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Why I Ditched Spotlight for Spreadsheets


4 months ago by Chris Farber on Atomic Spin.
Besides its intended focus of searching your entire computer, did you know that macOS’s Spotlight search makes it really easy to perform simple arithmetic...

Retrospective: “Building a Virtual Appliance – Repeatably”


4 months ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
A few years back, I wrote a post describing how we used Chef and other tools to build a virtual machine “appliance.” The short version is that...

The Many Uses of Pairing: Replacing Post-Work Review with Collaboration


4 months ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
One big thing that Extreme Programming got right is pair programming. Rather than waiting until work is complete to review code with another developer...

Amazon Lambda Auto-Deployment For Your Alexa Skill Using AWS CLI


4 months ago by Jaime Lightfoot on Atomic Spin.
My latest project includes integration with Amazon’s Alexa voice service. My coworker Jordan already wrote an excellent post on how to get started writing...

Auto-Deploy Your Amazon Alexa Skill Using AWS CLI


4 months ago by Jaime Lightfoot on Atomic Spin.
My latest project includes integration with Amazon’s Alexa voice service. My coworker Jordan already wrote an excellent post on how to get started writing...

My 2017 Developer Resolutions


4 months ago by Will Pleasant-Ryan on Atomic Spin.
We’ve just started a new year, so I think it is a good time for us software developers to give some thought to where to focus our learning efforts...

3 Good Habits for Avoiding Memory Leaks in Objective-C


4 months ago by Brian Vanderwal on Atomic Spin.
I have been developing software in Objective-C for quite some time now, but I continue to discover new ways to shoot myself in the foot, particularly in...

Expand your Horizons: Change How you Think about Conferences


4 months ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
It’s the start of a new year and time to start planning out your schedule and goals for the year. Going to a conference could well be one of them...

2016 Atomic Fun Facts


4 months ago by Michael Marsiglia on Atomic Spin.
This time of year, I like to reflect on all of the amazing things that happened during the previous year. It’s enjoyable to spend some time putting...

Utility to Initiate the Rebuild of Indices for CouchDB Design Document Views


4 months ago by Justin Kulesza on Atomic Spin.
I recently worked on upgrading a CouchDB instance and migrating it to a new server. Because of the upgrade and migration path, I needed to dump all data...