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How to Approach Wrappers for Swift Properties

by Alexander Gaidukov

A property wrapper is a generic structure that encapsulates read and write access to the property and adds additional behavior to it. We use it if we need to constrain the available property values, add extra logic to the read/write access (like using databases or user defaults), or add some additional methods. In this article, Toptal Freelance iOS Developer Alexander Gaidukov demonstrates Swift 5.1’s new @propertyWrapper annotation—a more elegant solution.

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WebVR Part 3: Unlocking the Potential of WebAssembly and AssemblyScript

by Michael Cole

What if you could incorporate clever features from other programming languages for your JavaScript project, without too much hassle? That is the general idea behind WebAssembly. In Part 3 of our WebVR series, Toptal Full-stack Developer Michael Cole introduces you to WebAssembly and AssemblyScript, outlining how they can be harnessed to create a browser-backend for web apps.

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WebVR Part 2: Web Workers and Browser Edge Computing

by Michael Cole

WebVR is bringing virtual reality to our browsers, but how do we make sure we have enough computing power to deliver a good experience? How do we make the most of multi-core, hyperthreaded processors? In part two of our series, Toptal Full-stack Developer Michael Cole explains the basics of browser edge computing and the role of web workers.

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Haxe Review: Haxe 4 Features and Strengths

by Kevin Bloch

The quietly growing number of serious Haxe projects have something new to contend with: the first major compiler release in over three years. What does Haxe 4 bring to the table?

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WebVR and the Browser Edge Computing Revolution

by Michael Cole

Virtual Reality (VR) is making inroads into various industries but is not mainstream yet. WebVR and edge computing have the potential to boost adoption and bring VR to a wider audience. In this series of articles, Toptal Full-stack Developer Michael Cole introduces you to the basics of WebVR and edge computing, complete with elaborate examples.

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Optimizing Website Performance and Critical Rendering Path

by Ilya Chernov

Does your web page’s rendering performance meet today’s standards? Bad rendering performance can translate into a relatively high bounce rate. In this article, Toptal Freelance Web Developer Ilya Chernov explores the things that can lead to high rendering times, and how to fix them.

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Maintain Control: A Guide to Webpack and React, Pt. 1

by Michael Pontus

When starting a new React project, you have many templates to choose from. These templates are able to support application development at a very large scale. But they leave the developer experience and bundle output saddled with various defaults, which may not be ideal.

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Building Reactive Apps with Redux, RxJS, and Redux-Observable in React Native

by Sourabh Verma

While Redux is a great state management solution, it doesn’t support asynchronous behavior by default. A way around this is to use redux-observable, based on RxJS - a powerful library for reactive programming in JavaScript.

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