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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.
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…)
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…)
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 Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter 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…)
Followers of our blog will know we’ve been working hard on a redesign of our popular literary app. They’ll know too that they’ve been told to ‘watch this space’. Well, the wait is over – you can try out the new improved Boekwijzer app for iOS and Android yourself. It’s now available in the Googleplay store and iTunes. And it’s still free! (more…)
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…)
Jef van Gool is a well-known name in the Dutch world of literature – and at BSL. We were therefore honored to receive an invitation to attend Jef’s retirement party on 15 September, at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), Den Haag. An event also tinged with sadness. BSL has worked closely with Jef for some 12 years, developing the highly-respected and popular Literatuurplein web site. The Literatuurplein has been part of his life for almost 15 years. Without his enthusiasm, knowledge, drive and initiative, there would have been no Literatuurplein! (more…)
Our blog readers will know all about our plans for a Boekwijzer redesign. We’d decided it was time to give our popular literary app a facelift. And with the design phase now behind us, we’ve been hard at work converting our ideas into a working app. Hear about our work in progress! (more…)
The BSL team closely follows the very latest trends in development technology. And our clients must innovate too. International bankers ABN AMRO are migrating their Signature Registration System (SRS) to a private cloud. SRS was developed by BSL, and for our latest project we are using SCRUM. (more…)
What makes working for BSL fun? We hope that reading this blog will convince some of the 18,807 IT professionals who are currently unemployed to take a look at our current job vacancies! In our previous blog, Eric and Diana explained why they enjoy working for BSL. Now we’re giving our rookie Roderick Gadellaa and veteran Peter Verbaan the opportunity to say what they think… (more…)