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Code Optimization: The Optimal Way to Optimize

by Kevin Bloch

Optimization sounds ideal. Ironically, the very aspect of our code we are trying to optimize can be sabotaged by this process, taking out innocent bystanders along the way. Is it a perfectionists' goldmine...or minefield? In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Kevin Bloch offers a more balanced approach to the art and science of optimization.

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Eight Rules for Effective Software Production

by Timofey Nevolin

While working at different stages of the software development lifecycle you often realize that software production isn’t easy. It takes consistent effort to make something great. However, it doesn’t have to come at the cost of working through nights or weekends. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Timofey Nevolin shares eight simple, yet powerful rules for effective software production.

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A Guide to Security Best Practices for Remote Teams

by Amin Shah Gilani

Learn how, with the right remote worker security policy, distributed teams can be just as secure as in-house teams. Toptal Freelance Software Engineer and full-time remote worker Amin Shah Gilani walks us through common security attack methods, cyber defense strategies, and, finally, an example of a good remote worker security policy.

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The Salesforce Release Train: A Practical Approach to Release Management

by Ajinkya Deshmukh

Deploying new features with Salesforce can be problematic in more ways than one. It is crucial to have a sound strategy governing the publication of new releases, without running the risk of breaking your product. In this post, Toptal Software Engineer Ajinkya Deshmukh will provide you with all relevant information and key tips that will allow you to manage your next Salesforce release smoothly.

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The Advanced Git Guide: Git Stash, Reset, Rebase, and More

by Ursula Clarke

Could you be using Git more efficiently? The answer is probably a resounding “Yes,” which is why Toptal Software Engineer Ursula Clarke wrote today’s post. In it, she teaches you how to use git stash, git reset, git bisect, git squash, and git rebase for maximum productivity.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Managing Software Development with Kanban and Trello

by Demir Selmanovic

While the success of your project depends on many factors, one of the most common reasons projects fail is a lack of management or downright bad project management. In this post, Lead Engineering Editor Demir Selmanovic teaches you the basics of Agile project management using Kanban and Trello.

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Time Management Secrets of an Efficient Engineer

by Dmitry Ryazantsev

Freelancers work flexible hours, but this convenience comes at a price: They have to manage their time better than on-site professionals. However, it also means they're free to optimize their routine and achieve exceptional efficiency. In this post, software engineer Dmitry Ryazantsev will guide you through the ins and outs of personal time management, leaving little to chance. What good are great rates if you waste hours each week?

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To Designers With Love (A Letter From a Front-end Developer)

by Vedran Aberle Tokić

If you’re a veteran frontender, you’ve probably had some not-so-great experiences with designers, and chances are some designers have had an equally bad experience working with you. How can you make sure you get exactly what you need from your designer, without placing an undue burden on them? It’s a tall order, but in this article Freelance Software Engineer Vedran Aberle Tokic outlines and addresses a number of potential issues that may become roadblocks for your execution. Implementing these suggestions may result in overhead for designers, but they can save enormous amounts of time and headache elsewhere.

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