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Working with TypeScript, Dependency Injection, and Discord Bots

by Michał Krakiewicz

Types and testable code are two of the most effective ways of avoiding bugs. In this tutorial, discover TypeScript best practices while you create a Discord bot from scratch.

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How to Approach Design for Developers

by David Genger

Developers often think of design as less important than functionality. But time developers spend learning design principles is saved in the future when working with designers or on their own products.

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The Comprehensive List of Agile Conferences

by Vytas Butkus

The only Agile conference list you will ever need. This list contains 116 Agile conferences all around the world. It is arranged by month and includes insights about notable conferences, locations, and ticket prices.

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Object Detection Using OpenCV and Swift

by Josip Bernat

Swift is great, but what if your application relies on a library that’s written using C++? Luckily Objective-C++ is here to save the day. In this article, Toptal Freelance Swift Developer Josip Bernat integrates C++ code with Swift by using wrapper classes as a bridge and then creates an app that recognizes the Toptal logo using OpenCV.

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Enterprise Navigation: Design Methodologies for Stakeholder Collaboration

by Andi Omtvedt

Designing (or redesigning) an enterprise navigation system can be daunting. This design methodology provides a clear framework for leading a team through brainstorming, decision-making, and preparing for the rest of the UX design process.

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Design Strategy – A Guide to Tactical Thinking in Design

by Jahan Hussain

A strategic mindset helps designers develop a design strategy framework which contributes to improved client relationships and better user experiences, and aligns projects with business results.

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Libation Frontiers – A Deep Dive into the World Wine Industry

by Zachary Elfman

The global wine industry generates $29 billion in annual revenue and is at an inflection point. Societal and taste changes are poised to bring new frontiers and opportunities to the industry.

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Design Principles: an Introduction to Visual Hierarchy

by Kent Mundle

The theory of visual hierarchy is different from its practical application. More advanced concepts of visual perception are worth exploring because their mastery is key for great visual design.

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Building a GraphQL Server with Laravel

by Christopher Moore

GraphQL is a query language for APIs and can be used to query data from a server while also allowing clients to specify exactly what data is needed. Toptal Freelance Developer Christopher Moore explains how to create a GraphQL server using the Laravel Framework along with walking through some examples including querying relationships, mutations, and authentication.

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