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Keep It Tasteful: A Guide to Food App Design

by Pili Fernandez Davila

The pandemic has intensified the demand for online food ordering, and businesses are rushing to meet the need. With food apps increasing in popularity, providing an exceptional user experience is critical.

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Creating React Apps With Redux Toolkit and RTK Query

by Gurami Dagundaridze

Have you ever wanted to use Redux with features like React Query provides? Now you can, by using the Redux Toolkit and its latest addition: RTK Query. This article demonstrates how RTK Query is used in real-life scenarios, complete with detailed code examples.

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Stakeholder Management: The Art of Saying No

by Felix Reiners

To execute on product strategy, product managers must know when and how to reject stakeholder requests while still fostering an atmosphere of openness and innovation. Here’s how to do it.

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The New Trend in UI Design: An Overview of Neumorphism

by Kayode Osinusi

Neumorphic design is a visual trend that has gained traction with UI/UX designers and become a popular aesthetic choice for contemporary software, websites, and mobile apps.

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How to Build a Basic Python Cash Flow Model for a Loan

by Miklos Lukacs, CFA

Python has taken the financial programming world by storm, and demand for finance experts who can use it is soaring. Here, a Toptal finance professional and Python expert shows beginners how to build a loan payment cash flow model with Python.

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Graph Data Science With Python/NetworkX

by Federico Albanese

Data inundates us like never before—how can we hope to analyze it? Graphs (networks, not bar graphs) provide an elegant approach. Find out how to start with the Python NetworkX library to describe, visualize, and analyze "graph theory" datasets.

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Your Product Owner Is Not Your Product Manager

by Douglas L. Ringer

Product management has evolved to encompass numerous roles and responsibilities. Leaders looking to hire a product professional must consider what skills and knowledge their business needs demand.

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Secrets of a Successful Hybrid Work Model

by Audrey Goodson Kingo

There is no one-size-fits-all structure for hybrid companies. Here, the CHRO of Nationwide and other business and thought leaders share their strategies for setting up the model that's right for you.

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Cash Flow Optimization: How Small and Medium Businesses Can Unlock Value and Manage Risk

by Emilio Parente

Cash flow optimization requires a disciplined approach that anticipates liquidity shocks and allocates windfalls strategically in order to maximize opportunity.

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