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How to Get the Most Out of Your Side Projects without Going Crazy


21 days ago by William Shawn on Atomic Spin.
Lots of developers have side projects, but if you ask about them, they’ll probably say, “I’ve got a bunch of ideas and a few things in...

Why a No-moonlighting Guideline Benefits Employees


22 days ago by Matt Behrens on Atomic Spin.
I had an old employer reach out to me the other day asking if I’d like to do some contract work for them. As I have in all these situations, I recalled...

My Swift Tool Belt (Part 6): Extending UIFont


23 days ago by Mike Woelmer on Atomic Spin.
The sixth item in my Swift Tool Belt is an extension for UIFont. This extension will easily convert your font to be bold or italic. It can be useful if...

Great Tech with Poor UX? That’s Only Sort-of Brilliant


24 days ago by Taylor Vanden Hoek on Atomic Spin.
Most designers would agree that in our day-to-day work of creating the next big thing for our business, we try to make all the right decisions. But, for...

Centralize Your Command Line with fish shell Functions


25 days ago by Josiah Campbell on Atomic Spin.
Developers use a lot of customizable tools, and it’s easy to reason through most of them. While text editors and IDEs come with config files and community...

Building a Family Tree With GraphQL – Part 1: Creating a Simple GraphQL API


25 days ago by Andy Peterson on Atomic Spin.
Over the past year, I’ve been working with GraphQL to build APIs. GraphQL is a query language that allows for flexible endpoints for servers, giving consumers...

The Macro Impact of Microinteractions – Making Users Happy


26 days ago by Sarah Brockett on Atomic Spin.
I’ll admit it. I’m that designer. I’m constantly sticking my phone in peoples’ faces and exclaiming, “Look how cool this is!” But I’m never talking about...

Six Software Startup Mistakes & How to Avoid Them


27 days ago by Jeff Williams on Atomic Spin.
At Atomic, we are often approached by entrepreneurs who want to start a new business. Their ideas involve technology, are creative, and cover everything...

Building Your Own VS Code Extension for a Mac Touch Bar


28 days ago by Dan Kelch on Atomic Spin.
Visual Studio Code is an excellent editor, with a ton of room for customization. As a recent convert from Emacs, I appreciate the ability to customize my...

Debugging a Complex Problem? Think Like an Epidemiologist


29 days ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
I’ve always felt that code should be absolute, with concrete yes or no answers. It is like that on the small scale: An “if” statement runs one...