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Haxe: Cross-platform Development's Best-kept Secret

by Kevin Bloch

The modern, cross-platform programming language Haxe is well-known in some circles, yet many developers have never heard of it. Since it first appeared in 2005, it's been battle-tested by its loyal—if rather quiet—following. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Kevin Bloch explores the Haxe ecosystem and how to transpile some sample code.

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An Elasticsearch Tutorial for .NET Developers

by Ivan Cesar

Elasticsearch is one of the most powerful full-text search engine solutions out there. Using the NEST package, you can easily leverage the power of Elasticsearch in your .NET projects. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Ivan Cesar shows how Elasticsearch can solve real-world full-text search problems in your .NET projects.

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Conquer String Search with the Aho-Corasick Algorithm

by Roman Vashchegin

The Aho-Corasick algorithm can be used to efficiently search for multiple patterns in a large blob of text, making it a really useful algorithm in data science and many other areas. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Roman Vashchegin shows how the Aho-Corasick algorithm uses a trie data structure to efficiently match a dictionary of words against any text.

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How to Make an Android and iOS App in C# on a Mac

by Demir Selmanovic

In the past few years, Microsoft has pulled a few aces from up its sleeve. Yes, they messed up Skype, failed with smartphones, and almost succeeded with tablets. But, they did some really amazing things as well. Relinquishing their closed empire approach, they open-sourced .NET, joined the Linux Foundation, released SQL Server for Linux, and created this great new tool called Visual Studio for Mac. In this post, Head of Open Source Demir Selmanovic details how to make an Android and iOS app in C# on your Mac.

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How To Improve ASP.NET App Performance In Web Farm With Caching

by Daniel Ivanov

Caching is a powerful technique for increasing performance, but the whole idea behind caching works only as long as the result we cached remains valid. And here we get to the hard part of the problem: How do we determine when a cached item has become invalid and needs to be recreated? In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Daniel Ivanov provides an ASP.NET-based solution to replace invalid cached items and assure high throughput and performance of web applications designed to handle a high load.

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The 10 Most Common Mistakes That Unity Developers Make

by Tomas Macek

Unity is an excellent and straightforward tool to use for multi-platform development. Its principles are easy to understand, so programmers can start developing new products quickly and intuitively. However, if developers do not keep some important things in mind, development can slow down at crucial points, including when the project moves away from initial prototype or is approaching final release. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Tomas Macek outlines the most common mistakes that Unity developers should be aware of for future projects.

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How to Bootstrap and Create .NET Projects

by Andrei Smirnov

To create a .NET project from scratch, simply using Visual Studio Wizard is good enough most of the time. However, the default project settings produced by wizards are hardly acceptable for professional teams, as they set too low of a bar on quality. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Andrei Smirnov guides us through several standard practices, configuration files, and project settings every developer should apply when starting a new .NET project. Doing this in the very beginning of a project decreases future technical debt and makes product source code readable and professional-looking.

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Project Rider: A Standalone ReSharper IDE

by Kate Scheer

With Microsoft’s no-brainer shift towards open source and interoperability it was only a matter of time before we started seeing alternatives to some of their key products, like Visual Studio. Enter Project Rider: the code name for IDE guru JetBrains’ competition to Visual Studio. Here’s the lowdown on Project Rider, the newest member of the IntelliJ platform family.

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Single Responsibility Principle: A Recipe for Great Code

by Adel Fayzrakhmanov

Maintainable code is something we all desire and there are no shortage of coding principles that promise it. It is not always apparent how tremendously useful these principles are during the early stages of development. Nonetheless, the effort put in to ensure these qualities certainly pay off as the project grows and development continues. In this article, Toptal engineer Adel Fayzrakhmanov discusses how the Single Responsibility Principle is one of the most important aspect in writing good maintainable code.

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