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Code Generation for Rails Utility Scripts


4 months ago by Patrick Bacon on Atomic Spin.
It seems that on every Rails project I work on, I end up writing utility scripts that make changes to the production data in some way or another. Perhaps...

A Simple Message Queue for C


4 months ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
Let’s face it, when you’re doing embedded development, you really don’t have a lot of great tools at your disposal. If you’re lucky, you might have...

Three Attitudes that Lead to Maintainable Code


4 months ago by Brian Vanderwal on Atomic Spin.
When writing code, there are many specific principles that aim to make your code more maintainable: DRY, the single responsibility principle, the Law of...

Getting Started with Rails and Ember CLI


4 months ago by Laura Robb on Atomic Spin.
When I first became an Atom in January, I joined a team working on a web project with a Rails backend and an Ember frontend. I had no prior experience with...

Atomic’s Accelerator Launches the LunchIt! Web App


4 months ago by Jesse Hill on Atomic Spin.
Our Accelerator cohort has deployed LunchIt!, an internal React/Redux/Node web application that helps Atoms plan pair lunches. Cell Zero took some time...

Higher-Order Components in React


4 months ago by Tyler Hoffman on Atomic Spin.
React emphasizes composition over inheritance, making it simple to compose larger components by reusing smaller ones. This approach is at odds with the...

Should you build custom software? It depends on which kind of problem you have.


4 months ago by Michael Marsiglia on Atomic Spin.
Building custom software is like sculpting with clay—you can create just about anything you can imagine. Whatever your unique business process is, custom...

How to Choose a Web Tech Stack


4 months ago by Micah Alles on Atomic Spin.
Anyone new to web development can be overwhelmed by the unending supply of choices for tech stacks. Teams just getting started in the industry lean toward...

How InVision’s Inspect Can Give Your Team One Source of Design Truth


4 months ago by Bryan Elkus on Atomic Spin.
Turning your visual designs into a polished product can be a challenge. This is especially true when the person creating the visuals is not the one to...

4 Ways to Stay Motivated on Your Side Project


4 months ago by Ryan Abel on Atomic Spin.
We all have them. Those once-great ideas that are now gathering dust somewhere in a GitHub repository. They start out fun and exciting, but quickly move...