Enabling fast flow of work from Dev to Deploy with DevOps best practices

On-demand environments are essential to delivering code—and therefore value—from dev-to-deploy rapidly, reliably, and regularly. At every stage of the workflow, the environment has to be as close to the production setup as possible to avoid nasty surprises when your code hits production. Defining your “production-like” environment with automated build mechanisms to create containers—like in DDEV-Local—lets … Continued

Contribution Day at Drupal Europe

Last week at Drupal Europe we had the opportunity to learn from each other, catch up with old friends and make new connections, and contribute back to Drupal Core with Contribution Days on both Monday and Friday. A lot of work goes into preparing for these events, from coordinating team members to getting tools ready. … Continued

Drupal Europe Wrap-up!

We just returned from Drupal Europe in Darmstadt, Germany. With DrupalCon Europe on hiatus for a year, the European Drupal community decided to take the challenge of running a volunteer-led event. Thanks to the people behind Drupal Europe for running a fantastic event! News from Drupal Europe Dries gave his State of Drupal keynote announcing the … Continued

DDEV Release v1.2.0 – Apache support and DDEV UI Alpha

We’ve just released DDEV v1.2.0! The big news this release is the DDEV UI Alpha available now, and DDEV has experimental Apache support. We’re looking forward to your feedback so we can fine-tune how these work for you. There are also a number of bugfixes, docs fixes, and automated testing improvements. For full details check out … Continued

Dev-to-Deploy: The Evolution & Landscape of Modern Web Development

Over the past twenty years, web application development has evolved, hand-in-hand with the role of IT in business. Development methodologies have sprung up in response to this evolution. Each new development methodology has tended to build on its predecessors and also reflected the growing importance of IT and move IT and business decision-making closer and … Continued

Tools for an efficient DevOps workflow

The DevOps workflow is about efficiently producing useful outcomes—in both software and process—that inform and improve the next cycle of work from dev-to-deploy. This is how you can create more opportunities for digital transformation in your business. The goal is not just velocity, not to simply move faster through the steps of the workflow, but … Continued

DevOps – the Culture v Software Question

A DevOps enabled workflow comes out of a culture that focuses on improving flow. DevOps answers “why”, and the choices around tooling and software answer “how”. You can’t have one without the other. DevOps answers “why” In our previous post, we looked at What is DevOps? DevOps isn’t a tool you can buy. When you … Continued

Handing Over the Baton

In 4th grade, my future track coach observed me attempting to clear 4’ in the HJ. My mom gushes with pride when she retells the story that “Coach immediately turned to me and said ‘I want him!’” That moment was the inception point of a successful, two-decade-long career. I was a New York State champion … Continued

See you at Drupal Europe!

Drupal Europe is a new event is organized by a group of community volunteers in collaboration with the German Drupal Association and the Drupal Europe Foundation. Here’s where you can find the DRUD team. Where you can find the DRUD team at Drupal Europe At Drupal Europe, we’ll be showing off the DDEV UI and … 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