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Filip Petkovski

Apache Cordova Tutorial: Developing Mobile Applications with Cordova

By Filip Petkovski
Mobile applications are creeping in. Developing for each mobile platform can be an exhaustive task, especially if resources are limited. This is where Apache Cordova comes in handy by providing a way to develop mobile applications using standard web technologies - HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. This article explores how one can get started with Apache Cordova and build mobile applications targeted at a wide range of mobile devices.
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Eliran Goshen

Android Threading: All You Need to Know

By Eliran Goshen
Android provides many ways of creating and managing threads, and third-party libraries exist to make that even easier. However, with so many options, choosing the right approach can be quite confusing. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Eliran Goshen discusses some common scenarios in Android development that involve threading and how each of the scenarios can be dealt with.
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Sylvain Gravel

Xamarin Forms, MVVMCross, and SkiaSharp: The Holy Trinity of Cross-Platform App Development

By Sylvain Gravel
Developing a mobile app for multiple platforms can be quite costly. Implementing the same functionalities in multiple programming languages and dealing with a plethora of unique libraries for each platform requires a massive amount of time and knowledge. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Sylvain Gravel talks about Xamarin and its companion technologies that let you build mobile applications for multiple platforms without compromising familiarity, performance, and uniqueness.
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Carlos Ramirez III

Keep Calm and Transition to a New Development Team

By Carlos Ramirez III
Many product owners don’t have a technical background and thus often find themselves unprepared and scrambling when it comes to bringing on a new development team. This often results in hindered progress, wasted time, and frustration for everyone involved. If this sounds like it could be you, either now or in the future, then you should be somewhat concerned. In this blog post, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Carlos Ramirez III will walk you through the various steps of a typical transition process in project management so you can prepare for this eventuality and make the transition as smooth as possible.
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Lijana Saniukaite

Speeding up Application Development With Bootstrap

By Lijana Saniukaite
Bootstrap, one of the most used HTML/CSS/JavaScript front-end frameworks, offers a little more than just fancy customizable user interface elements. It provides a great starting point for many types of projects, a plethora of components, and many nifty styles predefined for responsive layout and utility classes to help keep your HTML and CSS code clean. In this article, Toptal designer Lijana Saniukaite walks us through some practical Bootstrap tips and best practices to speed up your application development.
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Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Toptal’s Selection Of Best Developer Blogs

By Nermin Hajdarbegovic
You are what you read – and most Toptal members and blog subscribers are software developers. So what do you read? Where do professional developers get the latest information about how their peers work and think? Today, we will be taking a look at a small selection of popular developer blogs frequented by Toptal developers. We’re counting on you (our readers) to expand the list in the comment section.
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Peter Rogers

Meteor Tutorial: Building Real-Time Web Applications with Meteor

By Peter Rogers
Meteor makes developing web applications simple. It’s easy to learn, and comes with a pre-built arsenal of powerful functionalities. In this article, we will walk through a detailed tutorial for building a simple real-time web application.
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Pavel Tiunov

Application Development with Rapid Application Development Framework AllcountJS

By Pavel Tiunov
AllcountJS is an emerging open-source framework built with rapid application development in mind. It is based on the idea of declarative application development using JSON-like configuration code that describes the structure and behavior of the application. In this article, we walk through a step-by-step tutorial for prototyping a data-oriented web application using AllcountJS.
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Demir Selmanovic

The 5 Most Common Mistakes HTML5 Developers Make: A Beginner’s Guide

By Demir Selmanovic
It's been over 20 years since Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau specified HTML, which became the standard markup language used to build the Internet. HTML5 was supposed to finally solve our problems and become "one standard to rule them all (browsers)". This was probably one of the most anticipated technologies since creation of the World Wide Web.
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