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 development project.




Winning with a Scrum approach to software development

Winning with a Scrum approach to software development

You’ve no doubt come across references to ‘Scrum-based’ software development.  But just what is a ‘Scrum approach’? Our blog helps explain how the Scrum approach to project management works. How we use this approach every day at BSL, and how our clients benefit as a result. (more…)

BSL Up & Running after a fire in the ShowOffice Breukelen

BSL Up & Running after a fire in the ShowOffice Breukelen

One week ago, we experienced one of the worst things that can happen to a company  – a fire broke out in the ShowOffice Breukelen where BSL is located. Thankfully no-one was hurt, but the impact for BSL has been considerable – our offices were left unusable. Our first goal was to get servers/services up and running for our customers as quickly as possible. Our calamity plan worked, so we succeeded! (more…)

BSL recruits new personnel with a video: A day at BSL!

BSL recruits new personnel with a video: A day at BSL!

The jobs market is picking up again in 2017, a change that hasn’t gone unnoticed at BSL. We’ve spotted a number of other trends that directly impact recruitment within companies. One of these is the use  of video resumés, replacing traditional CV’s. As we have some open job vacancies – and think this is an original way of attracting new colleagues – we decided to make our own video. Our very own: A day at BSL! (more…)

Which open source CMS is best for your company?

Which open source CMS is best for your company?

Do you want to create a new website, but don’t know which open source CMS to use? Just what are the benefits of an open source CMS, and which would be best for you?  Our experts do their best to answer these questions, and discuss some of the differences between Drupal and WordPress. We can also help you with your next website. We’re offering all new clients a 15% discount until 31 March 2017! (more…)

Looking back: a year full of successful BSL projects

Looking back: a year full of successful BSL projects

We’d like to look back at an inspirational and successful 2016 full of exciting projects, such as the redesign of our BoekWijzer app and a mobile version of Pulse. How have the last 12 months been for you –  also successful ones we hope? As a way of showing our appreciation to our customers, we’ve chosen in recent years to make a donation to a deserving charity during the festive season. (more…)

Front-end Developer at BSL: Roderick Gadellaa

Front-end Developer at BSL: Roderick Gadellaa

We’d like to introduce Roderick Gadellaa – Front-end Developer at BSL. Roderick has strengthened our team since May 2016. A clever guy who knows a great deal about the Web. His creative flair is clear to see in comical drawings that regularly amuse his colleagues – we’re extremely glad he joined us! As BSL’s Front-end Developer, Roderick ensures that users get the most out of our software. Not only that it looks good, but that users find it easy to use too. BSL places great store on having a team with a wide range of expertise. Which is why we ‘re able to develop custom software tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers! (more…)

BSL’s Online Marketing Assistant: Astrid van Rijsingen

BSL’s Online Marketing Assistant: Astrid van Rijsingen

Astrid van Rijsingen has just joined us as Online Marketing Assistant. We at BSL know our developers and designers do great work – we create innovative custom software for our customers and exciting apps. But we want the world to know too! Recognizing the growing importance of social media in the business world, we’ve kept abreast of developments and built on our online marketing skills. We’ve learnt how to best employ platforms such as FacebookLinkedInTwitter and the Google AdWords/Display Network. Working as BSL’s Online Marketing Assistant, Astrid will help develop and implement our online marketing strategy. In other words, she’ll help spread the word about BSL! (more…)

Pulse Migration – a service on the move

Pulse Migration – a service on the move

Developed by BSL, Pulse is a real-time news service used by a large international organization. Pulse has been a great success story, evolving into a global service used in more than 20 countries. Until now, the service has been hosted in the Netherlands. However, we are moving Pulse to a global data center in Germany. As part of the Pulse migration we will update our software to meet new security guidelines. We will also integrate Pulse with a new authentication system, and a new world-wide employee directory service. (more…)

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