Jason Porritt

Automation: The best documentation


~6 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
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Insights from jury duty


almost 6 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
Not long ago, I was selected to participate on the jury for a civil case. Through the course of fulfilling my civic duty, I noticed a number of interesting...

A Little Bit of XBee


~6 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
Justin DeWind and I recently started working on a project involving XBee radios. These little devices are fun to work with and more capable than their small...

Generic Memoization in C#


~6 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
I have seen some very nice, generic forms of memoization in the dynamic languages I’ve used. In languages like Ruby and Perl, for example, dynamically...

Mining our passions for the “why”


almost 6 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
Last fall, prompted at least in part by Simon Sinek’s TEDx talk “How great leaders inspire action”, Carl discussed his evolving thoughts...

Lessons from Startup Weekend Detroit


almost 6 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
What kind of business can you build in 54 hours? That’s the challenge at every Startup Weekend event and the group in attendance at the M@dison building...

Twitter Bootstrap: Prototype to Production


over 5 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
Every now and then, a tool comes along that causes me to reevaluate how I approach certain parts of my work. Twitter Bootstrap is one of those tools. Kedron...

Bias in Computer Systems, and beyond


over 5 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
I enjoy reading a good academic paper every now and then. Recently, I was prompted by an email from a former Atomic Object coworker, Mike Karlesky, to read...

Computer Programming Is Still an Art


over 5 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
My opinion has long been that software development is a creative endeavor, and I was very excited this weekend when I stumbled across an article by Don...

Self-Taught Developers: Are You Missing Your Foundation?


over 5 years ago by Jason Porritt on Atomic Spin.
About a month ago, I wrote about software development being an art, which got me thinking about the importance of practicing alongside experienced programmers...