The Bright Side Blog: Project News and Events

Browse through our blog! Get the latest news about activities, developments and projects on behalf of our customers, as well as updates about the BSL team and events.

Our blog pages reflect our passion for software development. Our skills. Our Agile approach. Our commitment to deliver on-time, and on-budget. We demonstrate our passion time after time, as our project portfolio shows. Our blog tells you what interests us, and our clients. How our engineers and designers work closely with clients - large and small - to deliver reliable, innovative custom solutions. Learn how we create responsive web sites, and great mobile apps for iOS and Android. Whatever the challenge, our passion for software can help you to achieve your business goals. So get in touch, and find out just how the Bright Side of Life can help with your next project.




The BSL team congratulates Jef van Gool on receiving award

The BSL team congratulates Jef van Gool on receiving award

Jef van Gool – the initiator of Literatuurplein and literary guru behind our Boekwijzer app – has been awarded The Order of Orange-Nassau for his dedication to promoting reading and literacy. One of the highest honors in the Netherlands! We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jef. It’s well and truly deserved! (more…)

We introduce our new Junior Java Developer

We introduce our new Junior Java Developer

The last few months we’ve had a lot of new project leads. So to help our developers keep up with demand, we are always on the lookout for new talent. Therefore we’re pleased to present the newest member of our team: Komal. She joined our development team as Junior Java Developer at the start of September, working 4 days per week (Tuesday to Friday). And as all our developers are currently male, Komal makes a welcome change to the team! Check out our blog… (more…)

Careers website launched for the WCC Group

Careers website launched for the WCC Group

Last Friday we released the new WCC careers website. The requirements were clear. Firstly the site had to be modern, fast, and easy-to-use on any type of device. Secondly it must be easy for their HR team to maintain the list of openings, and create stories about life@WCC. The solution: a responsive website created using Drupal. Read our blog to find out more… (more…)

Software outsourcing – the right move!

Software outsourcing – the right move!

An international manufacturer has approached BSL to maintain and further develop their in-house software. And they came to the right address. We’ve got great references, as well as experience and expertise in a wide range of programming languages. Our blog explains more about the benefits of software outsourcing… (more…)

Pulse news alert system goes global!

Pulse news alert system goes global!

The highly successful Pulse news alert system has gone global. Read our blog to find out more about the changes needed to make this possible. And about the role our engineers have played… (more…)

Yoast WordPress plugin improves your SEO

Yoast WordPress plugin improves your SEO

It’s important that (potential) customers can find our website easily. And Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the key! It’s the most effective way of maximizing the number of new visitors to your website. We believe that the Yoast WordPress plugin can give every WordPress website a helping hand. Curious? Find out more in our blog… (more…)

New Java software developer – Anne Hortensius

New Java software developer – Anne Hortensius

We’re pleased to welcome a new colleague – Anne Hortensius. Anne began working at BSL at the start of May as Java software developer. We have received lots of new and interesting orders in the last few months. Which is why we were looking for a new developer to join our team. And luckily for us, Anne got in touch at just the right time. By his own admission, he has made a career out of his hobby – computer programming – and tech makes him tick… (more…)

Fortify on Demand delivers secure web applications

Fortify on Demand delivers secure web applications

HP Fortify on Demand is probably one of the best available Source Code Analysis services for tracing security leaks, and code weaknesses. Which is why we use Fortify to analyze application code prior to delivery. Read this blog to find out more about the type of weaknesses that Fortify on Demand can find… (more…)

AFAS software integration with BSL web site

AFAS software integration with BSL web site

AFAS Software – Applications For Administrative Solutions – is a Dutch company, started in 1996. Their mission? “Developing software for consumers and businesses in a socially responsible manner, where customers, employees and the environment are key.” And BSL’s mission? We are integrating AFAS software into the workflow for a recruitment website. Learn more in our blog… (more…)

Is page speed and responsive design important?

Is page speed and responsive design important?

Just how important is page speed and responsive design to how Google ranks your site? The short answer is… very important. Our blog explains more, and tells you about a recent project we carried out to improve a site’s ranking. (more…)

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