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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 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 service

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jun 10, 2015

This is the first post in a multi-part series on using GitHub for Government.

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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 31, 2015

On ne peut généralement pas le prévoir. Parfois, on en prend connaissance à la dernière minute. Mais cela peut aussi être le moment le plus attendu de l’année. Quel que soit le contexte, toutes les sociétés sont confrontées un jour ou l’autre à une situation dans laquelle une défaillance de leur site aurait un effet dévastateur.

Dans cette série d’articles, nous revenons sur l’expérience de trois des plus importants clients d’Acquia. Avec un accent tout particulier sur la préparation technique et opérationnelle, l’amélioration continue, les caractéristiques de la plateforme et l’importance de toujours écouter les retours.

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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 Danielle Sheffler at Acquia on May 29, 2015

Thanks for coming back. If you tried a few of the tips in the first part of this series, you probably realized that making a website accessible to all visitors doesn’t require much time, or cause much stress. Even if you didn’t yet try, I hope this blog further illustrates that clients need not worry about sitting down themselves to create a website that’s useful and informative to visitors with disabilities - without reaching out to a developer for help.

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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 27, 2015

Most advice to improve Drupal site performance is aimed at developers and DevOps folks. In reality, many Drupal sites are built by site builders using flexible Drupal modules rather than custom code.

In this blog series, we will give site builders the knowledge and tools to enhance the performance of their web sites, without ever touching PHP or the command line.

The Drupal community is already rich in modules and best practices that can significantly improve the performance of any Drupal site. Now it’s time to take advantage of the community’s hard work!

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 21, 2015

Business is keenly aware of the importance of page-load time, and its impact on conversion and search engine optimization.

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Posted by Danielle Sheffler at Acquia on May 19, 2015

You’re in good hands. A developer is building or renovating your organization’s website, and everything is shaping up as planned.

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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 Danielle Sheffler at Acquia on May 14, 2015

We’re at the halfway point of what hopefully has been a helpful guide for developers to make a website accessible for all visitors.

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