Much of the research done by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, the authors of The Confidence Code, had one unexpectedly complex goal: find a simple definition of confidence. The journey was much more involved than they originally envisioned, and they learned a lot about what confidence is–and isn’t–along the way.
A while ago, I was working on a project based off the Atomic SPA Starter Kit, which uses TypeScript, React, and GraphQL. One of the features we needed to build was a file upload component that supported dragging and dropping a file from a separate window onto the UI.
Somehow, it’s been over a year since I first began working at Atomic Object. The last 12 months have flown by, and my one year “AO-versary” really sneaked up on me. With this small-yet-notable career achievement unlocked, I thought I would take a look back on how things have gone.
Programming is fun. Really, it is. But occasionally, it will test you more than you’re testing it. There are those times when your patience might wear thin, and you find yourself questioning your own sanity. This is a story about one of those times.
In this post, we will finally be setting up the Ember front end to request data from the Rails back end we got up and running in my previous post: Data with Rails and Ember CLI, Part 1: Setting up the API. If you’ve already followed along with those steps, then you’re all set to […]
Earlier this year, I wrote a post about Getting Started with Rails and Ember CLI shortly after on-boarding onto my project. I didn’t originally plan on writing more tutorials with those technologies, but months after that guide was published, I received a comment asking if I would considering doing just that. The topic specifically requested […]
Recently, I was interested in creating a Google Chrome extension that would work similarly to a password manager, such as LastPass, to monitor the data in form submissions. Working on this task is actually what led to my last blog post, a lighthearted take on my mental stages of programming.
The other evening, I was figuring out how to implement something on a personal project. While I was working, I was also texting my thoughts to my significant other. In the span of roughly 30 minutes, I sent him a series of messages that demonstrated my mental stages of working through a programming problem in […]
After high school, I worked full time for a couple of years before attending college. In total, it was nearly nine years from the time I left high school until I earned my undergraduate degree. As soon as I began attending college full time, I was excited for the day I would finally graduate. But […]
When I first became an Atom in January, I joined a team working on a web project with a Rails backend and an Ember frontend. I had no prior experience with either framework and went in search of tutorials to start learning.