Hi there!

I’m the website of Bran van der Meer, software craftsman and builder of the web, living in Rotterdam, Netherlands. I tend to make use of the nickname branneman around the web, if you come across it, that might be me.

I also have a YouTube channel, where I create content for software engineers, sometimes focused on frontend developers. I'll also talk about behavioural skills, soft skills, career development and a lot of other topics which are not language/framework/typing-code topics:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on this website are my own, and not necessarily those of my employer.


  1. 2023-12-21 - Recommended Books
  2. 2023-11-02 - The Truth About Comments
  3. 2023-10-10 - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  4. 2023-05-16 - Skiing vacation: Piste Communication Protocol
  5. 2023-04-04 - Effective Meetings
  6. 2023-03-23 - The Two-Part code review
  7. 2023-03-21 - Pattern: Backend for Frontends (BFF)
  8. 2018-01-26 - Our Frontend Guild
  9. 2016-03-09 - Babel transforms, helpers and polyfills
  10. 2015-11-18 - Ode aan de grootste kennisbank ooit
  11. 2013-02-21 - Thoughts on SVG Graphics on the Web
  12. 2012-03-30 - Let's not have a JavaScript library anymore
  13. 2012-03-23 - Starting a relationship with your backender