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Laszlo Gyori

gRPC vs. REST: Getting Started With the Best API Protocol

By Laszlo Gyori
gRPC, REST’s up-and-coming competitor, approaches synchronous communication from another angle, offering protocol buffers and typed contracts. What does that mean for your project?
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Maciek Rząsa

Billing Extraction: A Tale of GraphQL Internal API Optimization

By Maciek Rząsa
Extracting functional components from a monolithic app into a service can be a daunting task but choosing the right tools and techniques for the job can expedite the process. In this article, Toptal Back-end Engineer Maciek Rzasa recounts how his team extracted billing functionality from the Toptal platform and how they overcame a series of performance issues.
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Joaquin Cid

How to Build a Role-based API with Firebase Authentication

By Joaquin Cid
Nearly every app requires an authorization system on top of an authentication system. We often need a fine-grained permissions model to allow only specific users to access certain resources while simultaneously restricting access for everyone else. In this tutorial, Toptal Freelance Firebase Developer Joaquin Cid teaches how to build just such a system. Called role-based authentication, we'll learn how to implement this system in an API using Node.js and Firebase.
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Damir Imangulov

Building an ASP.NET Web API With ASP.NET Core

By Damir Imangulov
ASP.NET Core is a leaner and more modular redesign of ASP.NET 4.x. In this article, Toptal Freelance ASP.NET Developer Damir Imangulov shows how to build a robust RESTful API using ASP.NET, EF Core, AutoMapper, and XUnit.
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Fahad Munawar Khan

Salesforce Einstein AI: An API Tutorial

By Fahad Munawar Khan
Non-Salesforce app developers may be overlooking a hidden gem in the AI world: Salesforce Einstein offers image recognition and text analysis for plain-vanilla apps and Salesforce apps alike. In this article, Toptal Freelance Salesforce Developer Fahad Munawar Khan shows how any developer can leverage Einstein Vision and Einstein Language.
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Fahad Munawar Khan

No-Fuss AI for Your App: Meet Salesforce Einstein

By Fahad Munawar Khan
The AI revolution is transforming the consumer world. Some developers may shy away from AI, which has traditionally been a heavily technical specialty. In this article, Toptal Freelance Salesforce Developer Fahad Munawar Khan explores how accessible to developers the AI cloud has become, even for non-Salesforce apps, with Salesforce Einstein.
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André Castelo

Laravel API Tutorial: How to Build and Test a RESTful API

By André Castelo
Laravel is a PHP framework developed with developer productivity in mind. Written and maintained by Taylor Otwell, the framework is very opinionated and strives to save developer time by favoring convention over configuration. The framework also aims to evolve with the web and has already incorporated several new features and ideas in the web development world---such as job queues, API authentication out of the box, real-time communication, and much more. In this article, we'll explore the ways you can build---and test---a robust API using Laravel. We'll be using Laravel 5.4, and all of the code is available for reference on GitHub.
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Andrew Belousoff

PhalconPHP: A Solution for High-load RESTful APIs

By Andrew Belousoff
PhalconPHP will make your high-load application fast and easy, it's one of the fastest MVC frameworks for PHP available. It's written in C and supplied as a compiled PHP extension, so it doesn’t need to be interpreted at every request. Consider PhalconPHP for your next project, you won't regret it.
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Brian Coords

WordPress REST API: The Next Generation CMS Feature

By Brian Coords
For a while, WordPress seemed to had fallen behind. As the web became more reliant on JavaScript to create immersive, interactive experiences, it became increasingly clear that WordPress needed to offer new ways for users and developers to interact with its content. In this post, Toptal Freelance Developer Brian Coords explores the amazing new features of WordPress's REST API, showing why WordPress is still on the cutting edge of web development.
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