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Toptal’s Selection Of Best Developer Blogs

by Nermin Hajdarbegovic

You are what you read – and most Toptal members and blog subscribers are software developers. So what do you read? Where do professional developers get the latest information about how their peers work and think? Today, we will be taking a look at a small selection of popular developer blogs frequented by Toptal developers. We’re counting on you (our readers) to expand the list in the comment section.

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Android Developer’s Guide to the Google Location Services API

by Danny Gonzalez

Location-based applications on our mobile devices have changed the way we interact with mobile technology. The list of these applications is extensive and has had a major impact on our lives. This article walks us through a step-by-step tutorial of how to determine the location of an Android device using Google Location Services API.

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Android Testing Tutorial: Unit Testing like a True Green Droid

by Marko Vitas

The extremely diverse and fragmented Android ecosystem poses certain challenges when it comes to testing. In this article, we take a look at some approaches that can be effective with tackling these challenges and ease the process of writing and automating tests.

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Biometric Security – The Key To Passwordless Authentication Or A Fad?

by Nermin Hajdarbegović

Passwordless authentication has been the Holy Grail of security for years, but progress has been painfully slow. Until a few years ago, the technology to implement passwordless logins on a grand scale simply wasn’t available. However, the industry juggernaut is slowly but surely changing this. There are a few technical, legal and even ethical considerations to take into account, but be as it may, biometric, passwordless authentication is here to stay.

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A Digital Nomad Adventure: Traveling with Hacker Paradise

by Nick McCrea

The nomadic lifestyle is not a vacation. There remains an impermeable barrier between the work world within the computer, and the real world outside of it. Yet there is so much intellectual stimulation and inspiration to be found on the road, it's a genuine shame that we can’t build on it in the work we do, and with those we find around us. Making that dream a reality is the goal of Casey Rosengren and Alexey Komissarouk, founders of Hacker Paradise.

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Toptal and Facebook - Creating a Global Virtual Office

by Demir Selmanovic

Toptal has taken its place as one of the strategic partners in Facebook's effort to connect the world. Our vision of a distributed and office-less company with developers spread all over the globe has proven to be an amazing match to Facebook’s attempts to connect people worldwide.

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Learn Markdown: The Writing Tool for Software Developers

by Storm Farrell

Face it, you're a software engineer, not a graphic designer. When you need to write a manual, technical document, or report, you just want to write it and be done with it. Especially for you as a software engineer -- who is not put off by needing to learn and use some basic syntax conventions -- Markdown can be the path of least resistance between what you want to write and getting it written.

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The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes That Node.js Developers Make

by Mahmud Ridwan

Node.js, the cross-platform runtime environment, has seen its fair share of praise and criticism for what it offers to developers. Often, reasons for such criticisms are rooted in how developers use/misuse the language. This article explores ten common mistakes that Node.js developers make and how to avoid them.

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Meteor Tutorial: Building Real-Time Web Applications with Meteor

by Peter Rogers

Meteor makes developing web applications simple. It’s easy to learn, and comes with a pre-built arsenal of powerful functionalities. In this article, we will walk through a detailed tutorial for building a simple real-time web application.

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