My name is Yves Venken and I am a developer from Antwerp, Belgium. I work on projects as a freelancer and my focus lies on backend development.
I mainly work with PHP in combination with the Zend Framework library (version 1 and 2). Writing code is one thing but equally important is testing the code you have written. For that matter writing unit and integration tests is not something unpleasant but a necessity. It results in quality code and less or non-recurring issues.
I believe that there are a lot of great developers out there but even more I believe an extra asset is being a DevOps. My interest started a few years ago when setting up a typical LAMP stack using Vagrant, Virtualbox and Puppet. From that moment on, software like Docker caught my eye.
Working in a team requires some kind of methodology. You have to choose / experience the best way to work for a particular customer. I had the privilege to be part of this process where we went from Scrum to Canban to Scrumban, 1 team or 2 teams with or without project teams. This was quite an interesting experience for me.
To make sure everybody in the team is able to deploy the project, using tools like Jenkins and Hudson comes in quite handy. Getting your code out of source control (Git, Svn), running the unit / integration tests, creating a tar and deploying it to one of your environments, knowing it is installed correctly, that's how I like to work.