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.




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. Our blog tells you more… (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…)

Our Drupal website developers create recruitment site

Our Drupal website developers create recruitment site

Recruiting good technical personnel is a challenge right now. Good developers, designers, consultants and account managers are scarce. An innovative solution is required – which is why a fast-growing international software company has turned to our Drupal website developers for help. We are creating a dedicated recruitment website on their behalf… (more…)

Rotunda software update – our digital showcase

Rotunda software update – our digital showcase

We’ve been working on a Rotunda software update. Distributed by NBD Biblion, Rotunda is a so-called ‘digital showcase’, used in libraries and bookshops throughout the Netherlands to promote new and interesting titles. We designed the software to run on small Windows computers, linked to touchscreens. Recent technological developments make it a good time for BSL to completely renew the software. Find out more in this blog! (more…)

Literatuurplein 3.0 – keeping up with trends

Literatuurplein 3.0 – keeping up with trends

In March, our designers started work on the Literatuurplein 3.0 project. The third re-styling of the popular Dutch literature website, designed and developed by BSL. In this blog, we’ll tell you something about Literatuurplein 1.0 and 2.0. Also about why it’s time for a new housestyle, and lastly how we’ve approached the project. (more…)

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…)

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