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Four Essential Tips for Easy Project Onboarding


3 months ago by Alex Zurek on Atomic Spin.
Onboarding to a new project is difficult, whether you’re transitioning from an existing project or this is your first. Every project contains an intricate...

TIME_WAIT and Your Test Suite


3 months ago by Patrick Bacon on Atomic Spin.
I ran into an issue where I was unable to run more than one system test at a time without the second (and all other tests) failing. These particular tests...

Early Career Advice: Optimize for Continued Learning


3 months ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
Five years into your career, you’ve already learned a lot. You’ve learned more about how you work best, what you enjoy, where you’re strong, and where...

Preparing to Launch a New Application – Domain Registration & DNS Hosting


3 months ago by Justin Kulesza on Atomic Spin.
One of the most consistently under-recognized operations in preparing to launch a new web application, particularly if migrating from an old one, is managing...

The Five Habits of Maintainable Unit Tests


3 months ago by Brian Vanderwal on Atomic Spin.
I like unit tests. They’re often the best documentation of a project’s behavior. They provide assurance that code modifications haven&#8217...

Choosing a Conference in 2018? Four Questions to Ask Yourself


3 months ago by Avery Williamson on Atomic Spin.
Here at Atomic Object, we get a great perk—we can go to a conference a year! Atomic takes care of attendance fees, lodging, and travel and compensates us...

Take Projects One Day at a Time, One Line at a Time


3 months ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
A coworker recently found an “interesting” problem: A database starts to have errors once a table reaches more than 500 columns. Well, duh. I mean, what...

Simple Error Either in TypeScript


3 months ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
When writing a function, I often want to return either the successful value or an error. Given that my current project is in TypeScript, we came up with...

Regular Expressions Are Great… Sometimes


3 months ago by Jarek Wojciechowski on Atomic Spin.
Regular expressions (or regex) are incredibly helpful tools to have at your disposal as a software developer, but they’re often dangerous tools. In...

What Shape is Your Project? – Tackling Software with a High “Complexity to Visibility” Ratio


3 months ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
Debugging a recent project has been surprisingly challenging. It’s a complicated product with multiple components, but that’s nothing new. The customer...