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Four Essential Tips for Easy Project Onboarding


10 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


10 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


10 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


10 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


10 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


10 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


10 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


10 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


10 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


10 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...