Just Another Standard Nerd

Aaron's Gravatar Aaron Kuzemchak is a Web developer and technology fanatic/geek/nerd/whatever who has been developing websites professionally since 2004. He currently resides in Richmond, VA and works as Technical Lead / Senior Developer at Visual Chefs.

Aaron had previously worked as both a designer and a front-end developer, but eventually hopped the fence to the programming side of things. He loves building Web applications with PHP (especially Laravel and Silex).

When he's not hacking on code, Aaron enjoys being with his wife Berni, his son Daniel, and his dachshund Rascal. He also enjoys a good violent video game, anything that has zombies in it, a balance of classic rock and 90s alternative rock, and playing guitar.


Recent Blog Entries

Laravel Quick Tip: Global Route Constraints

Posted on August 30, 2013 • Tags: laravel, php, quick-tip

I came across this nifty little (currently undocumented) piece of functionality in the Laravel 4 codebase that can help cut down on some repetition you may encounter when configuring route parameter constraints. Here's an example of what you might see in a more verbose routes file: // app/routes.php Route:…

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Laracon Slides and Video

Posted on March 8, 2013 • Tags: conferences, laravel, presentations

If you couldn't make it to Laracon 2013, then you missed out on a good time... sorry, but it's true. All of the talks were fantastic, and covered a wide range of topics related to Laravel 4 and just Web development in general. It was also a blast to hang…

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Buffet-Style PHP

Posted on January 30, 2013 • Tags: composer, php

I have to admit that as a PHP developer, my latest obsession has got to be Composer. On the surface, it's a slick package/dependency manager, but the more I use it, the more it's causing me to rethink how I build PHP applications. Traditionally, I would start…

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