Zoe of Code String

The future is written. Elegantly.

We want to offer a huge Code String welcome to Zoe, who takes up a full-time post as Digital Project Manager. Zoe joins us after a period contracting for Boots, where she regularly commuted to London and Nottingham. She’s pleased that her role with us is rather more local, given that she lives in Harborough.…

Lara the apprentice.

Not a typical apprentice!

Okay, we continue to deliver on our promise to keep you up to date with the people who make Code String what it is – a dynamic business. Introducing Lara, who joins as an apprentice but, as the title says, is not a typical apprentice. Six years ago, Lara graduated from Leeds Beckett University with…

Darren the Viking

Our Resident Viking

We promised you some background information on some (or perhaps all) or our amazing new intake of Code String staff. And so here is stuff you don’t know about Darren, our newest Senior Developer. Let’s get straight to the point: Darren is a Viking! It’s surprising what you uncover during an interview but how much…

Everyone’s Talking About It

Talking about what? Well, GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – of course. As expected, since the turn of the year it has become the hot topic at seminars and is spawning a platoon of experts. Most businesses were aware of its imminent arrival (on 25th May) but consciously chose to take no direct…

ISO in the bag again

Great news for us, and for anyone focused on documented quality procedures: Code String has retained its ISO certifications. We are ISO27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2015 compliant – that’s for Information Security Management and Quality Management respectively. In some ways, it felt more challenging being re-evaluated than it did submitting the business to the initial ISO…

Our team continues to grow

Business is good. Over the past few months, we added no less than five new people to our Code String team. On the face of it, these are committed programming, quality assurance or client relations professionals. That much is indeed true and is what you’ll see if you visit. But, as is always the case…

Sea Life and Source Code

I know what you’re thinking, “What does source code have to do with sea life?”. The answer is an “Octopus”, more correctly Octopus Deployment server. Octopus is the name of the release management automation tool that we have selected to power our continuous integration process. Why does this matter? Well for some time now we…

Urgent iOS Update

Today Apple have released an urgent update (9.3.5) that should be applied to all iPhones and iPads. The update prevents people from access a variety of information contained within your email and messages. The fix was issued after it was discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident’s phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method…