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I Am Not a Resource!


almost 6 years ago by Jesse Hill on Atomic Spin.
I love strategy board games. In many of them, gameplay revolves around resources (tokens representing wood, clay, stone, etc.) that players gather and then...

Auditing Changing Requirements for Common Classes of Errors


almost 6 years ago by Scott Vokes on Atomic Spin.
While testing an engineering build for an embedded project, we noticed some strange behavior: the code matched the requirements, but some magic numbers...

Eliminate Your Team’s Task Backlog


almost 6 years ago by Shawn Crowley on Atomic Spin.
Your team won’t have a traditional task backlog if you stage it out through scheduled iterations. Staging your team’s task backlog into scheduled...

AJAX Interactions Need Activity Indicators


almost 6 years ago by Jared Sartin on Atomic Spin.
AJAX interactions from the client to the server are wonderful for user experiences. With a little JavaScript magic, form submissions, data loading, and...

Bootloaders and Updating in Embedded Software


almost 6 years ago by Nick Christensen on Atomic Spin.
What’s the first thing that happens when you turn a computer on? In a PC, the processor is energized, and the first instruction in the computer’s...

How to Keep Font Awesome from Crashing capybara-webkit


almost 6 years ago by Matt Fletcher on Atomic Spin.
The Short Version of the Story As of August 2012, if you: are developing a Ruby on Rails application on OS X, and are using capybara-webkit for testing...

When Is a Set Better Than an Array in Ruby?


almost 6 years ago by Al Scott on Atomic Spin.
I’ve been using Ruby for quite some time, but it was only recently that I found a hidden gem in the standard library, the Set class. If you are familiar...

How to Improve Your Distributed Team with In-Person Meetings


almost 6 years ago by Justin Kulesza on Atomic Spin.
Mike English and I do a great deal of work for the SME Toolkit, a project that provides resources for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s)...

Fighting Dogmatism with Fresh Perspectives


almost 6 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
It is unfortunately easy to forget the depth of the lessons that have led us to our current software development practices. However, I’ve found it...

The Atomic Object 2012 Strange Loop Contingent


almost 6 years ago by Micah Alles on Atomic Spin.
This year Atomic Object is sending 16 employees to the Strange Loop conference. If you’re going to be at Strange Loop this year, do find some of us...