Remodeling Four Kitchens: A look inside our new brand
With the additions of Advomatic and Manatí, we’ve had an exciting few years at Four Kitchens. While we’ve remained fundamentally the same organization, we’ve also been evolving into something new. It’s time for our brand to catch up.Learn more
A more modern, sustainable approach to higher ed websites with YaleSites
A higher ed website is a product, not a project. Learn about Yale’s sustainable approach to digital development and how your team can do the same.Learn more
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Pitch(ing) perfect: 5 principles for a superior presentation
We’ve been talking a lot about showmanship at Four Kitchens lately. Anyone who’s watched Mad Men knows how important it is to have a good pitch when you’re selling work. However, in many ways a product demo is just as important as a pitch. The Sales team goes out and gets work, but an excited client is more likely to become a long-term partner if they're engaged along the process.
Open source is not just development
There is a misconception amongst developers and companies alike that contributing to open source means writing code. Although there is certainly a lot of open source that revolves around the code, there is so much more work that can be done on an open source project to make it truly successful. No matter your skill set, your position, or even if you don’t know how to write code, there is a way you can contribute to open source.
The Great Consolidation: ew.com migration case study presentation
At 1am Pacific on January 29th, 2015, Entertainment Weekly quietly switched to Drupal 7. Ten WordPress VIP blogs and a monolithic Vignette V6 Content Suite were deprecated. Over a half million articles and images were migrated to a new design and modern publishing platform, and Four Kitchens led the development.
Building performant Meteor applications
Make it modular
One of the most powerful features of node.js is its package manager, npm, and the wealth of modules it gives you access to. By using node modules you can leverage work done by other members of the community and spend more time focusing on solving your specific problem. There are other benefits to node modules though: they make your code more testable by splitting out non-critical logic, they make your code more maintainable by reducing the code paths through code you’ve written, and they improve the organization of your overall project.
Have you submitted your session proposal to DrupalCon LA 2015?
This year, I’m honored to be the Coding and Development Track Lead of DrupalCon Los Angeles. We’re trying a new approach this year; focusing on preparing developers for the future of Drupal and the expanding web software universe. How is this different?
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