Software Development

Based only on the most modern technologies.

Our engineering teams consist of specialists in custom software development and use their expertise to build exactly the products that our clients need.

15+

years of development experience

40+

development experts

300+

projects

The goal of any strategy is its implementation, which for the digital products we build is based only on the most modern of technologies. We choose these with our clients’ best interests in mind and exploit the vast repertory of existing libraries and frameworks to build products that stand the test of time.

Depending on the size of the platform, custom software development can be an enormous project all by itself that involves work on many different endpoints. Chief among those is the development of the frontend, i.e. the visual and functional interface of a product that a user interacts with. Of course, the frontend relies on the backend to provide and manage data. Furthermore, it is becoming more and more crucial to offer products on mobile devices and this is achieved with mobile development. Finally, combining all of the aforementioned aspects is our definition of platform development, which again requires special expertise.

The products and platforms we build provide outstanding user experience.
This is why they excel:
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opinion leaders and experts for all common platforms

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continuous development together with in-house design experts
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agile and iterative MVP approach

Our services in custom software development

Our extensive industry knowledge allows us to accompany and develop your project on all layers and platforms of a digital product.

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Frontend Development

Shaping the elements an end user interacts with not only requires excellent designs but also flawless technical implementation. Frontend development serves exactly that purpose — realizing stunning user interfaces by moulding HTML, CSS and JavaScript into one smooth and performant unit using modern frameworks.

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Backend / API Development

What any product, device or machine relies on to provide functionality is its inside. A great deal of work goes into the conception and implementation of our backends and APIs as well as their architecture. Fine-tuning them is not only vital for retrieving and providing data as efficiently as possible, but it also lays the groundwork for ensuring scalability and maintainability.

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Mobile Development

Whereas once the digital world used to be governed by our desktop devices, today it is mobile devices which dominate and inform every aspect of software development. Naturally, this factors not only into the development of responsive websites but also into mobile app development. While we prefer native app development for an ideal user experience, our final approach will be fitted exactly to our client’s product based on its size and requirements.

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Platform Development

It is when the time for a product comes to combine all the aforementioned disciplines that we talk about a platform. The challenge in platform development lies in the fact that it has to be one continuous and uniform experience where frontend, backend and mobile harmonize in performance, responsiveness and look & feel. Our extensive knowledge about platform development goes back to as early as 2007 when our collaboration with video2brain began.

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What is DevOps?

Whereas formerly development and operations had been treated as separate disciplines, today they are combined and commonly referred to as DevOps. The goal of DevOps is to carry out frequent, continued and iterative improvements to products through measurable changes. With this approach, we drastically reduce the time it takes to roll out features, respond quickly to incidents and significantly improve the security standards of the products we develop.

At Parkside, our site reliability engineers implement our DevOps strategy, which consists first and foremost of automation. Saving time by automating menial and cumbersome tasks in operations processes is crucial. In addition, they measure the results of their implementations and make sure to share as much information as possible about incidents to build a vast knowledge base throughout the entire company.

Our DevOps strategy is made up of four important principles:

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Reducing organizational silos

To reduce organizational overhead, it is vital that development and operations form one unit.

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Implementing gradual changes

Safety and efficiency benefit from small, incremental changes instead of reworking entire structures all at once.

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Leveraging tools and automation

Repetitive tasks and manual human effort must be reduced to a minimum.

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Measuring everything

Improving DevOps processes relies on drawing conclusions from their effects and adapting them accordingly.

Our services in DevOps

We make sure that your product’s infrastructure is powered by the newest technologies in order to provide the best possible reliability.

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Cloud Native

Cloud Native is an umbrella term for an ecosystem of primarily open-source software and services that provide a great variety of functionalities. Among them figure important elements such as developing and deploying applications in the cloud, monitoring, storage, networking and many more. The majority of these technologies are based on Kubernetes.

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Continuous Integration

As one of the most important fundamentals of a DevOps culture, Continuous Integration enables a fast-paced and safe development environment. Its goal is to introduce small changes to the code base with separate pipelines. These can then be individually tested and merged into master.

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Continuous Delivery / Deployment

Continuous Delivery is an extension of the Continuous Integration approach with the intention of simplifying deployments. Although they used to be labor-intensive events that would normally take place outside of business hours, now they are made much more frequent in a CD environment and executed in a parallel fashion. This increases speed, reduces costs and improves the quality of the product. In an additional step, deployments can also be automated to instantly put new features and changes live.

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What is Quality Assurance?

At Parkside, we strive for the highest possible quality in all our projects. Quality Assurance is essential in achieving this goal in design, development and processes alike.

Quality assurance or QA is a way of maintaining a high standard for our internal processes as well as the software we develop for our clients. Among other things, our QA team tests new features as soon as they are made ready by our developers. They examine the feature and its exact functionality and create extensive test reports detailing existing issues and bugs that must be addressed by design or development.

Why is QA important?

Quality Assurance helps us to provide our customers with the best possible software. A high quality software product or service, not only ensures a smooth user experience and performance. It also increases the trust a user has in the software and by extension the trust a user has in our client’s company.

How can early involvement of QA speed up the development of your software product or service?

In the past, software testers were often only involved in a last step before the release. The result of that was that major issues and bugs, when detected, could cause delays and additional costs or even be overlooked due to an inordinate amount of workload and time pressure for the testers.

Nowadays, the value of early and continuous testing throughout the development cycle is more and more recognized and something we heavily promote at Parkside. The earlier an issue is detected, the less time it costs to fix it. Therefore, Quality Assurance in a software project not only increases the overall quality of the finished software — it can also prevent delays and late-in-the-game changes as well as save costs on development.

What we offer

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Expertise in automation testing, manual testing and test management
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A highly qualified and certified team of software testers
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A level of testing and QA involvement scalable to your individual needs

Our services in Quality Assurance

No matter whether they are part of a mobile or web project, our dedicated QA team has experience in a wide range of testing technologies and strategies.

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Functional and non-functional testing

Our team of manual and automation testers work together to make sure that the quality of your software is up to high standards and that all your requirements are met. This covers functional testing, which ensures that your software works as it is supposed to, and your requirements are met, as well as non-functional testing focusing on smooth user experience beyond functionality (e.g. design, performance, etc.). 

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Test automation

Test automation is a fast and reliable technique to test software on a regular basis. While manual testing is still an important part of our QA processes, automated tests can be used to cover the most important and repeatable flows as well as complex scenarios in your software, which usually eat too much time to be done manually. This allows us to discover issues during implementation and before anyone else does.

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Test management

For bigger projects, especially those involving sensitive data, we need to be able to react swiftly to possible changes and issues. That’s why we offer test management. Test management tracks all requirements, use cases and correlating test cases so that the status of the quality of the product can be determined at any given moment and issues can be traced back to their cause quickly and easily while keeping costs in check.

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