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Great Tech with Poor UX? That’s Only Sort-of Brilliant


8 months ago by Taylor Vanden Hoek on Atomic Spin.
Most designers would agree that in our day-to-day work of creating the next big thing for our business, we try to make all the right decisions. But, for...

Centralize Your Command Line with fish shell Functions


8 months ago by Josiah Campbell on Atomic Spin.
Developers use a lot of customizable tools, and it’s easy to reason through most of them. While text editors and IDEs come with config files and community...

Building a Family Tree With GraphQL – Part 1: Creating a Simple GraphQL API


8 months ago by Andy Peterson on Atomic Spin.
Over the past year, I’ve been working with GraphQL to build APIs. GraphQL is a query language that allows for flexible endpoints for servers, giving consumers...

The Macro Impact of Microinteractions – Making Users Happy


8 months ago by Sarah Brockett on Atomic Spin.
I’ll admit it. I’m that designer. I’m constantly sticking my phone in peoples’ faces and exclaiming, “Look how cool this is!” But I’m never talking about...

Six Software Startup Mistakes & How to Avoid Them


8 months ago by Jeff Williams on Atomic Spin.
At Atomic, we are often approached by entrepreneurs who want to start a new business. Their ideas involve technology, are creative, and cover everything...

Building Your Own VS Code Extension for a Mac Touch Bar


8 months ago by Dan Kelch on Atomic Spin.
Visual Studio Code is an excellent editor, with a ton of room for customization. As a recent convert from Emacs, I appreciate the ability to customize my...

Debugging a Complex Problem? Think Like an Epidemiologist


8 months ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
I’ve always felt that code should be absolute, with concrete yes or no answers. It is like that on the small scale: An “if” statement runs one...

When to Use Pair Design + Four Techniques to Try Today


8 months ago by Mirabella Olszewski on Atomic Spin.
As I explained yesterday, pair design is a valuable tool for designers. However, you may be wondering what pair design looks like and when it is appropriate...

6 Benefits of Pair Design for Software Designers


8 months ago by Mirabella Olszewski on Atomic Spin.
There have been numerous articles, and even a Wikipedia page, written about the value of pair programming in the Agile process. As the adage goes, two heads...

Atomic Launches Leadership Fundamentals Course


8 months ago by Jesse Hill on Atomic Spin.
If you’ve thought about joining Atomic as a developer, now is a great time to apply. We’re kicking off a new 12-month Leadership Fundamentals...