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Toptal Engineering Blog

The Toptal Engineering Blog is a hub for in-depth development tutorials and new technology announcements created by professional software engineers in the Toptal network.

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Don't Build, Integrate – A Guide to CRM Integration

by Leif Gensert

Customer Relationship Management systems provide businesses with more clarity and information about customer behavior, helping boost sales, retain existing customers, and attract new ones. In this article, Toptal Software Developer Leif Gensert outlines the basic challenges of CRM integration and explains what you can do to make the process as efficient and frictionless as possible.

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Create a WhatsApp Chatbot, Not an App

by Aminadav Glickshtein

Feedback on an enterprise web app prompted an experiment. Could a WhatsApp chatbot replace it? Would people like it better? Would it be more useful?

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Interview: The Promise of Intel oneAPI and Direct Parallel C++

by Nermin Hajdarbegović

What if developers could use the same code, tools, and libraries on a CPU, GPU, or an AI accelerator? Intel's oneAPI initiative aims to do just that by offering a unified programming model across multiple hardware architectures. Toptal Technical Editor Nermin Hajdarbegovic discusses oneAPI’s genesis and future with Sanjiv M. Shah, VP of Intel’s Architecture, Graphics and Software Group.

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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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Turn Chaos Into Profit: Understanding the ETL Process

by Alexandre Wanderer

ETL can consolidate data from various sources into an organized, reliable, and usable database. This allows businesses to employ previously unused or underused data to improve their performance. In this article, Toptal Data Modeling Developer Alexandre Wanderer demonstrates all stages of the ETL process in building a data warehouse.

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Working with React Hooks and TypeScript

by Nicolas Zozol

Hooks have already changed the way we use React for the better. Add TypeScript to the mix, and developers can leverage static typing and type transformations to reduce the noise of many interface descriptions. In this article, Toptal Software Developer Nicolas Zozol demonstrates hooks and TypeScript in React and explains how this powerful combo can save time and streamline your code.

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Getting the Most Out of Pre-trained Models

by Nauman Mustafa

Pre-trained models are making waves in the deep learning world. Using massive pre-training datasets, these NLP models bring previously unheard-of feats of AI within the reach of app developers.

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All Perks, No Hassle: An Angular 9 Tutorial

by Joaquin Cid

"Every year the internet breaks," goes the saying, and developers usually have to go and fix it. Is this true when it comes to the long-awaited Angular version 9?

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