Aaron Saray, Open Source Developer and Engineering Manager

Hi - I'm Aaron! I'm a Dev Manager coach, PHP & Laravel programmer, and Node & Vue developer.

I do contract work with my company More Better Faster. I like popcorn & short walks on the pavement.

Here are some things I have to say:

Do Not Calculate Answers to Your Unit Tests

Since you’re a programmer, you’re always looking for ways to be a bit more efficient. Because of this, it can be easy to fall into the trap of being too programatic, too calculation-heavy in your unit tests. But, this isn’t a test then - its just another block of quite fallible code. Let’s talk about why and show what to do instead. (more…)

Who Do I Tell "I don't know" To?

When interviewing a junior programmer a couple weeks ago, I was asked a very insightful question: “Who can I tell ‘I don’t know’ to?” At first, I wasn’t sure what they were exactly aiming at with the question. But, as I formulated an answer, I realized this was a great question. Let me share a longer version of the answer with you. (more…)

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