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Why Internal Corporate Software Is So Frustrating (with Infographic)

by Micah Bowers

At the enterprise level, user mistakes can imperil thousands of employees, customers, and shareholders. With so much at stake, usability isn’t a luxury; it’s mandatory.

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A New Front in the War for Automotive Talent

by Toptal Research

Technology is dramatically changing how people use cars. To stay competitive, automakers must embrace new methods of finding, hiring, and managing highly skilled, digital talent.

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How Roche Diagnostics Improved Employee Retention During the Pandemic

by Kerry Hannon

Team members at Roche Diagnostics Indianapolis aren’t just working through a pandemic—they’re fighting it. We spoke with Bridget Boyle, the company’s Head of People and Culture, to learn how they increased employee retention despite 2020's challenges.

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Hard Seltzer Industry: Unlikely to Fizzle Out

by Melissa Lin

In 1994, Coors introduced Zima, a low-ABV beverage alternative to wine coolers. Ultimately, the product flopped. Yet, today there are more than 65 hard seltzers. What dynamics are driving the booming hard seltzer market?

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Source Code QA: It’s Not Just for Developers Anymore

by Costas Voliotis

For product managers concerned about building a solid foundation for product development and eliminating risks, defining and implementing a systematic software QA process is essential.

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Creating Live Dashboards With Airtable and React

by Dylan Golow

Reporting and visualizing data is crucial to businesses of all sizes. Dashboards allow users to efficiently access and use this data for a range of business operations. In this article, Toptal Full-stack Engineer Dylan Golow demonstrates how he created a powerful dashboard for telemedicine using Airtable, Typeform, and React.

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The Future of Healthcare Is Virtual

by Matthew M.F. Miller

As work flexibility rises, so must healthcare flexibility. Matt McCambridge, Co-founder and CEO of Eden Health, reveals the future of telemedicine and what today's teams need to stay healthy and happy.

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How to Give Professional Design Feedback

by John Challis

When delivered well, constructive design feedback improves the design process and boosts team culture. Four professional designers discuss how to handle design feedback and collaborate productively.

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Building a Node.js/TypeScript REST API, Part 2: Models, Middleware, and Services

by Marcos Henrique da Silva

The Express.js REST API journey continues! Move from models to full DAOs and DTOs, validate requests with middleware, separate services from controllers, and prepare for a real database.

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