Joshua Thijssen

jaytaph-300x279Joshua Thijssen is a freelance consultant, developer and trainer. His passion lies in designing and working with complex, scalable and high-availability projects. He likes to help others to achieve higher standards in both the practical and theoretical field.

He is a regular speaker on national and international conferences where he talks about a broad range of subjects, including PHP, development in general and system administration.

He is the author of  “Mastering the SPL“, the definitive guide about the Standard PHP Library.

Even though lot of his work lies in the PHP field, he is no stranger in developing in other languages: C, java, python and even perl are on the menu.

Together with Stefan Koopmanschap, he is one of the founders of Techademy and is lead developer of Saffire. His personal blog can be found at

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Notable Certifications:

  • Professional Scrum Master I
  • Certified Symfony2 Developer
  • Certified Puppet Professional
  • Certified Zend Framework Developer
  • Zend Certified PHP 5 Engineer
  • Zend Certified PHP 5.3 Engineer
  • Zend Certified PHP 5.5 Engineer
  • Certified LPI-1 Professional
  • Certified LPI-2 Professional
  • Certified MySQL Database Administrator
  • Certified MySQL Developer

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