Full-stack web developer
& Scrum master

I specialize in:
⚡ Building lighting fast web applications
🔒 Building secure web applications
🔥 Building easy-to-maintain web applications

Send me a message: roelofjanelsinga@gmail.com

Recent projects

Aloia CMS

Aloia CMS

Aloia CMS is a drop-in flat file CMS built on top of Laravel. You won't need to rebuild your entire application to be able to offer CMS capabilities, you can simply include the CMS as a library and start writing.

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Plant care for beginners

Plant care for beginners

With Plant care for beginners I'm sharing my experiences about caring for plants. I want to help to educate others about keeping their plants healthy and how to help them thrive.

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Who am I?

Hi, I'm Roelof Jan! I'm a full-stack developer in Groningen and I enjoy a challenge. I'm currently working as a lead developer at Tubber, a platform to facilitate C2C, C2B, and B2B boat rentals all over the world. I found my challenge in learning and applying new technologies to solve increasingly complicated problems. As a full-stack developer, the problems I'm trying to solve are of a very wide nature. The problems range from cutting the boot time of a website in half to coming up with ways to build the platform in such a way that real-time availability of boats and booking data is possible. Even when you're working with a system that pulls its data from 5 to 10 different sources.

This drive to learn really started at school, where I wanted to become a graphic designer but ultimately gave this up. Graphic design wasn't for me, but I had found something else that caught my attention: web development. Feeling behind my peers who were doing an bachelors program in IT, where as I was doing Interaction design, I spend a lot of my time on learning. Doing this, I taught myself to pick up new programming languages and techniques very quickly. In the end, I finished my bachelor's degree in Interaction Design, but I found a job as a backend developer.

My shift to Full-stack development

While starting my job as a backend developer, I quickly found out I was very interested in building the user interactions as well as the server architecture. Luckily I had some experience with Interaction Design. This interest drove me to learn AngularJS and ReactJS. Later, when AngularJS became outdated, I learned the "new" Angular and converted the entire Tubber platform to this new framework. Through the years, I have shifted from a backend developer into a full-stack development role and this is where I find most of my energy and motivation. I'm happiest when I can work on backend tasks in combination with some full-stack tasks like creating basic user interfaces and building the user interaction. Designing these interfaces is not my strongest ability, but implementing designs is no problem any more.

All in all, I'm a self-motivated person who loves to learn new things, experiment, fail, and learn again. If you've had a look around this website, you will have found my blog posts, recent projects, and open source work. All these things are ways for me to learn new things, experiment, and perfect my craft.

Do you want to know more about my skills?

I've put together a list of technologies I'm comfortable with using in production projects and also a list of techniques I'm very interested in learning more about. You can read more about my skills by reading about "My tech stack" or having a look at my CV.

Recent blog posts

Event sourcing: The single source of truth

Event sourcing: The single source of truth

Posted on: December 4th, 2019
How to host a lightning-fast website on Github Pages

How to host a lightning-fast website on Github Pages

Posted on: November 27th, 2019
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Open source contributions

roelofjan-elsinga / flat-file-cms-publish

This is a self publishing module for Flat File CMS.

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roelofjan-elsinga / flat-file-cms-gui

This package includes the latest version of the Flat File CMS, Authentication, User creation, Media management and the ability to manage the data used by the Flat File CMS package in a clear and visual web environment.

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roelofjan-elsinga / flat-file-cms

This package contains a drop-in CMS that uses files to store its contents.

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A Luke request handler to Solarium. This package currently supports Solarium 5.x.

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Are you wondering how I built this website?

Have a look at "The techniques I used to build this website" and I'll explain exactly what I've used to put this website together.

Let's work together

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Email address roelofjanelsinga@gmail.com

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