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Automating Android NumberPicker using Espresso


2 months ago by Brian Vanderwal on Atomic Spin.
While writing an Android UI test involving a NumberPicker, I discovered that instrumenting the NumberPicker using Espresso was not as straightforward as...

When & How to Solve Problems with Genetic Algorithms


2 months ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
Genetic algorithms are a class of algorithms designed to explore a large search space and find optimal solutions by mimicking evolution and natural selection...

Three Ways to Cross-Examine Your Assumptions


2 months ago by Greg Williams on Atomic Spin.
Building software is hard. We struggle with asynchronous operations, distributed systems, and concurrency. When we are trying to figure out how to solve...

Importing with Absolute Paths using webpack in JavaScript/TypeScript


2 months ago by Patrick Bacon on Atomic Spin.
Using relative paths in your import statements is great for “Hello World” examples and blog posts. But when used in large projects with hundreds...

Announcing the 2017 Atomic Games!


2 months ago by Jesse Hill on Atomic Spin.
It’s time for our third annual Atomic Games! This programming challenge provides a great learning opportunity for college students and a chance to...

Don’t Go to a Software Conference for the Technical Stuff


2 months ago by Drew Hoover on Atomic Spin.
Prior to attending StrangeLoop, I did not have a well-defined idea of what I wanted to get out of a software conference, but I roughly thought software...

Time and Relative Distance in Source (Code)


2 months ago by Will Pleasant-Ryan on Atomic Spin.
Reasoning about a program’s behavior is extremely tricky in the best of circumstances. When you throw in asynchronicity, it is the absolute worst...

Data with Rails and Ember CLI, Part 2: Building the Front End


2 months ago by Laura Robb on Atomic Spin.
In this post, we will finally be setting up the Ember front end to request data from the Rails back end we got up and running in my previous post: Data...

Data with Rails and Ember CLI, Part 1: Setting up the API


2 months ago by Laura Robb on Atomic Spin.
Earlier this year, I wrote a post about Getting Started with Rails and Ember CLI shortly after on-boarding onto my project. I didn’t originally plan on...

Finding Inspiration for Conference Talks and Blog Posts


3 months ago by Phil Kirkham on Atomic Spin.
This September, I will be giving a talk at the KWSQA Targeting Quality conference, and then in November, I’ll be doing a presentation at AtomicCon...