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Creating a Secure REST API in Node.js

by Marcos Henrique da Silva

As patterns go, REST APIs are so useful and ubiquitous that every web developer, regardless of language or platform, should know how to build one. In this article, Toptal Freelance JavaScript Developer Marcos Henrique da Silva shows how to create a simple and secure REST API for user management on Node.js.

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Full-stack NLP with React: Ionic vs Cordova vs React Native

by Shanglun Wang

JavaScript frameworks based on React can help you build a fast, reliable mobile app, but it’s not always easy to determine which framework is best for your project. Choosing the wrong framework can result in an app with slow and redundant code. JavaScript expert Sean Wang builds the same natural language processing mobile application using Cordova, Ionic, and React Native, then discusses the advantages and limitations of each.

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Serializing Complex Objects in JavaScript

by Luke Wilson

The Tanagra.js library is designed to be simple and lightweight, and it currently supports Node.js and ES6 classes. The main implementation supports JSON, and an experimental version supports Google Protocol Buffers.

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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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The Need for Speed: A Toptal JavaScript Coding Challenge Retrospective

by Eva Bojorges Rodriguez

Toptal's JavaScript Speed Coding Challenge invited creative solutions from the beginning. As the week played out, competitors got closer and closer to the maximum theoretical score. Then something unexpected happened...

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Stale-while-revalidate Data Fetching with React Hooks: A Guide

by Avi Aryan

Inspired by stale-while-revalidate cache control logic, modern sites implement stale-while-refresh logic on the UI side. Thankfully, React Hooks make this logic painlessly reusable across components.

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Language Server Protocol Tutorial: From VSCode to Vim

by Jeremy Greer

The main artifact of all your work is most likely plain text files. So why don't you use Notepad to create them? Find out how the Language Server Protocol can transform text editors into code editors, without coupling.

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Lighter and Faster - A Guide to the Svelte Framework

by Teimur Gasanov

Web applications are becoming more popular day by day with stable options like React.js, Angular, and Vue.js. However, a serious competitor may be on the horizon — Svelte. In this article, Toptal freelance software developer Teimur Gasanov introduces Svelte, a new framework for building user interfaces. He does so by walking us through creating a common log-in form used by virtually every type of application.

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Introduction to Functional Programming: JavaScript Paradigms

by Avi Aryan

Functional Programming is a paradigm of building computer programs using expressions and functions without mutating state and data. In this article, we will talk about doing functional programming using JavaScript. We will also explore various JavaScript methods and features that make it possible. In the end, we will explore different concepts associated with functional programming and see why they are so powerful.

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