Joshua Thijssen is a freelance consultant, software architect 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.