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Computer Vision Pipeline Architecture: A Tutorial

Build a simple, reusable foundation for your video processing apps and alleviate the common challenges of video manipulation.

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Nathan Babcock

Nathan Babcock

Nathan is a front-end developer and video processing expert. He developed Hypetrigger, an open-source computer vision tool for use with streaming services. Nathan also spent five years as a full-stack engineer at Motorola Solutions, where he worked with React, Angular, Svelte, and native web components, and led the development of the company’s internal design system.

Tested Solutions: Working With React Design Patterns

Design patterns offer a convenient way to tackle challenges with tried-and-tested solutions, saving developers time and effort. Here’s how React design patterns allow for coherent modules with less coupling.

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Mudassir Ijaz

Mudassir Ijaz

Mudassir is a full-stack software engineer specializing in JavaScript frameworks and libraries. He has built many React apps as a senior engineer and has worked across the globe at companies like SAP, Bit, Kwanso, and VoicePing.

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In this ask-me-anything-style Q&A, leading Toptal AI developer Joao Diogo de Oliveira fields questions from fellow engineers about resources for pivoting to ML, approaches to large language models, and the most critical future applications of AI.

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Joao Diogo de Oliveira

Joao Diogo de Oliveira

Joao is an AI developer with more than 10 years of experience at Fortune 100 companies like Procter & Gamble and startups in the healthcare, energy, and finance industries. Joao holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Porto and has multiple certifications in ML and deep learning.

Advantages of AI: Using GPT and Diffusion Models for Image Generation

Generative AI is taking the world by storm, with potentially profound impacts on the content we create. Learn the basics of AI image generation and produce sophisticated artistic renderings with this tutorial.

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Juan Manuel Ortiz de Zarate

Juan Manuel Ortiz de Zarate

Juan is a developer, data scientist, and doctoral researcher at the University of Buenos Aires where he studies social networks, AI, and NLP. Juan has more than a decade of data science experience and has published papers at ML conferences including SPIRE and ICCS.

Ask an NLP Engineer: From GPT Models to the Ethics of AI

Want to expand your skills amid the current surge of revolutionary language models like GPT-4? In this ask-me-anything-style tutorial, Toptal data scientist and AI engineer Daniel Pérez Rubio fields questions from fellow programmers on a wide range of machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence topics.

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Daniel Pérez Rubio

Daniel Pérez Rubio

Daniel is a data scientist, developer, and former CTO who has specialized in NLP for more than six years, most recently focusing on large language models (LLMs). His experience includes being a senior data scientist at BASF and Daimler.

The Benefits of Formosa Crypto Wallet Management

Formosa enhances crypto wallet management by leveraging easy-to-remember, themed security sentences rather than traditional and disparate recovery keywords. Formosa is secure, intuitive, and efficient.

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Yuri da Silva Villas Boas

Yuri da Silva Villas Boas

Yuri is a security engineer and the creator of the password format Formosa and SRVB, an asymmetric cryptosystem. An expert in the design and verification of protocols and cryptography, his background spans statistics, physics, and mathematics. Yuri has a master’s degree in computer science from Brazil’s Federal University of Santa Catarina.

Next.js vs. React: A Comparative Tutorial

Discover the differences between React and Next.js, a framework used by companies like TikTok, Hulu, and Nike to supercharge their web apps. Plus: Learn when and how to use Next.js, including rendering, routing, page, and navigation tips.

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Ayyaz Ali

Ayyaz Ali

Ayyaz is a full-stack developer, founder, and CTO with eight years of experience in a variety of React and JavaScript frameworks. He has deep expertise in handling product builds, and developed an online education platform that has served more than a million students around the world.

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Gabriel Courtemanche

Gabriel is a highly efficient and reliable professional who possesses a broad skill set for web application development. He's been working on a range of products and clients—from working on scalability problems in production engineering teams at Shopify and Autodesk to launching new applications for startups. Most of his work consists of leading technical teams, by creating an easy development environment, fixing technical debts, providing best practices code examples, and mentoring devs.
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