Toptal is an American company that provides freelance software engineers and software designers to companies. The company has received coverage for being a completely virtual organization without any offices.

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  • The Ultimate List of Resources to Learn C and C++

    C is often called a middle-level computer language as it combines the elements of high-level languages with the functionalism of assembly language. C allows the manipulation of bits, bytes, and addresses - giving the programmer more control over exactly how the program will behave and a more direct access to the mechanics of the underlying hardware. C was created, influenced, and field tested by ...

  • A Guide to npm: The Node.js Package Manager

    In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Martin Gouws explains advanced features of the Node Package Manager that should be in every JavaScript developer’s knowledge base.

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  • Swift Tutorial: An Introduction to the MVVM Design Pattern

    On every new project, you have the privilege of deciding how you’ll architect the app and organize the code. But if you don’t pay attention, or you rush through coding, you risk ending up with spaghetti code. The solution? Use a proper design pattern. In this tutorial, Toptal Software Engineer Dino Bartošak explains how to implement an MVVM design pattern on a demo Swift application.

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  • Time Management Secrets of an Efficient Engineer

    Freelancers work flexible hours, but this convenience comes at a price: They have to manage their time better than on-site professionals. However, it also means they're free to optimize their routine and achieve exceptional efficiency. In this post, software engineer Dmitry Ryazantsev will guide you through the ins and outs of personal time management, leaving little to chance. What good are grea...

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  • Meet Phoenix on Elixir: A Rails-like Framework for Modern Web Apps

    In back-end software development, increased productivity often comes at the cost of performance. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Eduardo Bautista shows us how the Phoenix framework builds on the familiar concepts from the Rails world, and makes it even easier to build robust concurrent applications without compromising performance.

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  • Immutability in JavaScript using Redux

    In an ever growing ecosystem of rich and complicated JavaScript applications, there’s more state to be managed than ever before: the current user, the list of posts loaded, etc.Managing state can be hard and error prone, but immutability and Redux- a predictable state container for JavaScript apps- can help significantly. In this article, Toptal Programmer David Xu talks about managing state usin...

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  • A Guide to Managing Webpack Dependencies

    The Webpack module bundler processes JavaScript code and all static assets, such as stylesheets, images, and fonts. However, configuring Webpack and its dependencies can be cumbersome and not always a straightforward process, especially for beginners. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Andrej Gajdos provides a guide with examples on how to configure Webpack for different scenarios and poin...

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  • How to Build a Multilingual App: A Demo With PHP and Gettext

    Making your website or web app available to a wider audience often requires it to be available in multiple languages. For non-English projects, you can increase your audience by releasing it in English as well as your native language. Internationalizing and localizing your project, however, becomes a much easier process if you start during its infancy. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Ig...

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  • Realm Is the Best Android Database Solution

    Since the inception of the platform, Android developers have had pretty much only one option for a database: SQLite. Although feature-rich and powerful, it wasn’t quite what Android app developers needed. Realm, a modern, efficient database solution for mobile platforms, turned out to be an amazing replacement for SQLite on Android. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Mateus Gondim Romão Ba...

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  • PostCSS: Sass’s New Play Date

    PostCSS is the hot new tool that’s making the rounds on the front-end side of web development. It has been quickly and widely adopted, and possibly will have a significant impact on how we base our present-day CSS. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Nicolás J. Engler introduces us and guides us on how to start using this tool, expand it with plugins, or integrate with other CSS processors,...

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  • Make Your Web Front-end Reliable with Elm

    If you’ve spent your fair share of time developing web front-ends, you know that no amount of libraries and plugins are sufficient enough to make the development experience pleasant. Unpredictable event chains, complex data binding, and lack of structured data modeling only makes things worse. Elm, a programming language built for front-end development, cuts to the root of all these problems and ...

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  • The Art of Building Self-Service Admin Areas

    Software is regular and predictable, so it seems paradoxical that practically every web app needs a sizable administrative area. The explanation for this paradox lies in software’s interaction with humans. While you probably can't build a fully automated system, there's a lot you can do to save time and money. In this post, Entrepreneur Jack Kinsella explains what you can do to streamline adminis...

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  • Don't Hate WordPress: 5 Common Biases Debunked

    Today, WordPress covers more than 50 percent of website shares and serves nearly 60 million websites worldwide. Its popularity has resulted in many misconceptions that have grown and spread like a forest fire, and have made people stay away from WordPress. In this post, Toptal Software Engineer Donald Mudenge explains the five most common WordPress taboos and myths, clarifies them, and offers sol...

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  • A Node.js Guide to Actually Doing Integration Tests

    Your software isn’t fully tested until you write integration tests for it. While unit tests help ensure that functions are properly written, integration tests help ensure that the system is working properly as a whole. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Luka Blažecki uses Node.js to explain why integration testing is important for every development platform and how to write clean, composab...

