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Extracting functional components from a monolithic app into a service can be a daunting task but choosing the right tools and techniques for the job can expedite the process. In this article, Toptal Backend Engineer Maciek Rzasa recounts how his team extracted billing functionality from the Toptal platform and how they overcame a series of performance...
Software development is a complex process and evaluating the performance of software engineers can be too. It is important that you find the right balance between that complexity and practicality in software engineer performance reviews. In this article, Toptal Engineering Blog Editor Nermin Hajdarbegovic outlines the difference between commonly...
The principles that govern design are foreign to many business leaders but it takes more than shiny deliverables to span the knowledge gap. Designers must translate design value into business value.
An interim CFO has, on average, six to eight months to complete the job set forth by the company, meaning the first 30 days will be critical to accomplishing the goals for the position and setting a good long-term strategy for the company.
Mobile eCommerce may be the future, but desktop sites are digital gold mines. To engage shoppers, boost product value, and unlock more revenue, designers must master these eCommerce UX best practices.
Dark themes can be dramatic and elegant, but crafting them comes with many hurdles and potential pitfalls. Following the principles of dark UI design will help designers achieve successful results.
The Apple M1 processor represents a significant step forward for Apple, but what does it mean for developers, designers, and other professionals using Apple hardware? In this article, Toptal Engineering Blog Editor Nermin Hajdarbegovic outlines what makes the M1 different and what professionals need to keep in mind should they choose to upgrade their...
It takes more than clever copy and visuals to compel conversion. Landing page best practices help designers craft content that is relevant, convincing, and optimized to make value instantly apparent.
Git provides basic branching operations, but advanced patterns are left up to the user. The popular "Git flow" branching model helps, but can also complicate some common procedures. Thankfully, a new variation retains the benefits, while streamlining everyday work.
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