The Blackfire.io profiling tool is now available to Code Enigma customers.
Blackfire.io is a profiling tool by the people behind Symfony, SensioLabs. We had a demo of this useful performance profiling tool some months back and decided it looked really good.
Using Drupal as a Service Provider with an Active Directory Federation Services server as the Identity Provider, using SAML
We'll try to cover the needed step to authenticate (and create if need) Drupal 7 users against an external Active Directory Federation server, using SimpleSAMLphp and the simplesamlphp_auth mo
Open Sourcing a NW.js-based time tracking desktop application.
One of the great things of working at Code Enigma is the labs time we get every year.
A quick note to help if you ever want to monitor incoming HTTP requests regardless of web server infrastructure
If you're ever in a situation where you need to see incoming HTTP requests, maybe to check incoming headers, or you want to know what cookies are being set, or get some clues as to why things aren't being cached, the following command might be helpful:
A "back to the basis" demo of processing operations in batches
Quite often, you'll need to perform operations on such a number of items that it is going to exceed the resources available. We are going to have a look at some ways around this and how to loop over smaller batches.
In this final part of the series of blogs about our hosting services versus PaaS systems, we look at DX and why you don't need "the cloud" to have great developer tools.
So I said in my first post in this series that the developer probably isn't the most important stakeholder when you're selecting your hosting.
How to use the selectlog module to log key warnings and errors to the database log, while acting performance-wise for standard messages on live sites.
In the world of Drupal, it's a common and best practice to disable the Dblog module (Database logging) on production sites, in favour of using the Syslog module, which will take care of logging all php errors, notices, or any custom log messages into the Unix sys
The first in a series of blog posts comparing more traditional dedicated server infrastructure to the more fashionable public-cloud platforms prevalent on the market at the moment.
There are so many options out there in the hosting market, and the pricing models and benefits can be so confusing, it's hard to decide who to go with.
A description of the Viewport module for Drupal, already available for Drupal 8
Last week I had the chance to finish off the port of the Viewport module to Drupal 8.
A quick start guide to getting going with Drupal on a CentOS server.
Before I start, I make no claim this is the best way to set up CentOS. I'm sure it isn't the only way, and I'm sure there will be other, more thorough, howto articles about the general setup of CentOS that are much better than this one.
Drush sql-sanitize cleanses the core user information, but what about all those profile fields you added?
Plenty of sites use the Rules module, and plenty of sites need to perform data migrations on a regular basis. Learn how to easily work around rules when they get in the way of a migration.
Most Drupal sites make use of the Rules module in some way, and plenty of Drupal sites use the Migrate module to perform either one-off or regular migrations of external data into the site.
Even if you are an experienced front end developer who structures CSS files coherently, concisely and into something that resembles fine art, there are still ways of squeezing a little more performance out of your CSS files by reducing their file size using post processing.
Fairly simple. You'll notice that there's no particular order to the rules, and it could be better optimised. It's rendered out like this.
Drupal security audits are not a simple job, since security holes can be both in code and in the way the site is configured. This article collates the most common things to look for when auditing a Drupal site.
Site audits are one of the services that some of our clients have requested from us in the past.
Learn how to use custom dimensions and metrics with Google Analytics and Drupal to get in-depth reports of your users engagement.
Certainly, there's no need to introduce Google Analytics as an analytics tool for websites.
This blog post covers the steps needed to implement a custom shortcode WYSIWYG widget for Drupal 7, to give site editors with all the flexibility they need to create content.
Giving editors full control over the elements they want to place in their contents is not always an easy task.
We present in this publicly available whitepaper detailed information on how you can integrate the Drupal search experience with Microsoft SharePoint 2013 search, to provide a seamless and complete search experience for intranet users in Drupal.
One of the classic results of this is SharePoint being used as an internal document store.
How to use a views-provided filter to search content across multiple content types.
When building a Drupal site, it's very easy to be tempted to build the data model based on the features and options that one can get out of the box in other contributed modules (and I had my rant about it
How to allow for A-Z sorting and search by title features at the same time in your search pages. Solving a common (but not trivial) use case in Drupal with Search API and aggregated fields.
Search API is a powerful beast for Drupal 7.
CKEditor is a superb WYSIWYG text editor and when used together with the CKEditor module for Drupal it's a great solution for enabling editors to easily add HTML to content. A common issue site builders seems to have is changing the list of styles that are available in the Styles drop down combo. Here's the salient tip for getting it working!
CKEditor comes with a Styles drop down combo that enables editors to select some text and then decorate it by selecting from a list of available styles: