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Drupal 9 replaces Drupal 8. Long live Drupal 7!

Time is running out for Drupal 7 support, despite the temporary extension until 2022. So it’s time to start making a plan to migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9. Our developers can help you make what can be a tricky transition, starting with some tips and advice in our latest blog.

IT that’s Simple

Creating IT solutions can be a challenge, but our experts can help make it easier. Call us if you’re looking for secure, flexible and easy to use custom software.

Mobile App Development

Looking for a safe pair of hands for your next IT project?

Why not set up an online call to discuss your requirements?

We’ll produce a development plan and offer within a few days. Once we have an agreement, we aim to start new projects within a couple of weeks. BSL will provide a dedicated project manager and a local team of experienced designers and developers. We’ll keep you updated at every step of the development.

A recipe for successful client partnerships

BSL delivers innovative solutions. On-time. On budget.

Startups, SMB’s and Multinationals have all found their way to BSL. With each client we look forward to building a bond, discussing the possibilities, delivering solutions and independent advice. We’ve worked with some clients for more than 20 years, so it’s an approach that works.

Looking for a safe pair of hands for your next IT project?

Why not set up an online call to discuss your requirements?

We’ll produce a development plan and offer within a few days. Once we have an agreement, we aim to start new projects within a couple of weeks. BSL will provide a dedicated project manager and a local team of experienced designers and developers. We’ll keep you updated at every step of the development.

A recipe for successful client partnerships

BSL delivers innovative solutions. On-time. On budget.

Startups, SMB’s and Multinationals have all found their way to BSL. With each client we look forward to building a bond, discussing the possibilities, delivering solutions and independent advice. We’ve worked with some clients for more than 20 years, so it’s an approach that works.

Mobile App Development

Please take a look at some of our projects.

These are just some of our current projects. They include Business Intelligence solutions, modern/responsive web applications, web-services and mobile apps. Give us a call, and perhaps we can help with your next development project.

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Support, maintenance and updates for the long-term will keep your software running smoothly. We provide reliable and professional support whenever you need it.

We're here for the journey

Support, maintenance and updates for the long-term will keep your software running smoothly. We provide reliable and professional support whenever you need it.
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Drupal 9 replaces Drupal 8. Long live Drupal 7!

Drupal 9 arrived last year, and Drupal 8 is end-of-life in November 2021. Nothing strange about this. But did you know that Drupal 7’s life has been extended to November 2022? Due to the high number of active users, it will remain in use longer than Drupal 8! Nevertheless, if you’re still using Drupal 7, you’re drinking in the last chance saloon, and it’s time to plan your transition to Drupal 9.

BSL delivers a new Pulse importer using the Forrester API

We developed our “Pulse” Business Intelligence Software for PwC. It’s a global service, maintained and supported by BSL. Pulse imports thousands of documents daily from commercial content providers and website feeds, delivering personal briefings to PwC subscribers throughout the PwC organisation. At the request of PwC, we recently created a new importer for Forrester using their API.

Outsourcing, retainers and long-term development partnerships

It’s not always straightforward for even large companies to create cutting edge development teams, as their core business may not be related to IT. Moreover, even when IT is a significant part of their business, there is frequently a wide gap between delivering core services and innovating with new technologies. BSL offers development services that can help fill the gap.

Machine Learning technology for Library services

We’ve worked for many years with NBD Biblion, a unique organisation that selects and distributes books to public libraries in the Netherlands. They recently introduced Machine Learning (ML) technology to automate their client recommendations. After this success, NBD Biblion asked BSL to integrate a new Machine Learning service with MIPS, developed by BSL.

Drinks and a movie at BSL

Enjoying a few drinks and watching a film together was a regular feature of life at BSL. I write ‘was’ because COVID-19 has kept most of us working from home. As a result, sharing a drink and watching a film together has not been an option. So instead, we’ve organised Digi-parties, Easter surprises and other events. Most recently, we arranged for everyone to enjoy a movie at home.

Two BSL anniversaries in May, time for a party

Two BSL anniversaries this week. Senior developer Peter Verbaan has been a key resource within BSL for 15 years, and front-end developer Roderick Gadellaa for 5 years. Reason enough for a party, you might say, and that’s something we love at the “Bright Side of Life.” For now, Corona makes this impossible, so it’s an online drink and a virtual hug.

Designing a simple phone app for 1888 information numbers

1850 BV has asked us to design and develop a new simple phone app for Android and iOS, designed to help people who have difficulty using modern smartphones. After all, not everyone is excited about all the hundreds of features provided by a typical smartphone. It’s hard for people who lack the technological skills to figure all this stuff out. And or course, many simply find tiny screens challenging.

“We received excellent assistance from BSL when redesigning our Careers site. They set up a design framework, so it’s easy to maintain and update the site contents. They were always available to guide and support us. They integrated Workable cloud services, so our new job vacancies appear automatically. Best of all, BSL delivered all this quickly – without losing sight of quality.”
Erin Hendriks – HR Data Intelligence Officer, Keylane

 

“Our long-term collaboration with BSL helped us to develop new management and maintenance agreements during 2020. Software updates, security updates, fixes for software problems, and improvements to NBD Biblion solutions designed by BSL are taken up proactively and implemented in good cooperation. Their services provide us with a reliable platform that we can build on.”
Raymond van Gent, Manager Business Operations NBD Biblion

 

“Working with BSL on several projects has helped us to streamline our internal business processes. We gained experience and know-how from each interaction with BSL. They have always been very helpful, promptly responded to our queries. They’ve always suggested solutions that would benefit our business, save costs, and add value to the product we provide to our clients.”
Theo Enache, Senior Associate, PwC

 

“We are amazingly proud of the work BSL has done for us. BSL’s team worked with us through professional, well-thought-out website design, development, and content editing processes. Their commitment to quality, technical expertise, and process discipline is inspiring. They delivered a Corporate site that meets our expectations and gets awesome feedback from our customers and investors.”
Cristina Cocco, Marketing Director, WCC Group

 

“With regard to technical development and infrastructure management, The Bright Side of Life in Breukelen has been a particularly constructive and creative partner for all these years.”
Jef van Gool, Product owner Literatuurplein

 

”During the first month after the site was launched, VROUW.nl reached more than one million unique users. That was just the beginning. 2,213,135 users visited the site in April 2016, 42% via mobile, 20% via tablet and 38% via desktop. With these results, VROUW.nl is in the top 3 of most popular websites for women in the Netherlands within three months.”
Telegraaf Media Group

 

Drupal 9 replaces Drupal 8. Long live Drupal 7!

Drupal 9 arrived last year, and Drupal 8 is end-of-life in November 2021. Nothing strange about this. But did you know that Drupal 7’s life has been extended to November 2022? Due to the high number of active users, it will remain in use longer than Drupal 8! Nevertheless, if you’re still using Drupal 7, you’re drinking in the last chance saloon, and it’s time to plan your transition to Drupal 9.

BSL delivers a new Pulse importer using the Forrester API

We developed our “Pulse” Business Intelligence Software for PwC. It’s a global service, maintained and supported by BSL. Pulse imports thousands of documents daily from commercial content providers and website feeds, delivering personal briefings to PwC subscribers throughout the PwC organisation. At the request of PwC, we recently created a new importer for Forrester using their API.

Outsourcing, retainers and long-term development partnerships

It’s not always straightforward for even large companies to create cutting edge development teams, as their core business may not be related to IT. Moreover, even when IT is a significant part of their business, there is frequently a wide gap between delivering core services and innovating with new technologies. BSL offers development services that can help fill the gap.

Machine Learning technology for Library services

We’ve worked for many years with NBD Biblion, a unique organisation that selects and distributes books to public libraries in the Netherlands. They recently introduced Machine Learning (ML) technology to automate their client recommendations. After this success, NBD Biblion asked BSL to integrate a new Machine Learning service with MIPS, developed by BSL.

Drinks and a movie at BSL

Enjoying a few drinks and watching a film together was a regular feature of life at BSL. I write ‘was’ because COVID-19 has kept most of us working from home. As a result, sharing a drink and watching a film together has not been an option. So instead, we’ve organised Digi-parties, Easter surprises and other events. Most recently, we arranged for everyone to enjoy a movie at home.

Two BSL anniversaries in May, time for a party

Two BSL anniversaries this week. Senior developer Peter Verbaan has been a key resource within BSL for 15 years, and front-end developer Roderick Gadellaa for 5 years. Reason enough for a party, you might say, and that’s something we love at the “Bright Side of Life.” For now, Corona makes this impossible, so it’s an online drink and a virtual hug.

Designing a simple phone app for 1888 information numbers

1850 BV has asked us to design and develop a new simple phone app for Android and iOS, designed to help people who have difficulty using modern smartphones. After all, not everyone is excited about all the hundreds of features provided by a typical smartphone. It’s hard for people who lack the technological skills to figure all this stuff out. And or course, many simply find tiny screens challenging.

