Mike Swieton

Agile at scale – The small scale


~7 years ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
Every project has its challenges. Sometimes the challenges are technical, such as unfamiliar or immature technologies, and sometimes the challenges come...

Mobile Safari on iOS 5.1 Unexpectedly Making Cross Origin Resource Sharing Requests


almost 7 years ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
I was astonished when I finally understood a problem my web application was experiencing recently: After viewing a PDF file from Mobile Safari on the iPad...

Software GR host Patrick Foley: “A Developer’s Guide to the Ever-Changing Cloud”


almost 7 years ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
Recently Microsoft’s Patrick Foley visited Software GR. Patrick is an ISV Architect Evangelist, which means he helps other software companies succeed...

An unlimited budget is almost as bad as no budget


almost 7 years ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
The worst possible budget for a project is zero. If you have no funds or no time, you have no power to build anything worthwhile. That’s not a surprise...

Dan Klyn visits Software GR


over 6 years ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
Last week Software GR hosted Dan Klyn from The Understanding Group, the world’s largest information architecture consultancy. Dan’s talk shared...

Prune your backlog


over 6 years ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
When did you last prune your backlog? When you started the project, the team sat together for a planning poker session to provide the initial definition...

GET and POST Parameter Parsing in Rails


over 6 years ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
Rails gives a developer a lot of support, but it isn’t always clear exactly what’s going on under the covers. One area where I’ve had...

Making Rails and TeamCity Play Well Together


over 6 years ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
Continuous integration has long been established as a valuable practice, but getting all the pieces together can be a pain. Matt Fletcher shared some of...

Getting Around Internet Explorer’s 4,096 CSS Rule Limit


~6 years ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
Browser incompatibilities are not quite my favorite bugs to find. I recently got a bit more gray hair when I found out that Internet Explorer can&#8217...

ActiveRecord Black Magic


~6 years ago by Mike Swieton on Atomic Spin.
There’s been a lot of buzz around the Rails world about the new ActiveRecord query interface, since the 3.0 release. It’s a fairly awesome tool...