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Five Chrome DevTools Tips for Troubleshooting Web Apps


28 days ago by Patrick Bacon on Atomic Spin.
I recently needed to find and fix a bug in a web app I’ve been working on. The bug had something to do with code that was updating the dimensions...

How Do You Know When to Refactor Your Code?


29 days ago by Tyler Hoffman on Atomic Spin.
In just about any software project, you’ll come to a point when you need to refactor code. Sometimes, this can be small scale—maybe it’s just...

Table Relationship Diagrams with Graphviz


~1 month ago by John Ruble on Atomic Spin.
I recently found myself looking for a modern tool to diagram relationships between tables of data. When I came up short, I used a very old tool insteadSpecifically...

Drawing Shapes with SkiaSharp


~1 month ago by Lydia Cupery on Atomic Spin.
My team was working on an activity tracking application and wanted to be able to display segments of time on a radial gauge.  When implementing this feature...

Don’t Force Diverse Stakeholders into the Same Tools


~1 month ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
How do you share information with your team? There are so many different things to communicate: Bob is out sick today. The TPS reports are functional...

Making Your System Tests More Readable


~1 month ago by Ryan Abel on Atomic Spin.
When I ramp onto a new project, one of the first things I do is to look at the system test suite. Because system tests exercise the entire system, they...

You Can’t Always Outwork the Requests! (How to Reduce an Overloaded Queue)


~1 month ago by Michael Marsiglia on Atomic Spin.
We’ve all been there—that moment when you realize you’ve bitten off a little more work than you can handle. Interestingly, the more you increase...

Experimenting with MongoDB


~1 month ago by Bryan Elkus on Atomic Spin.
For a recent prototype, we wanted to bring in a database instead of relying on something like Google Sheets. I’d heard about MongoDB as part of the...

Collaborating? Frame Your Ideas with Curious Humility


~1 month ago by Micah Alles on Atomic Spin.
Humility is a highly valued trait in our team members at Atomic Object. This is best exemplified when Atoms admit that they do not know the answer to a...

Toggling Switches when the Server Says “No”


~1 month ago by Matt Behrens on Atomic Spin.
We had an interesting user experience challenge on a recent project. When the system was in a particular state, the user was allowed to toggle a switch...