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Running multiple Rails applications is easy with Pow


almost 7 years ago by Greg Pattison on Atomic Spin.
Pow is a zero-config Rack server for Mac OS X created by 37signals which “makes developing Rails and Rack applications as frictionless as possible.” I just...

JRuby, Torquebox, and Rails presentation from GR DevDay 2011


almost 7 years ago by Matt Fletcher on Atomic Spin.
This weekend I gave a talk at GR DevDay 2011 titled JRuby, Torquebox, and Rails. Overall it went well – plenty of practice meant I got the timing just right...

Investigating Verizon’s Network Optimization


almost 7 years ago by Chris Farber on Atomic Spin.
Earlier this year, Verizon Wireless adopted a process it calls Network Optimization with the goal of more efficiently transmitting data to its customers...

Book Review: Code


almost 7 years ago by Mike English on Atomic Spin.
Charles Petzold is perhaps best known for his books on programming Windows applications. I have not read those, but I can’t imagine they will age nearly...

Applying Agile to Hardware Development


almost 7 years ago by Greg Williams on Atomic Spin.
I recently attended the Agile2011 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Atomic has been applying Agile practices in the embedded realm for years, but this...

Testing your Spreadsheets


almost 7 years ago by Michael Marsiglia on Atomic Spin.
Anyone who has ever worked with a complex Excel or Numbers spreadsheet understands that calculation bugs are easy to introduce and time consuming to debug...

Splitting a SVN Repository


almost 7 years ago by Justin Kulesza on Atomic Spin.
Occasionally, a subversion repository may start to become too large and cumbersome to work with easily. If the repository contains a large amount of data...

Headphones Are Dangerous


almost 7 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
As any friend of Atomic knows, we have a great open office environment and matching open culture. But not all open offices are created equal. My previous...

Upload Files Directly to S3 with Plupload, Rails, and Paperclip


almost 7 years ago by Patrick Bacon on Atomic Spin.
Plupload is an open source javascript upload handler that supports uploading files directly to Amazon S3. This is an alternative to uploading files to the...

Generic Memoization in C#


almost 7 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
I have seen some very nice, generic forms of memoization in the dynamic languages I’ve used. In languages like Ruby and Perl, for example, dynamically...