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Excel Snapshot Testing with Node


2 months ago by Jordan Nelson on Atomic Spin.
A couple of weeks after I worked on PDF snapshot testing with Node and GraphicsMagick, I was tasked with writing some code to generate downloadable Microsoft...

How to Back Up Your Development Environment


2 months ago by Jarek Wojciechowski on Atomic Spin.
I had the unfortunate experience of getting my laptop stolen last summer. Luckily, I was able to restore most of my development environment pretty easily...

The Vistage Issue Processing Framework – A New Sales Tool


3 months ago by Michael Marsiglia on Atomic Spin.
I recently joined a local Vistage group run by Steve Johandes. Vistage is a peer-to-peer membership organization for CEOs, business owners, and executives...

Building a Family Tree with GraphQL – Part 2: Adding New Resolvers


3 months ago by Andy Peterson on Atomic Spin.
In my last post, I described how you can build flexible APIs with GraphQL, using a family tree API as my demonstration. The implementation of the API was...

The First Five Things to Learn in Any IDE


3 months ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
The Pragmatic Programmers advise us to “use a single editor well,” letting it “…be an extension of your hand.” If you’ve ever watched an experienced developer...

Forcing SSL in Phoenix Framework


3 months ago by Josiah Campbell on Atomic Spin.
Using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) in Phoenix Framework is simple. HTTPS encryption is an important step in securing transport-level data, but it also provides...

Design Thinking Toolkit, Lesson 8 – Difficulty & Importance Matrix


3 months 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. Our next...

Preparing to Launch a Rewrite for a Public-Facing Website


3 months ago by Matt Nedrich on Atomic Spin.
Launching a rewrite of an existing public-facing website is an exciting, yet tricky process. It’s exciting because you know that you’re working...

Three Questions to Ask Your New Pair (and Yourself!)


3 months ago by Rachael McQuater on Atomic Spin.
At Atomic, we pair pragmatically. During an eight-hour work day, we may have an hour or two of other appointments or schedule mismatch, plus two hours for...

Alternating Phone Models Per Test Cycle


3 months ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
Phone simulators are great for helping development move quickly, but they are only simulators. Testing on a real physical device should be part of your...