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Linters Implemented by Ruby Libraries

by Robert Pankowecki

When you hear the word “linter,” you probably think about particular widely used tools. But there’s a different kind of linters. In this article, Toptal Back-end Architect Robert Pankowecki introduces you to linters implemented by Ruby libraries and details their capabilities.

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What Is a Technical Project Manager?

by Adina Zoltan

Surging demand for Technical Project Managers has raised some important questions for PMs in software development. What are the responsibilities and expectations associated with this role? And just how technical is “technical”?

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How Open Talent Can Drive Healthcare’s Digital Transformation

by Erik Stettler

The keys to future growth, innovation, and safety will require access to the exact skills needed at the exact right time.

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How Verizon Created an Award-Winning Virtual Internship Program

by Stephanie Emma Pfeffer

Last year, Verizon transformed its internship program to be fully remote. Here’s how they created a rewarding experience for students and managers.

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Digitally Divided: Zoom-less Rural America Looks to Close Broadband Gap

by Michael J. McDonald

Poor investments and service monopolies have blocked many Americans from high-speed internet access. Renewed interest in boosting broadband might finally bridge the access gap.

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Thinking of Using a SPAC to Go Public? Here's What to Consider

by Aleksey N. Krylov, CFA

“I know more people that have a SPAC than have COVID” is a common refrain among finance professionals these days. So what’s driving the spike? Is a SPAC IPO right for your company?

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People, Product, and Technology: A Beginner’s Guide to Engineering Management

by Giorgi Dalakishvili

What makes a successful engineering manager? Success usually depends on how managers lead their people, product, and technology. In this article, we examine what it takes to get started and progress in the engineering manager role.

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Reduce Boilerplate Code With Scala Macros and Quasiquotes

by Alain-Michel Chomnoue Nghemning

The concise syntax of Scala usually helps developers avoid writing boilerplate. When repetitive code is required anyway, developers can use macros and quasiquotes to keep code clean and maintainable. Here's how.

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How to Define a Brand Voice for Maximum Impact

by Nicola Fleming

A company’s brand voice is its unique demeanor and style of delivery, and it shapes every customer interaction. How can companies define brand voice guidelines that inspire ongoing trust?

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