About

Sander van HooftI am a freelance software developer, trainer and coach from The Netherlands.

Recently I moved to Burgundy, France, where I live with my girlfriend and my cat.

Life is good here. Surrounded by nature I can give my best. And did I mention the food? 🙂

You can view my resume on LinkedIn. The short version is I received a Masters degree in Information Science. And worked for a number of large corporations in the Energy sector and Technology Research & Development.

Besides working on some client projects I am currently building a platform for Dutch freelance animators (with Dennis Venmans) and developing the Mastering Laravel Package Development course.

As a precursor to this I have launched the Laravel package development from scratch E-mail course.

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Sander

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By the way… Why Laravel?

Given its popularity, the Laravel PHP framework tends to be the obvious choice for many web application developers. I must admit, it’s a really neat framework.

However, I did not start out with Laravel.

During the last 15 years (oh my…) I have been looking for a development approach that fits 95% of my projects, whatever stage the project is in (rapid prototyping, MVP, scaling up to thousands of users).

So I have been working with many(!) methods… oldskool ASP, plain PHP, Zend PHP, Symfony PHP, WordPress, Flask Python, Django Python, NodeJS, Meteor JS, Apollo JS, Full stack React.

Each approach has its pro’s and cons. Some I hope to never have to touch again. Others are really nice for specific use cases.

Laravel stood the test of time because of its robustness, scalability and flexible architecture. It fits most of my project needs.

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