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How to Build a Node.js Error-handling System

by Jay Huang

Node.js developers often find themselves working with chaotic code that’s anything but clean. This can obviously cause productivity issues and outright errors. In this article, Toptal Full-stack Developer Jay Huang will introduce you to error-handling in Node.js and demonstrate how you can build a robust error-handling system yourself.

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Full User Authentication and Access Control – A Laravel Passport Tutorial, Pt. 1

by Layo Folaranmi

Setting up authentication and state in a stateless API context might seem somewhat problematic. But Laravel Passport gives developers a clean, straightforward way to add OAuth 2.0 to an app's API.

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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.

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Using Kotlin for Back-end Development: A Quick Overview

by Boldizsar Akos Mezei

Kotlin has features that make it an ideal language for back-end development. Learn what these features are and how you can use them to create high-performing systems.

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SQL Indexes Explained, Pt. 1

by Mirko Marović

Properly used, an SQL database index can be so effective that it might seem like magic. But the following series of exercises will show that underneath, the logic of most SQL indexes---and wielding them correctly---is quite straightforward.

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Don't Build, Integrate – A Guide to CRM Integration

by Leif Gensert

Customer Relationship Management systems provide businesses with more clarity and information about customer behavior, helping boost sales, retain existing customers, and attract new ones. In this article, Toptal Software Developer Leif Gensert outlines the basic challenges of CRM integration and explains what you can do to make the process as efficient and frictionless as possible.

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Create a WhatsApp Chatbot, Not an App

by Aminadav Glickshtein

Feedback on an enterprise web app prompted an experiment. Could a WhatsApp chatbot replace it? Would people like it better? Would it be more useful?

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Cabin Fever Coding: A Node.js Back-end Tutorial

by Kevin Bloch

Missing the luxury of a good, old-fashioned remote control when the laptop is beyond easy reach? Transform your old smartphone into a remote and learn some basic Node.js/Express/Pug along the way.

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