Jaap van Turnhout

Jaap van Turnhout

Software Engineer

Hello! I'm Jaap, 32 years old and I'm a Software Engineer.

I'm currently located in Tilburg (area), the Netherlands. Aside from software development I enjoy the outdoor, (motor)sport and tapping a homebrew. Want to know what I can do for you? Send me a message.

Work Experience

  • Freshheads
    Backend Developer
    2018 - present

    Medior Backend Developer and "head" @Freshheads.

  • Ecommany B.V.
    Software Engineer
    2009 - 2018

    Senior software engineer for a variety of clients (mainly in the medical/high-tech sector). My job includes; software development, architectural design, testing, server administration, customer support and implementing Salesforce communities.

  • Web2be
    Software Engineer
    2007 - 2009

    Continued my job as a web developer.

  • Web2be
    Junior Software Engineer

    Internship - As a junior (PHP) software engineer I helped creating (custom) web applications for a variety of clients.

  • Dewi Consultancy

    Internship - First/second line customer support.

  • Den Akker
    System Administrator
    2004 - 2005

    Internship - Assistant administrator at an elementary school. My job involved both maintaining the IT infrastructure as well as providing technical support and helping teachers with computer lessons.

Education & Projects


Added some sanity to Jaap.sh. Sanity is a fully customizable Headless CMS that provides content as data over its API. Prior to Sanity, Jaap.sh used Doctrine to query against a local database. This is no longer the case and Jaap.sh now uses Sanity as its data source.


Jaap.sh was brewed using the following ingredients:

  1. Symfony 3

  2. Sanity (Headless CMS)

  3. Bootstrap 4

  4. FontAwesome 5

  5. jQuery

  6. Masonry (+imagesLoaded)


DKIM Signer

Created a DKIM Signer to sign Zend\Mail messages in Zend Framework projects.

php composer require fastnloud/zf2-dkim

Zend Certified Engineer

Successfully followed the course to become a PHP 5.3 Zend Certified engineer. You can find me in the yellow pages.

IT Administrator

Graduated as IT Administrator (ICT-beheerder - 4, MBO).

Partial qualifications:

  1. Developing information systems

  2. Managing information systems

  3. Setting up and operating a service desk

  4. Develop and maintain applications


PHP Bash Git Homebrew PhpStorm WordPress Java Doctrine C# MySQL Twig Templating Symfony jQuery Sanity.io Salesforce OOP JavaScript IntelliJ IDEA Admin Composer SASS REST SOAP HTML5 CSS3 Bootstrap Gulp Subversion Apex DML DKIM Apex Zend Framework

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