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Daniel Carroll

SAFe Case Studies: Transformation Notes From the Field

by Daniel Carroll
In the final installment of Toptal’s Agile scaling series, the creator of SAFe, Dean Leffingwell, shares his expertise alongside three case studies from Toptal project managers who discuss the challenges and rewards of implementing an Agile scaling framework.
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Davit Asryan

A .NET Programmer’s Guide to CancellationToken

by Davit Asryan
Microsoft created a standardized cancellation implementation that has far-reaching capabilities beyond its original use case.
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Ammar Raafat Mohamed Bashandy

Agile Scaling: SAFe Best Practices for Scrum Masters

by Ammar Raafat Mohamed Bashandy
This article is part of Toptal’s Agile scaling series, designed to guide project managers in their team expansion efforts. In this second installment, Toptal Scrum expert Ammar Raafat discusses how Scrum masters moving into the role of release train engineer can help their teams thrive.
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Kamil Imański

5 Agile Scaling Frameworks Compared: Which One Should You Use?

by Kamil Imański
Toptal’s Agile scaling series is designed to guide project managers in their team expansion efforts. In this first installment, project manager Kamil Imański breaks down popular scaling frameworks to help you make the best choice.
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Susanne Aubert

Sharpen Your Skills With Fun Online Games for Designers

by Susanne Aubert
Online design games are perfect for practicing tricky tools and techniques, boosting core UI/UX skills, and keeping pace with a rapidly evolving industry.
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Zablon Dawit

.NET on Linux: Simpler Than It Seems

by Zablon Dawit
Discover Microsoft .NET's cross-platform development capabilities by building a Dockerized ASP.NET and Entity Framework application on Linux.
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Kalil Gebrim Rodrigues

Name Your Price: 4 Counterintuitive Pricing Strategy Tips

by Kalil Gebrim Rodrigues
Rising inflation means it’s crucial for managers to pay close attention to pricing. Toptal finance expert Kalil Rodrigues shares four outside-the-box tips for optimizing your pricing strategy.
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Danae Botha

Kinder Tools: How to Improve Enterprise UX Design for Mental Health

by Danae Botha
Enterprise tools can be fraught with features and interactions that exacerbate mental health disorders. These UX solutions improve accessibility and help everyone have a better workday.
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Ryan J. Peterson

The 10 Most Common JavaScript Issues Developers Face

by Ryan J. Peterson
At first, JavaScript may seem quite simple. Yet the language is significantly more nuanced, powerful, and complex than one would initially be led to believe. Many of JavaScript's subtleties lead to a number of common problems that keep it from working—10 of which we discuss here—that are important to be aware of and avoid in one's quest to become a master JavaScript developer.
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