We proved our capabilities with a code review and re-build of the whole platform. Our development was then given a five star rating by an independent European code auditor and we established a trusted working relationship with Brightpath.— Kye Russell, Developer, The Cut
The Brightpath software offers educators a system that records assessment results and delivers reports on high-value information for teachers and principals. After time this allows teachers to refine programs and meet the needs of individual students.
A highly technical project, Brightpath keeps our team on their toes who work to continually improve a platform that is the core of the Brightpath business. Working on software created to assist students and educators is very rewarding, we love this project, the platform and the lovely people who are Brightpath.
Software for educators
There's an interesting story behind the Brigthpath project and we're proud to share it here.
As is often the case, the team at Brightpath found The Cut because of our long standing specialisation in Python and Django. The reasons are too complex to go into here, but suffice to say, Python is simple, flexible and accessible, allowing for the efficient development of high-functioning software applications that can scale.
When Brightpath approached The Cut they were just about to launch the original a version of their assessment software. Unfortunately, it was experiencing major problems so, The Cut were engaged to resolve issues, fix bugs and review the quality of the software.
After some time and the resolution of the urgent issues, it was recommended that the software be re-built. This decision was taken because there were fundamental errors in the original solution that would threaten security and scalability of the the software. This was a risk Brightpath simply could not afford to work with. Redeveloping an education software application like Brightpath is a big undertaking and while the project may have taken years off the life of The Cut's lead Python developer Kye Russell, it was also very successful.
Brightpath took the extra step of commissioning an independent audit of the Python development done by The Cut, and we are proud to say that our work received a 5 star rating and a glowing endorsement from a fellow Python specialist.
If lessons can be learned from this education software project, they include that it is more efficient to develop properly the first time, that software development is complex and technical and requires experts, that Python and Django are excellent technology choices, and that it takes hard work and intelligent experts to build trust.
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