Jeffrey A. McGuire

Jeffrey A. McGuire

Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire, Partner at Open Strategy Partners – In demand as a global keynote speaker and communications expert, he has built a strong following at the intersection of open source software, business, and culture. Over the last decade, while helping Acquia grow from 18 to 800 employees, he created value-multiplying connections between people, companies, and projects in the open source, government, and business worlds. His unique approach to content marketing–making human stories out of complex technology solutions and celebrating the expertise and success of their creators–left its mark on the company and the open source communities around it.

Posts by Jeffrey A. McGuire:

DDEV v Build-it-yourself

Despite its appeal, if building your own local development and live deployment solution isn’t your core business, you should consider a fully-supported, open source solution like DDEV. It offers you a much better long-term balance in terms of focus and cost, meeting your needs efficiently while remaining transparent, flexible, and extensible. Whether you’re leading a … Continued

What is DevOps?

DevOps isn’t a tool you can buy. So what is DevOps? The DevOps movement extends the principles of lean and agile methodologies beyond application code to the entire value stream, from business requirements—driven by the ongoing digital transformation that marks today’s successful organizations—to development, deployment, measurement, and analysis, and back to the next set of … Continued

How DDEV ensured success for this senior developer

Senior developers and project leads need to nimbly move between projects as they advise sales, developer, and other teams. We spoke with Brandon Williams who gave us peek at what his typical day is like as a Technical Project Architect, and how having a reliable local development environment, like DDEV, makes a big difference to … Continued

DDEV: It does what it says on the tin

I recently spoke with Alex Burrows, CTO of the Digidrop agency, based in Surrey, UK. After Alex started using DDEV, he found it was saving him time and reducing stress. It wasn’t long before he was convincing his colleagues and clients to use DDEV, too. He and his team have been happy with the switch. … Continued

Web Development Workflows Simplified

It is DDEV’s mission to create a faster, better, simpler, and more reliable web development workflow. Kamran Ahmed’s Roadmap to becoming a web developer in 2018 gives a bird’s eye view of the sprawling list of technologies a web developer needs to learn and be aware of to master web development today. From scripting languages … Continued

Top Tips for Open Source Contribution Sprints

Open Source community leaders’ tips on running successful contribution sprints – In 2018, many people seem to understand the value FOSS delivers–technical, business, and otherwise. Improved ROI, shared risk and benefit, and not competing in IT when you’re not in the IT business all make sense. We FOSS service providers spend less time nowadays explaining how … Continued

Install, test, repeat – Rapid local development with DDEV

I wanted to know how Joe Shindelar manages to generate and deliver hundreds of hours of Drupal learning content and where DDEV fits into the picture. Joe is ‎Lead Trainer and Lead Developer at Lullabot Education, where they provide expert Drupal training on the e-learning site Drupalize.me.     Joe told me, “I use DDEV pretty … Continued

DDEV – A local development environment that just works

Adam Bergstein (aka nerdstein, VP of Engineering at Hook 42) has been on a long search for the ideal local development environment. Adam has a diverse set of responsibilities at work, analyzing and supporting client needs for sales and another set of needs around his deep involvement in open source software communities and contribution. You … Continued

DDEV Adds Support for TYPO3 CMS

We’re on a mission to make it easier for developers, teams, and organizations to adopt modern container-based toolsets and workflows. To get there we’re expanding our support to new communities and platforms. Today we’re excited to announce that DDEV integrates with the TYPO3 CMS to provide a fast and robust way to work across multiple … Continued