Atomic Spin

Coordinated Cache Refill with Redis and Node


13 days ago by Drew Colthorp on Atomic Spin.
After launching a new Node.js app we built as part of a recent redesign for a high-volume site, we found some performance problems occurring every fiveResponse...

Review: Kinesis Freestyle Edge Keyboard


13 days ago by John Ruble on Atomic Spin.
I’ve been a happy user of wasd mechanical keyboards at home and work for years, but lately I’ve grown interested in improved ergonomics. Some...

Design and Dance, a Graceful Pairing


14 days ago by Mirabella Olszewski on Atomic Spin.
This past year, I returned to one of my life-long passions: dance. In doing so, I was surprised to find a number of dancers who were also designers and...

Harnessing the Power of People Skills, One Interview at a Time


16 days ago by Elaine Ezekiel on Atomic Spin.
This is the story of how our first non-technical employee helped Atomic Object, slowly but surely, build a culture that insists on good people skills for...

Save Side Effects for Last


17 days ago by Chris Farber on Atomic Spin.
Over time, I’ve noticed a design heuristic that has helped me immensely over innumerable projects. It’s actually quite simple: You can think...

Working with Atomic After Our Initial Engagement – Three Options


17 days ago by Micah Alles on Atomic Spin.
So, your product development engagement with Atomic Object is nearing an end. At this point, we have finished and launched your MVP, worked through your...

PDF Snapshot Testing with Node and GraphicsMagick


18 days ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
The task I am working on this week involves generating downloadable PDF files for customer and supplier orders. We’d like to drive the implementation...

Design Thinking Toolkit, Activity 7 – Competitors & Complementors Map


19 days ago by Kimberly Wolting on Atomic Spin.
Welcome to our series on Design Thinking methods and activities. You’ll find a full list of posts in this series at the end of the page. The Competitors...

Three Ways to Improve Your Client Communication


20 days ago by Ryan Abel on Atomic Spin.
Effective client communication is the cornerstone of our success as a company. When handled correctly, communication builds client trust. More trust means...

Experiments in Purely Functional TypeScript


20 days ago by Tyler Hoffman on Atomic Spin.
Recently, I’ve been experimenting with using functional programming in my side projects. Today, I want to share some of what I’ve learned, focusing...