Shawn Anderson

4 Ways Open Source Can Help You Hire Better Developers


over 5 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
Hiring is never easy, and hiring software developers is a pain. Hiring great developers can feel near impossible at times. As Atomic searches for more...

Live and Let Pry


~5 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
Pry is a read-eval-print-loop (REPL) that can be used as an IRB replacement. It has a smooth, bash-like interface for navigating objects in your running...

PiecePipe Examples: Map, Aggregation, & Group-By


~5 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
PiecePipe is a library that allows you to write code by focusing on the flow of data through a pipeline of steps without worrying about the iteration and...

Applying Some Strange Loops to Gamebox


~5 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
The Strange Loop conference last month was one of the best technical conferences I have ever attended. The topics ranged greatly, and the depth of each...

Mou for Markdown in OS X


almost 5 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
I have a treat for you Github users out there. If you don’t have the Github flavor of markdown memorized, or if you don’t want to write large...

RubyFlux – Statically Compile Ruby to Java


almost 5 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
TL;DR – RubyFlux statically compiles Ruby into Java. It has awesome performance and runs everywhere Java does with no runtime dependencies, but it...

RubyFlux – Statically Compile Ruby to Java


almost 5 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
TL;DR – RubyFlux statically compiles Ruby into Java. It has awesome performance and runs everywhere Java does with no runtime dependencies, but it...

ActiveRecord Join Models Hash Themselves into Bad Performance


over 4 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
ActiveRecord’s implementation of #hash is lacking, if not outright broken. I came across this issue while fixing an N + 1 problem in my current Rails...

ActiveRecord Join Models Hash Themselves into Bad Performance


over 4 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
ActiveRecord’s implementation of #hash is lacking, if not outright broken. I came across this issue while fixing an N + 1 problem in my current Rails...

Preparing Machines for Workshops with Vagrant, Virtual Box, & Puppet


over 4 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
Teaching a workshop involves a lot of thought and preparation. There’s research to do, content prep, slides to tweak — and you have to figure out...