We've Launched "The Suddenly Remote Playbook,"
A Comprehensive Guide for Working Remotely
The Suddenly Remote Playbook
Read Now

Toptal Blog

The Toptal Blog is the top hub for developers, designers, finance experts, executives, and entrepreneurs, featuring key technology updates, tutorials, freelancer resources, and management insights.

Toptal InsightsIcon ChevronRise of Remote

The Suddenly Remote Playbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Working Remotely

by Toptal

The future of work arrived overnight. Now, companies and their workers are asking: “How do you do distributed work the right way?” For more than a decade, Toptal has thrived to become the world’s largest fully remote company. To share how we do it, we decided to create a comprehensive guide—an invaluable tool for individuals and organizations who’ve been thrust into this new reality.

Continue Reading
Toptal InsightsIcon ChevronRise of Remote

The Power of Optionality, Part 3: Adapting to New Market Landscapes

by Erik Stettler

Optionality has long been regarded as the only approach that gains value from market landscape volatility. Here’s how to map out an optionality-driven approach during even the most extraordinary times.

10 minute readContinue Reading
EngineeringIcon ChevronMobile

Building an Android POS App That Can’t Be Closed

by Tudor Filip Stupariu

It’s not every day that a client asks a developer to create a mobile app that cannot be closed, but this can be a crucial feature for Point of Sale (POS) devices. In this article, Toptal Software Developer Tudor Filip Stupariu demonstrates how he built an Android POS app that can’t be closed.

10 minute readContinue Reading
ProductIcon ChevronProduct Life Cycle

The Product Backlog: A Step-by-step Guide

by Omer Shechter

Product backlog management is the most impactful work area for any product manager. Learn how to create a healthy backlog and apply a data-driven approach to prioritization.

8 minute readContinue Reading
EngineeringIcon ChevronData Science and Databases

The Many Applications of Gradient Descent in TensorFlow

by Alan Reiner

TensorFlow is one of the leading tools for training deep learning models. Outside that space, it may seem intimidating and unnecessary, but it has many creative uses—like producing highly effective adversarial input for black-box AI systems.

18 minute readContinue Reading
DesignIcon ChevronTools and Tutorials

Stay Sharp – How to Boost Creativity When Work Subsides

by Danny Rubyono

Freelance design contracts aren’t guaranteed. We confront this reality head-on by showing freelancers how to boost creativity and maintain positivity, even when paying jobs dry up.

5 minute readContinue Reading
FinanceIcon ChevronFinance Processes

Reorganizing for Survival: Building Scenarios

by Natasha Ketabchi

In the “new normal,” how should business leaders ensure that their business is well-equipped to survive and then thrive? Scenario analysis is a handy tool: How are scenarios built and translated into financial projections?

7 minute readContinue Reading
Toptal InsightsIcon ChevronRise of Remote

How to Build and Sustain a Remote Culture

by Jordan Davidson

With over 4,000 people across more than 100 countries, Toptal has mastered the art of attracting and retaining premier talent in a remote environment. Leaders at the company attribute its success to its corporate culture, which serves as the foundation for everything they do.

< 5 minute readContinue Reading
DesignIcon ChevronUX Design

Living His Best Life – David Nuff's Inspiring Freelance Success Story

by Miklos Philips

If we could design our best life, what would it entail? What would our freelance success story look like? Hear firsthand and get advice from someone who has designed their career and thrived.

7 minute readContinue Reading

Join the Toptal® community.