Shawn Anderson

Spy on Your Garden with Garden KnowEms


over 2 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
After successfully automating the reporting and watering of my garden last summer via my GardenPi, I wanted to rev on the idea this summer. Since this is...

Spy on Your Garden with Garden KnowEms


over 2 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
After successfully automating the reporting and watering of my garden last summer via my GardenPi, I wanted to rev on the idea this summer. Since this is...

6 Months of Avoiding Rails Controllers with DDC


over 2 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
My distaste for unnecessary Rails controllers is no secret. That’s why I wrote the ddc gem (Data Driven Controllers). When DDC was released, it got...

6 Months of Avoiding Rails Controllers with DDC


over 2 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
My distaste for unnecessary Rails controllers is no secret. That’s why I wrote the ddc gem (Data Driven Controllers). When DDC was released, it got...

Atomic Teach and Learn: Now at Hope College


~2 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
In my early days at Atomic, before Teach and Learn became a Core Atomic Value, its practice was already in full swing. My first months were spent having...

Managing Multiple BLE Devices in iOS


almost 2 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
With the onset of the Internet of Things, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has become a popular choice for connecting interesting new devices to the smart phones...

Selecting Top N Per Group in PostgreSQL


almost 2 years ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
For a recent project, I found myself needing to get certain data out of our database. I wanted to select the top two items, grouped by color, and sorted...

Learning from Game Dev: Entity, Component, Systems


over 1 year ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
All the game developers that I’ve spoken with (hobby or pro) tell me, “Making games is entirely different from making generic software.&#8221...

Native HTML Apps with Xamarin


over 1 year ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
At the tail end of last year, my team was working on an Ember.js app. That would usually be pretty normal, but in this case, it was an Ember app running...

Embedding Ember in Existing Apps


over 1 year ago by Shawn Anderson on Atomic Spin.
My current project, an online student assessment tool, involves adding features to a Rails app built in the 2011/2012 Rails 3 era. The app was also built...