Early to market? Try developing a Minimum Viable Product

Entrepreneurs frequently contact us with ideas for their ground-breaking app, web-service, or web application. Their market research completed, business plan ready, financial backing sorted. They want to start, and get their product to the market as quickly as possible. This is when we introduce the concept of an MVP or Minimum Viable Product.

The Entoen Nu app makes history lessons easy

Do you sometimes have trouble with Dutch history? The EnToen Nu app is intended for those interested in Dutch culture and history, particularly children from grade 5 up to and including secondary school. It can be used at school, and at home. We’ve recently updated the app, adding support for the latest version of the Canon of the Netherlands.

SRS: New Job Model and Access Governance Foundation

Since developing the original Signature Registration System (SRS) on behalf of a large international bank we’ve made many changes. Migrating SRS to an Azure SQL cloud service is our current focus, but earlier this year we worked on two other infrastructure changes: Introducing NJM (New Job Model) and AGF (Access Governance Foundation) support in SRS.

“We received excellent assistance from BSL when redesigning our Careers site. They set up a design framework, so it’s easy to maintain and update the site contents. They were always available to guide and support us. They integrated Workable cloud services, so our new job vacancies appear automatically. Best of all, BSL delivered all this quickly – without losing sight of quality.”
Erin Hendriks – HR Data Intelligence Officer, Keylane

 

“Our long-term collaboration with BSL helped us to develop new management and maintenance agreements during 2020. Software updates, security updates, fixes for software problems, and improvements to NBD Biblion solutions designed by BSL are taken up proactively and implemented in good cooperation. Their services provide us with a reliable platform that we can build on.”
Raymond van Gent, Manager Business Operations NBD Biblion

 

“Working with BSL on several projects has helped us to streamline our internal business processes. We gained experience and know-how from each interaction with BSL. They have always been very helpful, promptly responded to our queries. They’ve always suggested solutions that would benefit our business, save costs, and add value to the product we provide to our clients.”
Theo Enache, Senior Associate, PwC

 

“We are amazingly proud of the work BSL has done for us. BSL’s team worked with us through professional, well-thought-out website design, development, and content editing processes. Their commitment to quality, technical expertise, and process discipline is inspiring. They delivered a Corporate site that meets our expectations and gets awesome feedback from our customers and investors.”
Cristina Cocco, Marketing Director, WCC Group

 

“With regard to technical development and infrastructure management, The Bright Side of Life in Breukelen has been a particularly constructive and creative partner for all these years.”
Jef van Gool, Product owner Literatuurplein

 

”During the first month after the site was launched, VROUW.nl reached more than one million unique users. That was just the beginning. 2,213,135 users visited the site in April 2016, 42% via mobile, 20% via tablet and 38% via desktop. With these results, VROUW.nl is in the top 3 of most popular websites for women in the Netherlands within three months.”
Telegraaf Media Group

 

“We received excellent assistance from BSL when redesigning our Careers site. They set up a design framework, so it’s easy to maintain and update the site contents. They were always available to guide and support us. They integrated Workable cloud services, so our new job vacancies appear automatically. Best of all, BSL delivered all this quickly – without losing sight of quality.”
Erin Hendriks – HR Data Intelligence Officer, Keylane

 

“Our long-term collaboration with BSL helped us to develop new management and maintenance agreements during 2020. Software updates, security updates, fixes for software problems, and improvements to NBD Biblion solutions designed by BSL are taken up proactively and implemented in good cooperation. Their services provide us with a reliable platform that we can build on.”
Raymond van Gent, Manager Business Operations NBD Biblion

 

“Working with BSL on several projects has helped us to streamline our internal business processes. We gained experience and know-how from each interaction with BSL. They have always been very helpful, promptly responded to our queries. They’ve always suggested solutions that would benefit our business, save costs, and add value to the product we provide to our clients.”
Theo Enache, Senior Associate, PwC

 

“We are amazingly proud of the work BSL has done for us. BSL’s team worked with us through professional, well-thought-out website design, development, and content editing processes. Their commitment to quality, technical expertise, and process discipline is inspiring. They delivered a Corporate site that meets our expectations and gets awesome feedback from our customers and investors.”
Cristina Cocco, Marketing Director, WCC Group

 

“With regard to technical development and infrastructure management, The Bright Side of Life in Breukelen has been a particularly constructive and creative partner for all these years.”
Jef van Gool, Product owner Literatuurplein

 

”During the first month after the site was launched, VROUW.nl reached more than one million unique users. That was just the beginning. 2,213,135 users visited the site in April 2016, 42% via mobile, 20% via tablet and 38% via desktop. With these results, VROUW.nl is in the top 3 of most popular websites for women in the Netherlands within three months.”
Telegraaf Media Group

 
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