I’m living in Belgium, in the province of Limburg. I am working in the Netherlands as a web and mobile app developer and software architect. I’m also the owner and founder of Klingeleers VOF, together with my brother. We are working for clients and doing projects for ourselves, also in the field of web and app development.
In my free time I’m training with my dog Moby to become a proficient K9 search and rescue team with [email protected]. I’m also a board member at this organisation.
My native tongue is Dutch (or Flemish actually), so there might be some spelling mistakes in the posts. I hope to keep them to a minimum though. In my spare time I like to run. I’m training to, hopefully, run my first marathon someday soon.
How I got to where I am now
In college I learned one thing that’s extremely important for a developer’s career. That one thing is being able to learn new skills quickly and easily by myself. It’s proven to be a very valuable skill to have. You can compare it a lot to travelling. Staying in one place for too long get’s boring. The same goes for development skills, you have to travel around and taste from other cultures. Some may feel very strange but every experience, either good or bad, adds to your tool belt.
I started my career as a .NET/Java developer. Not being picky about a particular language, I landed a job as a .NET developer. For the first few years I have been building internal batch processing software, some web related and Windows applications (in all sorts of .NET technology). After this period I felt like it was time for a change so I got to a new department, where the focus was on public facing web development. This proved to be a whole new challenge, but again I quickly got up to speed with it.
After a few department hops since then, I finally am where I am today. That is my job as a Mobile and Web developer. I was already working on some Mobile projects on my own, so my interest area is on Mobile. But since I can handle the complete stack I manage to do both Mobile and Web development, proving very valuable to the team. Currently I’m gaining a lot of experience on iOS, Android, Xamarin, AngularJS, Azure, ALM, Mobile Device Management (through MobileIron), so don’t be surprised if a lot of posts will be about these topics…
Why this initiative?
Since I’m dealing with so much stuff at the same time, this blog will provide me a way to journal the things I’ve worked on and things that amazed me in the process. Hopefully some posts will be valuable for you. By all means challenge me on the things I’ve posted, as I’m constantly seeking to learn more.
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