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Tag1 Consulting: How to Fund your Open Source Project: A talk with Marijn Haverbeke - Part 2
Funding your interests isn’t always easy, and that’s true of many open source projects as well. The majority of open source projects are created and maintained by people working on their projects in their spare time. For some, their employers or other companies are willing and able to sponsor open source development projects, enabling their maintainers to do work they would not otherwise be able to do. In this Tag1 Team Talk, CodeMirror and ProseMirror, and Acorn project founder Marijn Haverbeke joins Tag1 Managing Director Michael Meyers, Vice President of Software Engineering Fabian Franz, and Yjs creator Kevin Jahns to talk about how Marijn funds his projects, and the expectations that can come with that funding. For more from Marijn, see part one of this series, where we talk about how Marijn runs his projects. ### Additional Info and Links - ProseMirror: https://prosemirror.net/ - GitHub development site for project - CodeMirror: https://codemirror.net/ - Acorn JavaScript Parser: https://github.com/acornjs/acorn - Eloquent JavaScript: https://eloquentjavascript.net/ - Marijn’s Personal Site: https://marijnhaverbeke.nl/ --- _For a transcript of this video, see [Transcript - Marijn Haverbeke - part 2](/transcript-marijn-haverbeke-part-2 "Transcript - Marijn...Read more lynette@tag1co… Wed, 03/10/2021 - 12:36
DrupalCon News: Join us for the Driesnote and the latest on all things Drupal
Hear Drupal’s founder discuss the state of the project now and the vision for the future.
TEN7 Blog's Drupal Posts: Why TEN7 Actively Supports the Drupal Bug Smash Initiative (and Why You Should, Too)
The Drupal content management system is an amazing piece of software. It’s an open source project that people all over the world contribute to and it’s currently celebrating its 20th birthday. It’s a rare beast in the computing world that survives for two decades as a single system. Depending on who you ask, Drupal powers something like 2% of all websites on Earth. Drupal can do everything from simple “brochureware” sites to elaborate platforms that integrate with dozens of other services. However, all that power and flexibility comes with a price.
DrupalCon News: Friday, April 16 - Drupal 10 Readiness Dat at DrupalCon North America 2021
We cannot think of a better way of wrapping up a whole week at DrupalCon than a focussed look at the next major release of Drupal, version 10, and how we will get there. Rachel Lawson caught up with some of the Initiative Team to find out what they had to tell us.
Palantir: COVID-19 Vaccinations, Content Strategy, and the Patient Journey
How Loyola Medicine is helping patients get the information they need about COVID-19 vaccines As we move into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems are facing a new challenge: effectively communicating about vaccine availability, eligibility, and scheduling. For many systems their website is the primary - and sometimes only - channel of communication about vaccination. This is a content strategy challenge: how should we structure the patient journey to prioritize quick answers to top patient concerns while enabling visitors to drill down to get more information at any point? We just teamed up with Loyola Medicine to update their COVID-19 pages, and in this post we’ll walk you through the before and after. Before At the start of the pandemic people had a flurry of questions: What is COVID-19, what are the risks, what are the symptoms, how can I protect myself, when should I seek medical help, how do I get tested, what does this mean for patients who need non-Covid medical care?  Loyola’s original COVID-19 page shows a patient journey focused on demonstrating immediately that Loyola can answer all of those questions. The tabbed interface at the top of the page helps visitors quickly find and click on the tab that matches their need. After Right now, the question that is driving the majority of patient inquiries about COVID-19 is: how...
