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Building an ASP.NET Web API with ASP.NET Core

by Damir Imangulov

ASP.NET Core is a leaner and more modular redesign of ASP.NET 4.x. In this article, Toptal Freelance ASP.NET Developer Damir Imangulov shows how to build a robust RESTful API using ASP.NET, EF Core, AutoMapper, and XUnit.

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How to Do JWT Authentication with an Angular 6 SPA

by Sebastian Schocke

JSON web tokens (JWTs) provide a method of authenticating requests that's convenient, compact, and secure. More often than not, Angular apps will include them in their data flows. In this tutorial, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Sebastian Schocke shows how to implement JWT authentication in an Angular 6 single-page application (SPA), complete with a Node.js back-end.

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Salesforce Einstein AI: An API Tutorial

by Fahad Munawar Khan

Non-Salesforce app developers may be overlooking a hidden gem in the AI world: Salesforce Einstein offers image recognition and text analysis for plain-vanilla apps and Salesforce apps alike. In this article, Toptal Freelance Salesforce Developer Fahad Munawar Khan shows how any any developer can leverage Einstein Vision and Einstein Language.

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No-Fuss AI for Your App: Meet Salesforce Einstein

by Fahad Munawar Khan

The AI revolution is transforming the consumer world. Some developers may shy away from AI, which has traditionally been a heavily technical specialty. In this article, Toptal Freelance Salesforce Developer Fahad Munawar Khan explores how accessible to developers the AI cloud has become, even for non-Salesforce apps, with Salesforce Einstein.

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Get Started With Microservices: A Dropwizard Tutorial

by Dusan Simonovic

Dropwizard allows developers to quickly bootstrap their projects and package applications as easily deployable standalone services. It also happens to be relatively simple to use and implement. In this tutorial, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Dusan Simonovic will introduce you to Dropwizard and demonstrate how you can use this powerful framework to create RESTful web services with ease.

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PhalconPHP: A Solution for High-load RESTful APIs

by Andrew Belousoff

PhalconPHP will make your high-load application fast and easy, it's one of the fastest MVC frameworks for PHP available. It's written in C and supplied as a compiled PHP extension, so it doesn’t need to be interpreted at every request. Consider PhalconPHP for your next project, you won't regret it.

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How to Isolate Client-Server Interaction Logic in iOS Applications

by Alexander Gaidukov

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, Toptal freelance software engineer Alexander Gaidukov walks us through the design of a simple networking module that allows your iOS application to interact with RESTful APIs.

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How Sequel and Sinatra Solve Ruby’s API Problem

by Boško Ivanišević

The rise of the web and mobile applications has led to an increased need for back-end API services. Ruby on Rails' philosophy seemingly makes it the ideal framework for creating back-end APIs. However, using Rails only for the API is overkill. In this article, Freelance Software Engineer Boško Ivanišević explores alternatives to Rails and introduces us to two very mature and powerful gems, Sinatra and Sequel, which in combination provide powerful tools for creating server-side APIs.

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Social Network APIs: The Internet’s Portal to the Real World

by Behsaad Ramez

Social networks are a rich source of user information. From a person’s current mood to endless streams of photos, there is by now probably a social network for each aspect of human life. From the development side, access to users' information can be an essential element in providing a truly personalized experience in any application. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Behsaad Ramez shows us how the APIs of some of these social networks stack against each other and how they may be leveraged to accumulate precious information about users.

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