Backend Development

Work with senior backend developers with cross-industry expertise

Why go for outsourced backend development services

The backend of your software is what holds it together and makes it work. It’s responsible for the scalability of your app, its security, reliability, and performance. And how well it does its job is not just up to the technologies you use (though, of course, they’re important.) It’s also up to the people who use those technologies – and how they do it.

Depending on your project – whether you want to create an entirely new product, refactor a legacy system, or integrate new software into existing systems – you’ll need skilled backend developers who can come up with practical solutions. And ideally, the kind of developers who can take a step back and look at your product and your business as a whole, and not just some lines of code they need to put together in the back end (though, of course, it’s never that easy.)

Which is what we do here at DeSmart. As a team of experienced software engineers and product people, we’re looking at your software way before we start creating your software architecture and backend systems. We need to know all your requirements first, discuss them, sometimes challenge some of them, and come up with solutions that will work best for what you want to achieve.

That’s why when you’re handing over your projects to our team or hiring our backend developers to support your in-house team, you’re getting much more done than just software development. You get years – scratch that, now decades – of senior expertise in backend and frontend development and product strategy across industries. And a leap forward for your business. 

What does backend development include?

(If you don’t really need to read the answer to this question, scroll down to learn more about the specific backend development services we offer at DeSmart.)

Backend web development services are any software services that help build the server logic of your website or app and its architecture. The backend is essentially a set of servers, databases, and apps. So what backend development companies offer will often include: 

  • Laying the foundations for web and mobile apps: building the system architecture, website logic, algorithms, etc.
  • Defining how the different elements of the app communicate and how they process user input 
  • Storing user data in the app in a secure way 
  • API integrations with other software systems
  • Refactoring the backend of legacy apps to update the performance and mechanics of software, with or without changing the user interface
  • Quality assurance testing to evaluate speed, performance, and scalability

In terms of the backend technologies, a backend development company will have developers fluent in JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, Typescript, Databases, and more.

Now, if you’re looking for an experienced backend development company for your next project, scroll down to see what we offer and why you should at least set up a chat with us.

Backend development services at DeSmart

Why choose DeSmart as your backend development company

With every project, we take the time to figure out the basics with our clients, including challenging some of their expectations, so that we can end up with a product that exceeds them (as confirmed by our past clients.) 

We’re a team of senior devs with 20 years of experience in backend development, so you’re working with people who have seen it all. And what you get goes beyond just code. We’re fast (so you can launch faster), know what questions to ask (and when to say no), and can suggest the right solutions for your projects based on our cross-industry know-how. 

You can hire our backend developers to support your in-house team, let us handle backend development for your apps on our own, or let us build the entire thing, backend, frontend, UX design, and all. And get you a market-ready software product.

DeSmart – from backend PHP developers to a full-on software house

We started as a small PHP backend development company back in 2003. Since then, we’ve come a long way, both as a company and skilled software experts. Instead of growing in numbers, we decided to grow in skills, with a focus on providing top-notch backend development services. So our senior backend developers, who have been with us for years, are some of the best people you can find out there. (And seriously, this is not just us bragging – you’ll know what we mean when you meet these people.)

They’re masters of putting apart logical structures, making confident decisions about choosing the right technology for specific projects and applications, designing smart algorithms, and big picture thinking with great attention to detail at the same time. Yes, they’re experienced brainiacs who enjoy solving complex software and business puzzles to get you right to your intended result (and beyond.)

We get asked to audit and evaluate complex software projects by companies large and small from around the world. And we’re more than ready to support you with your next backend development project.


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What our clients say about our backend web development services

DeSmart Software Development has succeeded where several other companies have not. I started this project with a certain vision of what I wanted, but no other companies have been able to provide me with what I wanted. With DeSmart Software Development, I have gotten what I wanted and more.
We received a great deal of effort for our money, and I’m happy with our collaboration. The quality of work was professional, and their team identified any bugs by themselves most of the time. Based on the ideas we provided, they came back with an improved solution. They also gave us extra product functionalities.
The initial meeting we had with DeSmart before we started the project was really effective. I recommend doing so if you have the opportunity. Also, their communication, speed of development, and expertise were impressive. DeSmart was excellent at providing their own ideas, which benefited the project greatly.
DeSmart is synonymous with service quality. The company works in a truly agile mode, regularly delivering work increments, which allows to quickly and easily synchronise on requirement details. I was especially impressed with the dev team’s capability to quickly learn and start using our new APIs.
I’d highlight that their ability to adapt is exceptional. We didn’t go with a fixed scope and ended up with a different product than we’d had in mind. They were accommodating of changes and adjustments. That made them very easy to work with. They were also very transparent about pricing, which we appreciated.
I was impressed with their developers' efficiency, speed, and flexibility . Cooperation was smooth and uninterrupted. Monitoring of resource consumption to be improved. Great culture fit. Good value for cost. Company values aligned.


We realize you might not be familiar with all the aspects of the software development process. So here are a few pointers and explanations you might find helpful. And if you have more questions, send us a message, and we’ll get back with the answers.

What are the first steps when we start working together?

1.We always start with consulting your project with our product and business teams to see if we’re indeed a good fit.

2.We’ll then create a cost estimate and a proposed timeline.
Then we’ll organize workshops to help us define the business and product requirements so that we can build the best software solution for your needs. The people who took part in the workshops will make up the foundation of your project team.

3.We sign the contract and set up a kickoff meeting to nail down all the project details.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of the technologies you use?

Our development team will talk you through all the benefits and drawbacks of a specific technology for your specific project so that you know all you need to know to make your decision before you actually make it.
One of DeSmart’s core values is transparency, and we always inform our clients about any risks involved.

Will I work with a dedicated contact person on your team?

This really depends on your requirements. We have project managers, testers, and developers on board, and everyone’s equally involved in the project. This means you can talk directly to the developer working on your software and avoid the usual miscommunication that can happen when information travels through the hands and keyboards of multiple people.

Do you use project management software like, e.g. Jira?

Yes, we communicate using Slack and Jira and try not to use email too much. We’re also open to adjusting to the tools your company uses.

Are you a stable company?

Oh, we are. In the past 19 years, we’ve completed over 200 projects and have a full-time in-house team of about 30 people. We’re also the founding members of – the Polish Software Development Association. Go to to read what our current and past clients have said about working with us.

Why would I want to work with you?

We’re a boutique software house hiring a maximum of 30 people. Among other things, this means that your project is always a priority for us – we just can’t take on too many projects at a time. We’re also super honest and transparent and will always give you a clear picture of what’s going on.

Our team includes experts with many years of experience, and we’re often asked by other software houses to support them with their projects.

We also have a unique company culture. We’re teal-oriented and value a human approach to software development (which is why “Human-first software development” is our tagline) and work in general. And you can see it both in how we run the company and the way we work with our clients.

Who can I talk to about an upcoming project?

Set up call with Bartosz Drzewiński - here's his calendar.

What are frontend and backend services?

The frontend of your app is essentially the user interface – what your users see and interact with. The backend is all that’s quite literally in the back – the server infrastructure, the app architecture, the database, all working behind the scenes so that your users can actually get a functional app that does its job and performs as expected.

At DeSmart, we offer both backend and frontend web development services – alone or in combination, depending on the needs of your project. And we can help you define those needs and turn them into specific requirements during our initial workshops.

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