Metadrop: Composer 2 and Drupal
Tag1 Consulting: AFT's Share My Lesson: Part 1: Building the Largest Online Repository for Lesson Plans
The American Federation of Teachers is one of the largest unions in the United States, representing 1.7 million members, including educators of all types - from teachers to nurses to support staff, and others. In their roles as educators and staff, their mission is to provide opportunities and education for everyone. Share My Lesson is the AFT’s website for sharing lessons, lesson plans, and other resources for educators of all types. These free resources provide a platform for teachers, homeschoolers, or anyone working with children as an educator. From preschool to adult education, Share My Lesson provides a place for people to find and share educational materials. In this Tag1 Team Talk, Managing Director Michael Meyers, and COO Peta Hoyes is joined by Kelly Booz, the Director of Share My Lesson and eLearning at the American Federation of Teachers. In part one of our series on Share My Lesson, learn about what Share My Lesson is, what it does, and how it has successfully grown without becoming a victim of its own success. * Part 2 (coming soon) * Part 3 (coming soon) _For a transcript of this video, see [Transcript - Kelly Booz, Share My Lesson part 1](/transcript-kelly-booz-share-my-lesson-part-1 "Transcript...Read more lynette@tag1co… Tue, 03/09/2021 - 06:34
Specbee: How to perform Automated Backups on a Drupal 8 (or 9) Website
How to perform Automated Backups on a Drupal 8 (or 9) Website Aaditya Walawalkar 09 Mar, 2021 Top 10 best practices for designing a perfect UX for your mobile app Different Drupal developers have different techniques to backup their Drupal websites. In this article, we will be talking about two of my go-to methods to backup a Drupal 8 or Drupal 9 website. One with the help of the Backup and migrate Drupal module. And the other way is with Cron jobs using CLI.  Data loss can be brutal and devastating, no matter who or what caused it. The good news is that it can be prevented by taking regular backups of your site. Sometimes, backups are done every day and sometimes, occasionally. The regularity depends on various factors like the size of your Drupal site or how often you update the website. Luckily, Drupal 8 and 9 provides you with easier options to backup and restore your website with the help of the Backup and migrate Drupal module and via CLI. Using the Backup and Migrate Module for Drupal 8 and 9 The backup and migrate module can backup both database as well as files. It can also backup the entire Drupal application folder. The module also has an encryption feature which requires you to download an additional library called the Defuse PHP encryption library-...
OpenSense Labs: Everything Is Better With Some JS on The Head: Progressively Decoupled Drupal
Everything Is Better With Some JS on The Head: Progressively Decoupled Drupal Gurpreet Kaur Tue, 03/09/2021 - 18:00
The 21st century is a pretty marvelous time to live in. There is so much that can be achieved today with limitless possibilities. There aren’t any inhibitions found in people. If we want it, we get it. I mean the 21st century folks have landed on Mars, so is there anything that we can’t do? I think not.  If you look at all of our accomplishments, you’ll find that technology is at the root of it all. It is the advancements we have made in science that has allowed the present time to be as marvelous as it is. Talking about all of these technologies would take as long as a year, even if I do it succinctly. So, I’ll not get into it. However, I will talk about one segment of tech that has had a profound effect in the way we surf the web. And it is the web development process.  To be concise, I want to discuss a trend in web development that has aided the developers, designers and project managers to build to their heart’s desire without having to rely on one specific technology, which used to constraint them. It is a trend that eliminates restraint and promotes innovation.  Let’s find out what it is.  The Drupal Prequel Before I get to the main agenda of this blog, I felt like I needed to talk about the underlying technology, which is...
Droptica: How to Create TODO Lists in Drupal? The Checklist API Module Overview
A to-do list is the primary tool of a productive person. It helps in everyday work and allows you to carry out your duties better. As it turns out, some of its elements can also be entered into the administration panel of a Drupal website. In this article I'll take a closer look at the Checklist API module, which provides Drupal users with an interesting implementation of a TODO list. Dates The first alpha release of the module was introduced in 2012 for Drupal 7. The stable version 1.0 was released several months later. To date, 12 stable versions have been created – including the newest, marked as 2.0, for Drupal 8 and 9. Popularity Even though the Checklist API module isn't very popular, it has become quite recognisable over the years. Currently, according to the official statistics, it's used by over 30 thousand Drupal-based websites, 63% of which are the 7.x-1.x branch. Module's creators The module is maintained by Travis Carden from Acquia, a very active member of the Drupal community. Besides him, 11 other people have also participated in the project so far. About 170 commits were created in total. Purpose of the module The Checklist API module is used to create lists with checkboxes. The status of the task execution is saved to the configuration or to the State API, and it can be modified using the code. Checklist API can be...
Amazee Labs: GatsbyConf - A Recap
<img src="https://www.amazeelabs.com/sites/default/files/styles/leading_image/public/images/current-affairs/AL-GatsbyCon-Recap.png?h=994a2424&amp;itok=JliFDiO2" width="1120" height="630" alt="GatsbyConf - A Recap by Amazee Labs" title="GatsbyConf - A Recap" class="image-style-leading-image" /> The very first Gatsby conference took place at the beginning of March and what a fantastic event it was. Not only did we attend, but we also spoke at the conference. Here's how things went down.
Skvare.com: Getting the most out of CiviCRM Entity 3.0
Getting the most out of CiviCRM Entity 3.0 Ready to take your Drupal 8 (or Drupal 9!) website to the next level with CiviCRM? Then you need the CiviCRM Entity Drupal module. We're pleased to have released version 3.0 earlier this year. Now, it's time for you to learn everything that it can do.  Join us for part or all of our upcoming "Using CiviCRM Entity" training series. Part 1: The Basics  Wednesday, March 24th, 12-1pm CST Gena Dellett Mon, 03/08/2021 - 17:37
Matt Glaman: Getting phpstan-drupal PHP 8 ready starts, now!
This week I will be kicking off development for phpstan-drupal after Florida DrupalCamp astoundingly met my funding goals. Since this open source work and I am being funded publicly, I plan to do as much development over live streams as possible. I really enjoy live coding, and I hope it helps teach folks some tricks. I have been using YouTube for my scheduled live streams, but I plan on giving Twitch a try. If you'd like to pop in and watch along as I work on the testing matrix for phpstan-drupal, follow me and get notified when I go live: https://www.twitch.tv/mglaman. I plan on going live at least every Wednesday at 1 PM CST (7 PM UTC) for two hours.
Tag1 Consulting: On 20 years of Drupal...An interview with Greg Lund-Chaix
As we continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Drupal, 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. For a transcript of this video, see Transcript: 20 years of Drupal - Greg Lund-Chaix. ### 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: - Jeremy Andrews - Doug Green - Fabian Franz - Narayan Newton - Francesco Placella - Greg Lund-Chaix - Marco Molinari - Michael Meyers - [Moshe Weitzman](https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/interview-moshe-weitzman "Moshe...Read more lynette@tag1co… Mon, 03/08/2021 - 07:24
Cobblestone, the kidney stone
I feel like I was in a street fight and got punched in the stomach. It started earlier this week with a stitch in my side when I was doing the dishes. By the time I finished, the stitch had turned into stomach cramps. I brushed it off as my stomach being upset due to jet lag. After all, we had just come back from Europe two days prior. As the pain increased, I wondered if I had pulled a muscle. Maybe I had been sitting with poor posture in my 8 hours of Zoom meetings that day? I tried to stretch it out so I could carry on with my evening. That didn't work. An hour after that initial stitch in my side, I couldn't explain the pain away any longer. No matter how I sat or laid down, it felt like someone stabbed me in the back with a knife. The next hour I tried to find a less painful position, without luck. I twisted and turned on the bed while my body shivered uncontrollably. I was scared. This was a pain I didn't recognize and more intense than any pain I had ever experienced. By 9pm I asked Vanessa to drive me to the Emergency Room. Once at the ER, they had me on morphine within 45 minutes. Emergency room selfie.After 5 and a half hours at the ER, the doctors concluded I had a kidney stone. An X-ray revealed that it was 4mm in size, and I was told it should pass on its own. They sent me home around 3am with some oxycodone (opioids) to help manage the pain throughout the...
The road back to the office
I've now been living at work working from home for almost one year. Before the pandemic, I often spent three hours a day commuting. Now, I'm using these three hours to spend more time with family, become more successful at my job, and work out more. For those reasons, I prefer not to return to an office. Many aspects of work function much better when people are face-to-face. In addition, I miss the in-person interactions with my colleagues and the camaraderie that comes from working together in person. For those reasons, I can't wait to go back to the office. Given that I really like both, my personal preference is for work to be "hybrid". Do individual work from home, but go into an office for collaborative work. Not everyone experiences the same advantages and disadvantages. My personal preference isn't necessarily best for everyone. As an employer, the pandemic has helped me better understand that people's life routines can be very different. For some, working from home has a negative impact on motivation, productivity and mental health. For others, it has been very positive and more productive. I wouldn't be surprised if 1/3 would prefer not to return to an office, 1/3 would like to go back to the old normal, and the remaining 1/3 would like a hybrid approach where they can work from home a few days a week. In the coming months, employers will be revisiting their "...

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