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Introducing Blackfire on Code Enigma servers

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.

Change of private cloud infrastructure provider

Code Enigma is changing the provider of it's infrastructure, moving all services to Pulsant.

We first met Pulsant in 2012, when we co-sponsored the excellent DrupalCamp North West (along with a bunch of other companies, of course).

#AberdeenCloud - what happened?

A short tragedy on the demise of #AberdeenCloud.

  UPDATE 1: #AberdeenCloud have made the platform available for 36 hours, as of last night, 30th June 2016. You can, for a short time only, get files and backups again. Sounds like the platform will be available until some time around Saturday lunchtime, 2nd July 2016.

Pascal Morin appointed to the board

Welcome aboard the board to Pascal Morin, senior developer and long-serving stalwart of Code Enigma.

Over the last few months the sitting board of Code Enigma (Steve Cowie and myself) have been doing a lot of thinking about the future of Code Enigma, and the process of moving past the startup stage to become a thriving company over the long-term.

Code Enigma at DrupalCamp Spain

Code Enigma will send three members of staff to the annual DrupalCamp Spain. This year, the event is held in Jerez de la Frontera, in the south of Spain.

As in previous years, Code Enigma will be present at the annual DrupalCamp Spain. This year's event will be held in southern Spain, more precisely, in Jerez de la Frontera.

Meet the YubiKey

We are rolling out an extra layer of security across all our production servers in the form of YubiKeys. This blog post explains what they are, how they work and why we're doing this, as well as presenting a short video presentation.

Two-factor authentication has become something of an IT buzz-phrase in recent years.

My first year as a Sysadmin

This blog briefly describes my first year of being a system administrator; how I was trained, what I've learnt and what I'd like to learn in the next year to name a few topics.

Introduction

Code Enigma offers WordPress tools

After many years honing our LAMP stack with Drupal, Code Enigma now offers the same stack and deployment tools optimised for WordPress.

For quite a few years now we've been offering professional hosting and tools for Drupal.

Rethinking the company website

We'd been thinking for ages that we needed to completely change our company website. The whole team felt we had a site that failed to represent either what we do or who we are. After some false starts when we tried to do this in-house we decided to get help from an external design agency and turned to Andy Clarke at Stuff And Nonsense. In addition to a radical design overhaul, we also wanted to rethink how to author content within a content management system so that we would actually want to create new articles rather than thinking of it as a chore. In this article we explain the process from various perspectives: design, content-strategy, back-end and front-end development.

When we decided to update our company website, we wanted a site that shows our customers what we can do. With the help of Andy Clarke and the team at Stuff and Nonsense, we truly believe we've managed it.

Proud sponsors of DrupalCon Amsterdam

A huge thank you (as ever) to the fantastic local and Drupal Association teams who have made this year’s DrupalCon Europe another roaring success.

A huge thank you (as ever) to the fantastic local and Drupal Association teams who have made this year’s DrupalCon Europe another roaring success. The whole Code Enigma team had a great time.

The IDE Of Dreams

Our technical director explains why Code Enigma is making the switch to Dreamweaver and what that means for our workflow

Developers are always arguing over which IDE is the best. Is it Sublime Text 2, Netbeans, PHP Storm, Vim, Eclipse - no, everyone hates Eclipse, except for me, it seems - but you know what I mean. Well, at Code Enigma we're sick of IDE autocracy and the religious wars of words that come with it.

Vim - I Wish I Knew How To :q You

Chris Maiden extolling the virtues of vim for the good people of DrupalCamp North West 2013

Code Enigma sponsored and talked at DrupalCamp North West again this year. Here is the talk everyone was waiting for! You can throw away all your other SDKs, vim now makes total sense:

A Great Case For Drupal

Our case study for the highly successful Le Figaro Bourse project is now live on Drupal.org

We're very proud to publicise our involvement in the Le Figaro Bourse project, undertaken in Drupal for Société du Figaro, the major French newspaper group.

Code Enigma Rebrands Support And Hosting

Freshbridge is being put to bed as Code Enigma's support and hosting products are brought back under the Code Enigma name

When we first came up with the idea of using the Freshbridge name for our hosting arm, we had some good reasons. We wanted to distance support and hosting from Code Enigma a little, create clear separation between a development shop and the support services. It felt like a natural break.

Code Enigma And #AberdeenCloud Join Forces

Full Drupal PaaS offering plus meaningful application support is finally available to everyone

UPDATE: This is an old blog, we are no longer #AberdeenCloud partners, though we will partner with 3rd party platform providers in order to provide more robust backup and security.

G-Cloud III supplier status confirmed

Our Agile Project Management, Drupal Development, Support, Migration and Consultancy now available on the G-Cloud Framework Agreement

Today we issued a press release about our recent incorporation onto the G-Cloud iii framework, managed by Government Procurement Service (GPS). We are pleased to announce to all UK government departments and organisations it has never been easier to purchase our Drupal services.

Lining Up For Frontend United

Europe's major annual Drupal Design event is almost upon us - Code Enigma can't wait!

London plays host once again to an awesome Drupal event. Frontend United (formerly Drupal Design Camp) follows hot on the heels of the fabulously successful DrupalCamp London.

Wax On, Wax Off

Chris Maiden and Mark West show us how to hone our coding skills with some ancient Eastern wisdom and some Test Driven Design.

"Wax on, wax off!

New team member

All the best Drupal companies have a talented Belgian in the team.

We’re delighted to announce that our new project manager - Koen Platteeuw - is joining us at the beginning of next month.

Git Your Act Together

James Panton presents an introduction to version control and the Git system at DrupalCamp North West 2012

"Git your act together and keep your code under control" session by James Panton at Drupa

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