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The Toptal Engineering Blog is a hub for in-depth development tutorials and new technology announcements created by professional software engineers in the Toptal network.

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All Perks, No Hassle: An Angular 9 Tutorial

by Joaquin Cid

"Every year the internet breaks," goes the saying, and developers usually have to go and fix it. Is this true when it comes to the long-awaited Angular version 9?

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Remote Work Tools of the Remote Work Trade

by Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Working from home is no longer a business decision or a lifestyle choice. During the biggest public health crisis in a century, it’s a necessity: not to save time or money, but to save lives. In this article, Toptal Technical Editor Nermin Hajdarbegovic introduces newcomers to essential tools used by remote workers.

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Sound Logic and Monotonic AI Models

by Emmanuel Tsukerman

For those working with AI, the future is certainly exciting. At the same time, there is a general sense that AI suffers from one pesky flaw: AI in its current state can be unpredictably unreliable.

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Taking Firebase Serverless – Mobile and Web Applications Made Easy

by Phillip Edwards

Mobile and web applications typically need a back-end server, which requires maintenance, updates, backups, and more. So why not dispense with them? In this article, Toptal Java Developer Phillip Edwards outlines how you can use Google Firebase to develop serverless applications without incurring a lot of costs.

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Well-structured Logic: A Golang OOP Tutorial

by Leonhard Holz

Can Golang be object-oriented? Go is post-OOP but can still leverage concepts like binding functions to types (aka classes), constructors, subtyping, polymorphism, dependency injection, and testing with mocks.

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Flexible A/B Testing with AWS [email protected]

by Georgios Boutsioukis

One of the new possibilities offered by [email protected] is the ability to implement server-side A/B testing using Lambdas on CloudFront’s edge servers. In this article, Toptal Full-stack Developer Georgios Boutsioukis guides you through the process and outlines the pros and cons of A/B testing with [email protected]

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Stars Realigned: Improving the IMDb Rating System

by Juan Manuel Ortiz de Zarate

IMDb ratings have genre bias: For example, dramas tend to score higher. Removing common feature bias and keeping unique characteristics, it's possible to create a new, refined score based on IMDb information.

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Stork, Part 4: Implementing Statements and Wrapping Up

by Jakisa Tomic

The development of our lightweight programming language created in C++ is nearing completion and we can finally see it in action. In the final part of our Stork series, Toptal Full-stack Developer Jakisa Tomic explains how to implement statements, tuples, and modules.

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