miles

Peta Hoyes, COO, and Fabian Franz, Vice President of Software Engineering, of Tag1 Consulting discuss how teams are working collaboratively in real time and asynchronously more than ever before. Content management systems (CMS) need to meet the needs of users, but to date no system offers real time collaboration, because building collaborative software is extremely complex. Yjs, a real-time collaboration framework abstracts all this complexity, allowing you to enable collaboration in any application. Working with...

Lynette Miles

We’re going to dig into the process of a working Gaggle, so you can see how it runs, and how to deal with some of the errors you might encounter as you start working with this feature of Goose. Goose does not currently have a UI; this example expects you to be familiar with the command line interface (CLI). This example uses one Manager and two Workers, so there are three different things going...

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

In our blog, we’ve previously had a Tag1 Team Talk about Goose, by Tag1 CEO Jeremy Andrews. Goose is a Locust-inspired load testing tool In Rust. Goose has been effective in helping Tag1 support its clients by ensuring their websites hold up under stress.

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

Moshe Weitzman, Senior Architect and Project Lead, gave a talk at DrupalCon Global 2020 to introduce Drupal Test Traits -- a new open source project started by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Drupal Test Traits (DTT) are designed for use with Drupal websites that have existing content, where part of your testing includes checking your content, instead of tearing your website down and reinstalling Drupal.

Lynette Miles

If you’ve been part of a writing team, known a writer, or ever considered documentation to be an important aspect of your business, you may have heard of docs-as-code. If you haven’t, buckle up, because using these methodologies can lower the bar for your developers to contribute quality documentation to your project. At the same time, it also reduces the work your writing team has to do to ensure your documentation meets your company style...

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...