Hey, I’m Marc ✋

  • I’m a Backend Developer working for Instant Commerce in Amsterdam 🇳🇱 on shaping the future of headless ecommerce ⚡
  • I love working with NestJS and Postgres for my backends and Next.js and Tailwind CSS for my frontends. My go-to hosting solutions consist of Vercel, supabase and Hetzner Cloud, or AWS and bare metal for demanding projects.
A typical Dutch 'omafiets' bicycle in yellow with a basket in front and a Dutch flag hanging on the back. The front wheel is black which is a typical sign for a bicycle by the company Swapfiets.

Marc's Guide to The Netherlands

Over half a year ago I made the biggest decision of my life so far. I dropped out of university and moved to Amsterdam without really knowing what I’m putting myself into. This is my attempt to summarize all the stuff I learned and experienced so far. So welcome to my personal version of Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. I’ll try my best to keep the post up to date and also add more content as I learn more about how this country works!...

October 7, 2022 · 19 min
A whale in the shape of the logo of Docker carrying a container with "Traefik" written on it on the left and the logo of Cloudflare on the right with a "Plus" sign in the middle between both.

Infrastructure with Traefik and Cloudflare

The following is a guide on how to run infrastructure with multiple applications on a single machine. It’s focussed on personal infrastructure and also what I’m using it for, but it definitely can be applied to anything. Last updated on August 26, 2022 Introduction In general we’re going to use two main tools: Traefik and Docker (and a bit of Cloudflare). Traefik is a reverse proxy and load balancer which calls itself “The Cloud Native Application Proxy”....

August 26, 2022 · 16 min
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Security.txt in the Wild

Recently I’ve stumbled upon an interesting proposal on defining security policies called security.txt. As I’m quite interested in the security scene myself, I wondered how many websites already use a security.txt? What is a security.txt file? The security.txt is a proposed standard to define security policies on websites. It consists of a simple and machine readable format for a text file which should be placed in a well known location....

May 31, 2021 · 5 min