Jaap van Turnhout

Jaap van Turnhout

Software Engineer

Hello! I'm Jaap, 33 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

Heroku + NodeJS

Moved onto the Heroku platform using NodeJS!

This means, re-writing the PHP back-end logic in JavaScript. In this case, ontop of the Express web application framework.

git push heroku



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 4 > Express (NodeJS)
  2. Sanity (Headless CMS)
  3. Bootstrap 4
  4. FontAwesome 5
  5. jQuery
  6. Masonry (+imagesLoaded)
  7. ...

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


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

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