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Excel Snapshot Testing with Node


9 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


9 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


9 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


9 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


10 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


10 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


10 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


10 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!)


10 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


10 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...