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Run a Local Rails Script on Heroku


7 months ago by Patrick Bacon on Atomic Spin.
Heroku provides a convenient command line interface for executing snippets of Ruby code remotely. One-liners can easily be piped into the heroku run console...

Your Logs Should Be Considered Features, Too


7 months ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
Sometimes, printing things out is the simplest debugging technique we can use. And then, when we forget to take the print statements out, we call the output...

Application Rewrites – Getting Started


7 months ago by Shawn Crowley on Atomic Spin.
Ugh. Imagine you are responsible for leading a project to replace a 15-year-old, complicated, internal business application. No one is happy with the status...

Three Tactics for Improving Your Self-Management


7 months ago by Matt Fletcher on Atomic Spin.
The book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 is a fantastic introduction to this topic. In quick summary: We’re all humans, we all have emotions, and despite...

Building an Alexa Skill as a Web Service on Heroku


7 months ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
I love playing around with new technologies; I am truly a tinkerer at heart. As a consultant and custom software developer, I frequently have to answer...

Ask these Questions when Applying Machine Learning to People


7 months ago by Devney Hamilton on Atomic Spin.
The field of machine learning matured with applications like spam filtering, targeted advertising, self-driving cars, and weather predictions. As machine...

The Atomic Agile Process


7 months ago by Micah Alles on Atomic Spin.
The best process is owned by its team, but everyone has to start somewhere. That’s why I drafted this, a template for Atomic Object’s Agile...

Homebrew: Switching Keg Versions


7 months ago by Ryan Abel on Atomic Spin.
Homebrew is an extraordinarily helpful tool to install and maintain system libraries. However, until I found out about the switch command, I didn&#8217...

Functions and the Single Responsibility Principle


7 months ago by Jesse Hill on Atomic Spin.
You’re most likely familiar with the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP)-it’s the S in the SOLID acronym and a cornerstone of many folks&...

First Thoughts with InVision’s Craft Plug-in for Sketch


8 months ago by Bryan Elkus on Atomic Spin.
I have been quite a fan of the products from InVision.  They make creating clickable prototypes a breeze. For quite a while now, InVision has supported...