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Our development skills, agile project management and our commitment to on-time / on-budget delivery all illustrate our passion for software. Visit our project portfolio to learn more about some of our successes.

Here in our blog you’ll find “behind the scenes” news, and information about what interests us – and our clients. How our engineers and designers work closely with clients – large and small – to deliver reliable, innovative solutions. Learn about our technologies, responsive websites and the mobile apps we’ve delivered for iOS and Android. Whatever the challenge, we can help you to achieve your business goals. So get in touch, and find out how we can help with your next project.

Will the proposed ‘EU Copyright Directive’ endanger the Internet?

Will the proposed ‘EU Copyright Directive’ endanger the Internet?

While the Brexit soap has all our attention, the EU is working away on their own controversial proposal: their EU Copyright Directive. This directive will endanger the Internet. A claim made by many journalists and technical gurus, including Tim Berners-Lee and Jimmy Wales.

Mandate fraud costs Pathé more than US$ 22 million

Mandate fraud costs Pathé more than US$ 22 million

Pathé recently lost millions in an internet scam (named Mandate fraud) that targeted their Dutch office. Several emails, apparently sent from the personal account of the Pathe CEO asked the Dutch office to wire the money in four tranches to a bank account based in Dubai. SRS software developed by BSL could have helped prevent the fraud.

Front-end Developer with Marketing skills – Gabriella Pap

Front-end Developer with Marketing skills – Gabriella Pap

We’d like to welcome Gabriella, the newest addition to our team. She’s working as a junior Front-end Developer, but will also be putting her online marketing skills to good use. Gabriella wants to become a Full-stack developer. Her new colleagues at the Bright Side of Life will be very happy to help her reach this goal.

A look back at BSL in 2018

A look back at BSL in 2018

The year is almost over, so time to look back at 2018. It’s been a good year, with many new orders and several new clients. We’ve also welcomed a number of new colleagues. And our workload was so great that we collaborated for the first time with a third-party developer. He helped us deliver two new web applications over the summer.

Pulse – a new Responsive web application from BSL

Pulse – a new Responsive web application from BSL

Staying up-to-date with the latest news is important in almost any business. But it’s essential for PwC consultants, who need the latest news to better serve their clients. BSL developed Pulse, a custom-made information platform to aid them, and we recently delivered a new Pulse responsive web application.

Rare Care project through the eyes of a Front-end Developer

Rare Care project through the eyes of a Front-end Developer

Because we frequently develop custom software at BSL, we often become closely involved with our clients and their goals. Our developers recently completed the RareCare.World website. Here, you can read about how one of our front-end developers experienced working on the project.

A Drupal 8 website with high aspirations

A Drupal 8 website with high aspirations

BSL was approached by the Stichting Shwachman Support, a Dutch patient organization. They had joined forces with other patient organizations and experts to develop a new website: Rarecare.world. They recognized that BSL had the expertise to make their vision a reality. BSL redesigned the website and developed a new back-end.

New online marketer for BSL

New online marketer for BSL

Since the beginning of October, a new colleague has strengthened the BSL marketing team. He will use his creative writer skills to improve the content of BSL’s online presence. As online marketing assistant, he and his colleagues are responsible for all BSL’s online content.

Continuous Web Development – tips and tricks

Continuous Web Development – tips and tricks

In two earlier blogs, 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. Our final blog in the series summarizes these benefits, helping you to develop and sustain a successful website – and save money!

Eight reasons for Drupal 8 migration

Eight reasons for Drupal 8 migration

Drupal 8 release was first published in 2015. However, Drupal 7 users were cautious about opting for a Drupal 8 migration. Drupal 8 contained many changes, and many popular Drupal 7 modules were not available in the early releases. But fast forward to 2018… Drupal 8 is now mature. With stable releases that can be used for production sites.

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