The Best of Toptal
10 most popular Toptal articles, as voted by our community.
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Toptal on Java
Server-side I/O Performance: Node vs. PHP vs. Java vs. Go
Clearly, Go is the winner here, followed by Java, Node and finally PHP.
Toptal on Product Design
COVID-19: the ultimate Design Thinking use case
Could designers use the design thinking process to solve emergent problems and come up with innovative solutions for dealing with COVID-19?
«A sea of data coming in is good, but data alone doesn’t speak and doesn’t help make informed decisions. It’s tantamount to drinking from a firehose.»
Toptal on Reinforcement Learning
Reinforcement Learning: A Deep Dive
This is a deep dive into deep reinforcement learning. We will tackle a concrete problem with modern libraries such as TensorFlow, TensorBoard, Keras, and OpenAI Gym. You will learn how to implement…
Toptal on Visual Communication
The Principles of Design and Their Importance
One of the most difficult parts of talking about the principles of design is figuring out just how many principles there actually are (are…
These are some all-time favorites with Refind users.
Optimize Your Site for Conversions: 7 Strategies That Work
A client just hired you to design a landing page for their new offering. They want more than just a beautiful design -- they want a page that converts. What do you do? You read this post, which…
Acing Google's PageSpeed Insights Assessment
Good PageSpeed Insights scores pave the way to success. Here's why.
Ensuring Clean Code: A Look at Python, Parameterized
We’ll explore the application of parameterization and how it relates to mainstream design patterns such as dependency injection, strategy, template method, and others. In Python parameterized, many of…
Creating Web Apps with Declarative Programming and FSMs
Adopting declarative-style programming techniques allows your team to create web applications that are easier to extend and maintain.
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