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Building a WordPress Plugin

    WordPress plugins can be both a blessing and a curse. With more than 45,000 plugins available in its official repository, WordPress users can customize their website to their heart’s content. However, not all plugins follow the standards necessary to keep the platform performant and secure while also delivering a solid user experience. In this tutorial, Toptal Software Engineer Ratko Solaja shows...

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  • How to Make an Android and iOS App in C# on a Mac

    In the past few years, Microsoft has pulled a few aces from up its sleeve. Yes, they messed up Skype, failed with smartphones, and almost succeeded with tablets. But, they did some really amazing things as well. Relinquishing their closed empire approach, they open-sourced .NET, joined the Linux Foundation, released SQL Server for Linux, and created this great new tool called Visual Studio for M...

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  • The Definitive Guide to NoSQL Databases

    Limited SQL scalability has prompted the industry to develop and deploy a number of NoSQL database management systems, with a focus on performance, reliability, and consistency. The trend was driven by proprietary NoSQL databases developed by Google and Amazon. Eventually, open-source systems like MongoDB, Cassandra, and Hypertable brought NoSQL within reach of everyone. In this post, Toptal Soft...

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  • The Advanced Guide to Optimizing WordPress Performance

    WordPress, one of the most popular publishing platforms, has stood the test of time and now powers a significant portion of the web. Sadly, its reputation is plagued by claims of poor performance and complexity with scaling. However, the root causes of such performance issues are often bad code and poorly implemented plugins and themes. In this post, Toptal Software Engineer Martín Di Felice shar...

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  • Build Sleek Rails Components With Plain Old Ruby Objects

    Your website is gaining traction, and you are growing rapidly. Ruby/Rails is your programming language of choice. Your team is bigger and you’ve given up on “fat models, skinny controllers” as a design style for your Rails apps. However, you still don’t want to abandon using Rails? No problem. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Eqbal Quran explains how you can decouple and isolate your Rai...

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  • Use Magento If You're Serious About eCommerce

    You've heard that Magento is the eCommerce platform to use if you're serious about your business -- and you're serious about your business -- so you've decided on Magento. But do you know what you're getting into? In this post, Toptal Software Engineer Andrew Hughes walks us through the difference between WordPress WooCommerce and Magento. While Magento is the expert’s eCommerce platform of choic...

  • A Data Engineer's Guide To Non-Traditional Data Storages

    With the rise of big data and data science, storage and retrieval have become a critical pipeline component for data use and analysis. Recently, new data storage technologies have emerged. But the question is: Which one should you choose? Which one is best suited for data engineering? In this article, Toptal Data Scientist Ken Hu compares three prominent storage technologies within the context of...

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  • An Introduction to Protocol-oriented Programming in Swift

    Most modern programming languages, in the hopes of enhanced maintainability and reusability of code, offer some constructs that help the developer keep the definition of behavior and its implementation separate. Swift takes the idea of interfaces a step further with protocols. With protocols and protocol extensions, Swift allows developers to enforce elaborate conformity rules without compromisin...

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  • The Zen of devRant

    Let’s face it: Sometimes you just need to rant. Fortunately, there’s an app for that. It’s called devRant, and it’s the place for developers to vent about clients from hell, non-technical friends and family, and clueless recruiters. In this roundup, devRant Co-Founder David Fox shares his favorite collection of rants since launching. Some will make you laugh. Others will make you laugh so hard y...

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  • To Designers With Love (A Letter From a Front-end Developer)

    If you’re a veteran frontender, you’ve probably had some not-so-great experiences with designers, and chances are some designers have had an equally bad experience working with you. How can you make sure you get exactly what you need from your designer, without placing an undue burden on them? It’s a tall order, but in this article Freelance Software Engineer Vedran Aberle Tokic outlines and addr...

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  • Migrate Legacy Data Without Screwing It Up

    Nobody wants to leave valuable customer data behind. Unfortunately, though, the hardest part of data migration to a complex CRM system, such as Salesforce, is the handling of legacy data. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Marian Paul provides 10 tips for successful legacy data migration to Salesforce.

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  • How to Isolate Client-Server Interaction Logic in iOS Applications

    Client-server interactions play a vital role in most modern mobile applications. By leveraging available backend services these mobile applications can provide some really amazing functionalities. However, as mobile applications grow complex it becomes essential to keep the networking module as clean and maintainable as possible - separated from the rest of the application logic. In this article,...

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  • An HDFS Tutorial for Data Analysts Stuck With Relational Databases

    The Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) is a scalable, open source solution for storing and processing large volumes of data. With its built-in replication and resilience to disk failures, HDFS is an ideal system for storing and processing data for analytics. In this step-by-step tutorial, Toptal Database Developer Dallas H. Snider details how to migrate existing data from a PostgreSQL databas...

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