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Passwordless authentication has been the Holy Grail of security for years, but progress has been painfully slow. Until a few years ago, the technology to implement biometric passwordless logins on a grand scale simply wasn’t available.

However, the industry juggernaut is slowly but surely changing this. There are a few technical, legal, and even ethical considerations to take into account, but it seems that biometric, passwordless authentication is here to stay.

#Biometrics #Passwordless

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Our ‪#‎CEO‬, Cheryl, explains why taking vacation time is crucial for your well being and the economy. (via Medium)

http://bit.ly/1IS0ygx

Pledge to ‪#‎GetUpandGO‬ this year for a chance to win a $1,100 travel prize package: http://bit.ly/1INvPRU
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Many developers agree that Meteor is a fun platform for writing real-time web applications. Turns out, it’s also a powerful platform for building robust, production-ready applications.

In this article, Toptal engineer Peter Rogers will walk you through a step-by-step tutorial for building a real-time book catalog management application using Meteor.

#Meteor #JavaScript #FullStack #RealTime

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Spark may very well be the "child prodigy of big data", rapidly gaining a dominant position in the complex world of big data processing.

In this post, Toptal engineer Radek Ostrowski provides a thorough and practical introduction to Spark, Apache's lightning fast, easy-to-use, and highly flexible big data processing engine.

#Spark #Apache #BigData

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Python is a popular, powerful, and versatile programming language; however, concurrency and parallelism in Python often seem to be a matter of debate.

In this article, Toptal engineer Marcus McCurdy explores different approaches to solving this discord with code.

#Python #Concurrency #Parallelism #Threading #Multiprocessing

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Everything is a collection in JavaScript. Even simple objects are represented as collections of their properties. In our latest set of video tutorials, Toptal engineer Eric Greene explains how to use the UnderscoreJS library to handle collections in JavaScript.

Source code used in these demonstrations is available on GitHub. Feel free to download it and make it your own.

#underscorejs #javascript #video #tutorial

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What happens when two rigid bodies intersect in your video game simulation? Nothing! Unless you have a working collision detection system.

Toptal is pleased to have our very own Nilson Souto present this second installment of our three-part series on video game physics. Read on to learn about the algorithms underlying all of your favorite games.

#VideoGames #GamePhysics #CollisionDetection #Simulations #Animation

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Choosing the right programming editor is not an easy task. All developers have their own preferences.

Toptal engineer Philip Brenan evaluates the pros and cons of some of the most popular editors out there, so you don’t have to try out every single one of them yourself.

#Coding #ProgrammingEditors #CodeEditors #Geany #Emacs #Vi #Gedit #Pico #JEdit #KomodoEdit #Zed #Scribes #Eclipse #Scite #BlueFish
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