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Finding Your Path to a Second Career in Software Development


2 months ago by Drew Hoover on Atomic Spin.
When I went back to school to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science, I found that I wasn’t alone. Even though I already had one degree...

Curriculum & Goals for the Atomic Accelerator’s Second Year


2 months ago by Jesse Hill on Atomic Spin.
Cell Zero of the Atomic Accelerator: (l to r) Rachael, Andy, Dan, Alex May signaled the start of our initial Accelerator cohort’s second year, and...

My Swift Tool Belt (Part 3): Extending UILabel


3 months ago by Mike Woelmer on Atomic Spin.
The next items in my Swift Tool Belt series are a couple of extensions on UILabel. These extensions will allow easy access to modify the edge insets on...

Using Nested Symbols in Sketch to Build Powerful, Customizable, Enterprise UI Mock-ups – Part 3: Putting it All Together


3 months ago by Kyle Harris on Atomic Spin.
In the previous two posts, we went through creating some basic building blocks, such as colors and icons as symbols, and combining them into nested symbols...

Using Nested Symbols in Sketch to Build Powerful, Customizable, Enterprise UI Mock-ups – Part 2: Buttons and Table Elements


3 months ago by Kyle Harris on Atomic Spin.
In Part 1, I covered some basic building blocks for nested symbols—colors and icons—as well as grouping symbol groups and proper naming conventions. In...

Using Nested Symbols in Sketch to Build Powerful, Customizable, Enterprise UI Mock-ups – Part 1: Getting Started


3 months ago by Kyle Harris on Atomic Spin.
If you have found this article, chances are you are working on some Enterprise-level UI mock-ups. Chances are, you find yourself recreating the same navigation...

An Immutable Asynchronous State Holder in C#


3 months ago by Jordan Schaenzle on Atomic Spin.
Managing state in a clean way is probably one of the most challenging aspects of many software projects. When using asynchronous programming technologies...

Losing Focus? Recharge by Giving Your Brain a Break


3 months ago by Greg Williams on Atomic Spin.
The phrase “work smart, not hard” has been uttered for years, but too many people fail to heed that advice. There is a lot of scientific evidence...

Code Reviews as a Tool to Boost Productivity


3 months ago by Tyler Hoffman on Atomic Spin.
Code reviews are an important part of the development process for many teams. One of the big reasons teams use them is to give reviewers the chance to...

My Swift Tool Belt, Part 2: Extending Date


3 months ago by Mike Woelmer on Atomic Spin.
The next item in my Swift Tool Belt is an extension on the Date class. The interface to the Date class in iOS is very powerful, but in my opinion, it is...