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Remote Work Tools of the Remote Work Trade

by Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Working from home is no longer a business decision or a lifestyle choice. During the biggest public health crisis in a century, it’s a necessity: not to save time or money, but to save lives. In this article, Toptal Technical Editor Nermin Hajdarbegovic introduces newcomers to essential tools used by remote workers.

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Suddenly Remote: Product Managers in Transition

by Egle Merkyte

Everything product managers need to know about shifting to remote work amid the global COVID-19 outbreak. Experienced remote product managers share their best practices on how leaders make the most of remote working.

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Remote Reinvention: Finding Your Finance Consultant Niche

by Alex Graham, CFA

How do you get started as a remote finance consultant? Finding your niche is the first step toward building a brand for a consulting venture.

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Sophisticated Prototypes – Why Use Axure

by Mayank Sharma

In a world of abundant choice, choosing a prototyping tool isn’t easy, and new isn’t always better. When designers want to create feature-rich prototypes, there are many good reasons why to use Axure.

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Mastering Disruption - The Art of Agile Complexity

by Dan McClure

Incremental improvement is no longer enough to deal with the complex problems facing the world today. Companies that master Agile complexity will unleash a new wave of disruptive innovation.

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Sound Logic and Monotonic AI Models

by Emmanuel Tsukerman

For those working with AI, the future is certainly exciting. At the same time, there is a general sense that AI suffers from one pesky flaw: AI in its current state can be unpredictably unreliable.

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A Guide to Effective User Onboarding Best Practices

by Cameron Chapman

User onboarding best practices help designers create an onboarding experience that works well from the start. Knowing which onboarding pattern works best for each type of app puts designers ahead.

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Taking Firebase Serverless – Mobile and Web Applications Made Easy

by Phillip Edwards

Mobile and web applications typically need a back-end server, which requires maintenance, updates, backups, and more. So why not dispense with them? In this article, Toptal Java Developer Phillip Edwards outlines how you can use Google Firebase to develop serverless applications without incurring a lot of costs.

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30 Toptal Designer Tips on Working Remotely and Design

by Wojciech Dobry

While presenting unique opportunities, working as a remote freelance designer also poses special challenges. Some of Toptal’s top designers share their expertise on the remote working designer lifestyle and managing the design process.

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