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Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 18, 2015
Implementing agile development methodologies in a government setting can be quite difficult. Government agencies often want to know upfront exactly what they’re getting, and exactly what it will cost. From an agile development perspective, this is a major challenge. According to Agile In A...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 17, 2015
This is the second post in a multi-part series on using GitHub for Government. In the first, we discussed the basics of getting your government agency up and running with GitHub. In this post, we'll take a look at what the public can see and do with GitHub, and in the upcoming posts, we'll discuss...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 15, 2015
In business, technology is a means to an end, and using it effectively to achieve that end requires planning and strategy. The Capability Maturity Model, designed for assessing the formality of a software development process, was initially described back in 1989. The Forrester Digital Maturity...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 12, 2015
Drupal is an incredibly flexible and expressive CMS and development framework. As a developer, it allows you to express yourself quickly and easily. That being said, being able to do anything​ can be a little overwhelming. Switching from .NET to Drupal 7 isn’t easy for most people. They take...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 11, 2015
It’s often the case for technical development teams to have both on-site and off-site team members. If confined to a certain geographic area when hiring, it’s likely your business won’t be able to tap into a wide enough developer skillset as you might find with no geographic boundaries. But when...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 11, 2015
One of the major challenges facing every digital publisher is making sure its content will display properly up on every possible venue: desktop, tablet, and phone of course, but also in web services, and on the emerging display opportunities arriving with the Internet of Things, like wearables....
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 10, 2015
Strong documentation is the product of good writing. It’s funny I suggest that because for the longest time, my idea of writing well applied only to writing lines of code. But when I started my internship at Acquia, I quickly realized the importance of writing everything well. Every project here...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 10, 2015
This is the first post in a multi-part series on using GitHub for Government. We’ll discuss what the public can see and do with GitHub, what Drupal code should and shouldn’t be in a public repository, users and permissions on organizational accounts, and developer workflows. Scenario Your...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 09, 2015
It seems as if almost every Web developer hates using JIRA. Many developers feel it’s tedious, time-consuming work and they’d rather do just about anything else. But JIRA doesn’t have to feel that way. With the help of some easy-to-learn shortcuts, you can use JIRA more efficiently and have time to...
Posted by Acquia Dev on Jun 04, 2015
Kanban and Scrum are two different methodologies that can be utilized within your development organization. Both have pros and cons as agile methodologies, and one is often suited to a certain project better than the other. Let’s explore the definitions, differences, and how to utilize them...