Development

Beyond Boundaries

Our in-house development team love a challenge! Always ahead of the latest technology trends, from AI to machine learning to automation, our team build transformational web applications and groundbreaking digital products for some of the world’s biggest brands.

Working closely with our UX design and testing teams, our full stack developers bring to life visually stunning designs whilst building complex, scalable, global platforms that meet the highest technical standards.

Our Process

With an established in-house team of expert front-end and back-end developers we excel in full-stack development. Coding in multiple languages covering the entire technical stack we focus on PHP and Node.js / JavaScript to deliver fast-loading, scalable, search-friendly, and robust solutions optimised for any device in any location.
 
Our projects are delivered using Agile Scrum methodology, so we can adapt to changing requirements as the project evolves.  Collaboration continues throughout the project using tools like Jira, Trello, Teams and Slack to keep you informed and ensure that the final product aligns with your vision.
 
To maintain high-quality code and minimise potential issues, we implement Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) practices. By automatically building, testing, and deploying code changes, we ensure efficient and seamless updates while reducing risks associated with manual processes. 

Content Management Systems

We believe that websites and applications should be user-friendly for our clients to edit and update. Our expert team will build you a secure and easy-to-use content management system tailored to your specific needs. We work across various platforms and content management systems (CMS), including PHP-based (Laravel, Drupal) and Node.js-based (Strapi, Payload) systems.

DevOps & APIs

We have extensive experience in building complex, enterprise-level applications for global brands and large organisations. We are certified for scaled integration with both Microsoft Azure and AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud computing platforms, supported by our in-house Azure and AWS specialist DevOps teams.

Seamless integration between your website or application and external services is essential. Our team is skilled in creating custom REST and GraphQL API integrations, allowing your digital product to communicate effectively with various third-party systems, enhancing its functionality and overall user experience.

Accessibility

We prioritise accessibility to ensure inclusive digital experiences for all users. Our dedication to meeting and surpassing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 up to level AA means we create digital products open to everyone.

We follow accessibility best practice, utilise advanced testing tools and incorporate features such as keyboard navigation, screen reader compatibility, and appropriate colour contrast, to ensure that our digital products offer an inclusive and seamless experience.

Security

We take security very seriously and work to Cyber Essentials Plus government-approved processes to ensure compliance.

We adhere to a rigorous security development lifecycle process to build more secure software and are annually audited by RSM UK to provide certification in best practice, adherence to data processing guidelines and evidence of security compliance.

Testing & Maintenance

Our in-house ISTQB qualified test team ensures that your digital product meets stringent quality controls for WCAG accessibility while acting as your audience to guarantee the product meets success criteria and delivers a flawless user experience.

We employ a test-driven development (TDD) approach, ensuring the highest coding standards. Our development work undergoes rigorous user perspective testing, conducted in-house by our dedicated team. Covering a wide range of devices and browsers, our methodology ensures seamless performance on all platforms your customers use.

Once your product is launched, we monitor its performance, security, and stability daily to ensure 24/7 uptime. Updates and patches are installed as needed to maintain the system's high performance and we can offer market leading SLA’s to guarantee product uptime.

Technical SEO & Insights

A successful digital product should be discoverable and accessible to users. To ensure this, our developers work alongside our performance team to create a comprehensive approach to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), combining technical, on-page, and off-page strategies to maximise visibility in search engines.

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, users expect quick and responsive websites and applications. We prioritise performance optimisation to ensure your digital product loads rapidly and runs smoothly. By employing techniques such as code minification, caching, and image optimisation, we guarantee an optimal user experience.

Our expertise extends to advanced integrations with Google Analytics 4 and Google Data Studio, providing valuable insights into user activity and website performance. Using tools such as Microsoft Clarity, we can better understand user behaviour and identify potential improvements to enhance user experience.

Our current technology stack:

  • SQL Databases, NoSQL Databases, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Apollo & GraphQL 
  • Google Maps integration, Mapbox integration 
  • Node.js / JavaScript Full Stack application & service development 
  • CMS: PHP-based (Laravel, Drupal), Node.js-based (Strapi, Payload) 
  • Serverless computing with AWS Lambda and Azure Functions for scalable and cost-effective solutions 
  • Containerisation with Docker and Kubernetes for consistent and efficient deployment 

DevOps

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Monitoring

  • CloudWatch
  • Azure Monitor
  • New Relic

"Bolser's team is a powerhouse of talent and their innovative mindset has helped bring our project to life in ways I never thought possible. They truly are the best in the business."

Eric Wahlquist

Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

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Microsoft