The Practicality of Project Reference Guides

Managing web development projects at digital agencies involves a lot of moving parts. Projects change hands many times as they move from RFP to proposal, to development, to initial launch and ongoing maintenance. I look at this as part of a DevOps culture mindset; focusing on the smooth flow of information across silos in an … Continued

DrupalCon Update from the DDEV Team

Heading into day two of DrupalCon Nashville today! Our first day was a whirlwind of great conversations at our booth #604 and around the conference. We got the chance to explain what DDEV is all about (faster, better, simpler web development), answer a lot of questions … and we gave away a whole giant freezer … Continued

Developer Happiness: Use the Right Tools to Avoid Burnout

We recently spoke with Ryan Blyth, Technical Project Manager at NEWMEDIA here in Denver, Colorado. Ryan candidly shared the stresses of the web development with us and how using the right tools for the job can make you a much happier developer. Rather than the tools accommodating the way he works, Ryan often found he … Continued

Web development best practices: First time, every time.

If you’re responsible for managing a web development team, you want to make it easy for your colleagues to follow best practices- from the first time to every time they set up their projects. DDEV helps reduce errors between collaborators and facilitate knowledge sharing among team members. It sets its defaults to the best practices … Continued

Come on the Journey from RFP to Release at DrupalCon Nashville

Next week, I’ll be presenting at DrupalCon Nashville. I’d be thrilled to see you at my session. Read on for a taste of what I’ll be sharing. Edited to add: The video is up and available now! Estimates, Expectations, and Evolution During a Project’s Journey from RFP to Release Day: Thursday, 12 April 2018 Time: … Continued

Come meet the DDEV Team at DrupalCon Nashville!

We’re going to DrupalCon Nashville next week. We’re excited to meet you at our booth, in BoFs, and sprints. Here’s where you can find us. Follow us on Twitter to find out when the popcorn is poppin! And sign up for our mailing list for release updates and news. Come meet the DDEV Team At … Continued

The Website RFP & The Impossible-to-estimate G.I. Joe Line Item

My bold claims: Every requirement within a website RFP can be met with a low, medium, or high level of effort (LOE) solution. While the difference between the low and high requirement is usually measured in single or double digit percentages (e.g., 1-99%), the difference can sometimes span several orders of magnitude (10X to 10,000X). … Continued

DDEV-Local Release v0.16.0

Announcing DDEV-Local Release v0.16.0! Faster default performance and a community contribution that makes users’ first-time setup smoother. We’re always trying to strike a balance between the amount of control we give to you, and how much we take out of your way and handle automatically so you can on with your work. We’re grateful to … Continued

Making Critical Updates Easier – What You Should Know

Professional developers–creating open source or proprietary software–have to take responsibility for every line of code they commit to a project. And they have to commit to keeping it up to date. Is the cost and pain of keeping your site updated leaving it open to vulnerabilities? DDEV is here to help make updates easier! The … Continued