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A Deep Dive Into NgRx Advantages and Features

NgRx is a popular Angular state management library, but to unlock its full potential developers may require a few new skills.

In this article, Toptal Full-stack Developer Luka Onikadze explains why he became an NgRx admirer after starting off as a skeptic.

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Luka Onikadze

Luka Onikadze

With solid full-stack experience, Luka is currently working as a front-end team lead and developer, specializing in Node.js, Angular, and JavaScript.

The Right Mix: Blending Remote Cultures After a Merger or Acquisition

Bringing together two businesses and their distinct cultures can be especially tricky when workforces are remote. Cultural due diligence and active listening can help ensure a unified operation.

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June Bell

June Bell

June Bell is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The National Law Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and HR Magazine.

A Day in the Life of an Engineering Manager

Engineering managers tend to have a wide range of responsibilities. In this article, Karl Hughes, founder of Draft.dev, shares what a typical day in the life of an engineering manager looks like.

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Karl Hughes

Karl Hughes

Karl is a former software engineering manager and CTO turned writer. He’s currently the founder of Draft.dev.

Toptal Webinar: How to Build and Scale a Remote Engineering Team

Building and scaling engineering teams is more complicated than just hiring additional people. As teams grow, everything has to change.

In the latest on-demand Toptal Webinar, our Vice President of R&D Bozhidar Batsov and Chief People Officer Michelle Labbe discuss how to build and scale best-in-class engineering teams.

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Scrum Master vs. Agile Coach: Why Successful Transformations Need Both

During an Agile transformation, leaders often assume that the Agile coach role can be undertaken by a Scrum master. While they share similar traits, these roles have scopes that differ greatly.

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Tony Amos

Tony Amos

Tony is a software engineer turned Agile professional who uses his development experience to guide organizations and teams to success.

How to Lead Fewer, Better Meetings in 2021 and Beyond

Author Daniel Stillman shares tips every leader needs to improve the organizational communication issues plaguing suddenly remote teams.

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Matthew M.F. Miller

Matthew M.F. Miller

Senior Writer Matthew M. F. Miller is a bestselling author with articles in the Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, and more.

Picasso: How to Test a Component Library

Testing can be a daunting task even for experienced teams with an abundance of resources. How do Toptal developers write tests and what do they use?

In this article, Toptal React Developer Boris Yordanov introduces you to Picasso, a component library designed by our developers for in-house use.

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Boris Yordanov

Boris Yordanov

Boris works mainly with vanilla JavaScript and the most popular JavaScript frameworks like Angular, React, and Meteor.

The Widening Impact of the Motion Design Industry

What does the motion design industry encompass, how does motion design impact business, and what problems are motion designers uniquely equipped to solve?

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Micah Bowers

Micah Bowers

Micah Bowers is a designer and writer whose work has been featured in Fast Company, TNW, and other notable publications. He is a Lead Editor at Toptal.

Linters Implemented by Ruby Libraries

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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Robert Pankowecki

Robert Pankowecki

Robert is a software architect who specializes in large, monolithic Rails applications. He has authored five books about Rails, React, and Domain-driven Design.

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