Alex Zurek

Using Code as a Medium for Continuous Learning


over 1 year ago by Alex Zurek on Atomic Spin.
Having recently started at Atomic Object as part of its Atomic Accelerator Program, there’s a seemingly endless list of books to read and topics to...

How to Debug Stored Procedures in Visual Studio in 3 Steps


over 1 year ago by Alex Zurek on Atomic Spin.
My first project at Atomic was a C#-based web application using Visual Studio. As time passed, I became familiar with many of the shortcuts and tools that...

To Koans or Not to Koans?


~1 year ago by Alex Zurek on Atomic Spin.
I’ve had the chance to get my hands dirty in many different programming languages since I joined Atomic Object. As a kinesthetic learner, I look for...

Escaping the South Indian Monkey Trap


~1 year ago by Alex Zurek on Atomic Spin.
When I joined Atomic Object, one of the first books that I read was The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler. In this book, Fowler shares his collection...

Bringing Rails-Like Migrations to JavaScript with Knex.js


12 months ago by Alex Zurek on Atomic Spin.
The one thing you can count on with any software project is that requirements are going to change. The severity of these changes varies, but a change in...

Three Benefits of Automating Development


9 months ago by Alex Zurek on Atomic Spin.
As software developers, one of the most common features we are asked to build is the automation of a predefined workflow. This benefits the client by increasing...

Making Your Ember Application Livable


7 months ago by Alex Zurek on Atomic Spin.
During EmberConf 2017, I had the pleasure of attending Sarah Mei’s closing keynote on Livable Code. It encouraged me to think about making the current...

TODO Comments Don’t Work


4 months ago by Alex Zurek on Atomic Spin.
I recently came across a Harvard Business Review (HBR) article by Daniel Markovitz called To-Do Lists Don’t Work and found it very insightful. I use...

When to Stop Learning New Programming Languages


19 days ago by Alex Zurek on Atomic Spin.
For a little more than a year now, I have spent a significant amount of time learning new programming languages and frameworks. With each new language/framework...