The 18F Engineering Sandwich for Cloud-based Web Apps—18F Engineering is often thought of as a technology shop, but that’s too broad. There are very few technology choices we actually make at the project level, so, more often than not, we combine a limited set of technologies to make our applications. To explain this, we’ll use the metaphor of a sandwich shop. — via 18F
Tools and Services
Resources.Data.gov —An online repository of policies, schema standards, tools, best practices, and case studies to provide agencies with resources for federal …
Code.gov —A collection of federal source code including open source software.
Data.gov —Data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications.
U.S. Web Design System —A toolkit of principles, guidance, and code that helps agency digital teams build accessible, mobile-friendly government websites for the …
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U.S. Web Design System —A community for anyone building federal websites with the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) or considering it for a future project.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) —Working to advance the cause of APIs in the federal government.
OpenGov —The Interagency Open Government Community of Practice is where we talk about transparency, open-participation, and collaboration across …
News and Events on Open Source
Open-source Information Architecture Design: Using the Tools You Have To Conduct Card Sorting and Tree Testing
Spotlight Story: Pioneering Open Source at the CFPB—Open source software is a fundamental aspect of how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has served the public in its short history. In April of 2012, nine months after opening its doors, they released their source code policy, based on the work of the Department of Defense, along with their first two open source projects. Just six days later, they accepted their first pull request. Though a minor change, this was the first documented contribution to a federal government open source codebase by a member of the public. — via Code.gov
Federal Source Code Study Series — Read the first article of the Federal Source Codes Study (FSCS) series. The FSCS was a three-year study that examined the federal government’s effort in implementing the Federal Source Code Policy and open sourcing software. — via Code.gov