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.




Continuous Web Development – tips and tricks

Continuous Web Development – tips and tricks

In our two previous blogs (part 1part 2), we describe the advantages of a continuous web development process. An approach where you create a minimum viable product (MVP) which can be improved and enhanced over time. And we gave a range of design and development tips to guide you. Our final blog in the series summarizes these benefits and tips. Helping you to develop and sustain a successful site. Saving time and money on the way! (more…)

Eight reasons for Drupal 8 migration

Eight reasons for Drupal 8 migration

Developers have been working on Drupal 8 since the end of 2012. The first release was finally published in 2015. However, Drupal 7 users were cautious about opting for a Drupal 8 migration. Why? Firstly, because Drupal 8 contained so many changes. And secondly, many popular Drupal 7 modules were not available in the early releases. But fast forward a few years to 2018… Drupal 8 is now mature. With stable releases that can be used for production sites. And with almost 200,000 Drupal 8 sites currently online, now is the time to make the switch. Here are some of the main reasons for Drupal 8 migration… (more…)

Design and development tips for your next web project

Design and development tips for your next web project

In our previous blog we wrote about the advantages if you start with a minimum viable product, then extend the functionality in a series of incremental releases. A so-called continuous development process offers many benefits. And lowers your risks. This second article focuses on further development tips. This time we focus on the development process. (more…)

Treat your web application as a continuous development

Treat your web application as a continuous development

Companies and developers frequently treat websites as one-off developments. They are built, tested, launched and then forgotten. Even security updates are often ignored until a site is hacked. Over time many sites fall into neglect, neither meeting current technology standards nor user expectations. For example, not being designed for use on mobile devices. Continuous development solves many of these problems. And offers many other benefits too! (more…)

Developing a custom reception system

Developing a custom reception system

As we wrote in one of our earlier blogs, we are busy with a number of new projects. In the previous blog we talked about a recent Drupal 8 project. This is now nearing completion. In this blog we want to talk about another project: the development of a completely unique reception system. (more…)

New Scrum team, and new projects

New Scrum team, and new projects

BSL is busy – and we have several new projects. One of these new projects is being carried out by an entirely new onsite team. It’s based on Drupal 8, and we aim to complete the project in June. (more…)

BSL welcomes a creative developer

BSL welcomes a creative developer

Sanne joined the BSL team at the end of April. Initially she will fill two roles: Front-End Developer and Junior Java Developer. Which of course means that our busy developers and the marketing team are pleased with her arrival. An extra pair of hands is very welcome! Sanne is a cheerful and creative developer. (more…)

We’d like to welcome a new developer

We’d like to welcome a new developer

We’d like to welcome Jurjen, the newest addition to our team! Jurjen will be working as Junior Java Developer, helping from the word go on several large projects. Three words that can describe Jurjen are: inquisitive, sociable, and a gamer! (more…)

Small-scale companies offer great opportunities

Small-scale companies offer great opportunities

Did you know that young people who work for small-scale companies get more opportunities than those who work in large ones? Not only do you have the chance to shine, you get to learn more too. And as a result –  you enjoy your work far more. 2018 has started well for BSL, therefore we have a number of exciting openings. So if you’re looking for a new challenge, maybe our blog will encourage you to get in touch… (more…)

Modernizing the NBD online databases – Agile development

Modernizing the NBD online databases – Agile development

The book and literature sectors are undergoing major changes. So NBD Biblion – a major player in the Dutch library world – is changing as well. Their goal? To provide the best possible service to their customers. For this reason, NBD Biblion are taking steps to transform their online databases LiteRom and Uittrekselbank. They are planning database changes, as well as new web interfaces. And our developers are playing an important role… (more…)

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