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Posted by Gigi Anderson on Aug 20, 2015

When Acquia’s Global Support Team outgrew their ticketing system in 2013, it was time to make a change.

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Posted by Matthew Grasmick on Jul 17, 2015

There are plenty of tools that can improve your efficiency, but they can become burdens rather than real helpers.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jul 9, 2015

Recently I began working on a D8 module, but this isn't a story about a D8 module. The work I did provided me an opportunity to get back to my pre-Drupal object oriented (OO) roots.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jul 2, 2015

The quest for improved page-load speed and website performance is constant. And it should be.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jul 1, 2015

Identity theft and site compromises are all-too-common occurrences -- it seems a day rarely goes by without a news story detailing the latest batch of user passwords which have been compromised and

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia 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 Model is one of several models that update the CMM for modern software development in the age of e-commerce and mobile development, when digital capability isn't an add-on but rather is fundamental to business success. The model emphasizes communicating strategy while putting management and control processes into place.

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Posted by Adam Weingarten at Acquia on Jun 12, 2015

Drupal is an incredibly flexible and expressive CMS and development framework. As a

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jun 9, 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 do something you enjoy. In fact, these shortcuts are all but guaranteed to make you like JIRA more – or maybe hate it a lot less.

I recently reviewed the shortcuts with Acquia’s India team, and developers there couldn’t thank me enough for simplifying things. As you probably know, JIRA provides bug and issue tracking and project management functions. In other words, it’s useful and often necessary – something not to be avoided.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jun 4, 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 practically for your next development project.

Kanban is a model of continuous slating, or continuous improvement. Essentially, when utilizing kanban, project priorities can change in real time, based on what takes priority at a certain time, so there is a certain flow to the work. Requirements can be added and clients or internal stakeholders can change their minds at any given time throughout the life of the project.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 29, 2015

As our series continues, let's look at what non-technical team members need to understand about Drupal 8.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 27, 2015

Like a composer who can’t wait to conduct a great symphony, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Composer, a PHP dependency management tool.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 18, 2015

In the previous posts we’ve focused on defining your requirements and the basics of

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Apr 30, 2015

In a recent webinar one participant asked about inline images in Drupal 7.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 25, 2015

Yesterday, Amazon announced a great new feature for S3: cross-region replication.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Feb 20, 2015

In my travels to talk about Drupal, everyone asks me about Drupal 8's performance and scalability.

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