About Me

Joshua Thijssen is a freelance consultant, developer and trainer. His daily work consists of maintaining code bases, working on different projects and helping other to achieve higher standards in both coding and thinking.

His passion lies in high-end and complex internet systems and clusters, code optimization, server administration and fine-tuning. Scalability is a very important aspect, especially in the web-development branch. His programming skills includes (but is not limited to) assembly, C, C++, Java, Perl, Python and PHP and has experience on a wide range of operating systems. One of his specialties is fine tuning MySQL databases and queries.

He’s author of several published books, including “Mastering the SPL library” and the “Symfony Deepdive Rainbow series”.

Besides working full time in Information Technology he is a fanatic (technical) scuba instructor. Favorite time spending underwater are on deep wreck dives, tech-diving and underwater photography.

If you want to contact me, please send your email to joshua at noxlogic dot nl, or contact me through any other channel you can find. I’m also a regular visitor of the FreeNode IRC network in several channels under the nickname JayTaph or @JayTaph on twitter.

CV requests and/or job opening are always welcome, if and only if you’ve read about me and what I do. Expect no response back if you haven’t and it shows by your (template) email.