Flexiple Blog

The Flexiple blog features tutorials, in-depth articles and insights into the latest tech releases, the freelancing world & the startup ecosystem.

Invoice

Freelance Invoicing Guide for Developers

by Heather Redding

In this article, we will discuss how freelance developers can effectively create, manage, and send invoices to clients for their freelance work.

FreelanceDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

Jobs

Top 7 websites to find Freelance Coding jobs

by Varun Omprakash

In this blog post, we take a look at the three major categories of freelance websites and the top 7 websites for finding freelance coding jobs.

FreelanceDevelopers

7 MINUTE READ

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Softwaredev

The Future of Software Development Within Industry 4.0

by Joe Peters

In this article, we look at the future of software development 4.0, and talk about trends that are going to change the face of technology.

FullstackDevelopers

6 MINUTE READ

Staff

What is Staff Augmentation and how can you harness it?

by Varun Omprakash

In this blog post, we take a look at one of the hiring models that is gaining wide popularity - staff augmentation.

FreelanceDevelopers

9 MINUTE READ

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Art of managing freelance projects effectively

by Varun Omprakash

There are many challenges to managing freelance projects. In this article, we'll tell you how effectively manage and overcome them.

FreelanceDevelopers

8 MINUTE READ

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“Future of work” is in the present  —  are you embracing it?

by Karthik Sridharan

The future of work is has arrived. Companies need to be nimble and start working with a global talent pool of freelancers.

StartupsDevelopers

4 MINUTE READ

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Why should you hire offshore developers?

by Varun Omprakash

In this blog, we look at the limitations of having a fixed and localised workforce, and why you should hire freelance offshore developers.

StartupsFreelanceDevelopers

7 MINUTE READ

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Freelancing and the Startup Ecosystem

by Sumit Bhagat

Freelancers are not just useful but necessary for the startup ecosystem, meeting two important criteria: being affordable and quick-to-start.

StartupsFreelanceDevelopers

4 MINUTE READ

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Content Marketing Tips for Startups: 6 Essentials to Focus on

by Sumit Bhagat

Content marketing is a cheap & consistent way of acquiring clients. Learn how to create your content marketing strategy for your startup.

StartupsFreelance

6 MINUTE READ

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Remote work – 5 must-have tools

by Gayathri Vishwanathan

To make the most of working remotely, one can use some amazing tools to boost one's productivity. Here's a list of five tools and how they can be used.

FreelanceRemote

8 MINUTE READ

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Resume

How to Craft a Freelance Resume as a Developer

by Dorian Martin

In this blog post, we take a look at what you need to keep in mind while creating a freelance resume for software development.

FreelanceDevelopers

8 MINUTE READ

Illust

10 Practical CSS Tricks every developer should know

by Juan Carlos Arias Ambriz

We look at the common problems every CSS developer faces and their solution. Read on to know the absolute essential CSS tricks!

CSSJavaScriptFrontend

8 MINUTE READ

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Android WorkManager Tutorial: Getting Started

by Priya Sindkar

This article is an introduction to Android WorkManager - when to use, execute, apply constraints, pass data and observe the output.

AndroidDevelopers

11 MINUTE READ

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Blockchain Applications in Business: Use Case Landscape

by Faith Obafemi

This article is the first in the series of Blockchain applications in business covering use cases across industries with relevant examples.

BlockchainDevelopers

12 MINUTE READ

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Blockchain Applications in Business: Cost Implications

by Faith Obafemi

In this article on Blockchain applications in business, we delve into the types & magnitude of costs involved in building a blockchain.

BlockchainDevelopers

7 MINUTE READ

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What are Stablecoins and how do they work?

by Taygun Dogan

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that are expressed in dollars. This article covers everything you need to know about these coins.

BlockchainCryptoDevelopers

7 MINUTE READ

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Upwork Reviews & Alternatives for Hiring Developers

by Varun Omprakash

In this blog, we take an in-depth look at Upwork: Is it the right fit for hiring developers? We also examine some Upwork reviews and alternatives.

FreelanceDevelopers

12 MINUTE READ

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7 Best Practices to Manage Globally Distributed Teams

by Karthik Sridharan

Build and manage a strong & successful globally distributed team using the 7 best practices explained and discussed in this article.

StartupsRemote

6 MINUTE READ

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How to evaluate freelance developers for your business?

by Suvansh Bansal

In the article, we look at important skills you should look for in a freelance developer and the process to evaluate the same.

StartupsFreelance

4 MINUTE READ

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Blockchain Applications in Business: Public vs Private

by Faith Obafemi

In this article, we take a deeper look into the public and private applications and weigh their features, pros, and cons against each other.

BlockchainDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

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How to find the right set of co-founders?

by Karthik Sridharan

Finding co-founders is one of the most critical parts of building a startup. Read to understand the ingredients to find the right co-founder.

Startups

3 MINUTE READ

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Tech Hiring Challenges Faced by Startups & Possible Solutions

by Varun Omprakash

In the fight for top talent, startups face many challenges in hiring. This article discusses these challenges and possible solutions.

StartupsDevelopers

12 MINUTE READ

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Which are the best websites to hire freelance developers?

by Varun Omprakash

To hire the right developer, you should know the different types of freelance websites, and which one to use for your use-case.

StartupsFreelanceDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

Microsoft

Full-time freelancing experience – An Ex-Microsoft engineer speaks

by Gayathri Vishwanathan

Freelancing offers people a mix of freedom and challenge. Ankur, an ex-Microsoft engineer turned freelancer, shares his experience.

FreelanceStartups

4 MINUTE READ

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Remote Tools 2.0 is round the corner!

by Karthik Sridharan

We are launching remote.tools 2.0 in March with exciting new features for both remote workers and remote-first product makers.

RemoteDevelopers

2 MINUTE READ

Hire

10 Reasons Why you Should Hire a Software Consultant

by Dorian Martin

We've heard that a professional software consultant can bring a new dimension to the team. But what value do they provide exactly?

FreelanceDevelopersStartups

8 MINUTE READ

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Website vs. App – Which ecosystem should you build first?

by Karthik Sridharan

Choosing the right ecosystem is very crucial while building a product. We explore the parameters that would impact the decision.

StartupsDevelopers

5 MINUTE READ

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Freelance Developer Rates: How much does it Cost to Hire them?

by Varun Omprakash

It's tough to gauge software development costs. In this article, we help you understand the ins and outs of freelance developer rates.

FreelanceDevelopers

7 MINUTE READ

Idea

Sharpen your idea before building a product

by Karthik Sridharan

Making a software product is a journey. It becomes easy when one has a clear vision for the product. Let's help you get there.

StartupsDevelopers

4 MINUTE READ

Contract

Outsourcing vs Insourcing for Tech Startups

by Varun Omprakash

Here we look at outsourcing vs insourcing of software development at a tech startup and understand the best based on use-cases.

StartupsDevelopers

7 MINUTE READ

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Dev Shops – What are they, and when to use them?

by Varun Omprakash

In this blog, we look at what dev shops are, what they do, how much they cost, and whether you need to hire one to build your startup.

FreelanceDevelopersStartups

6 MINUTE READ

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How to hire a freelance software developer?

by Varun Omprakash

In this blog post, we lay out 8 unconventional sources, along with each’s pros/ cons, to find freelance software developers for hire.

FreelanceDevelopersStartups

12 MINUTE READ

Dev shop

Popularity evolution of programming languages since 2004

by Hrishikesh Pardeshi

This video illustrates the evolution & popularity of programming languages since 2004.

Developers

3 MINUTE READ

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Get Published on the Flexiple Blog – Guest Post Guidelines

by Karthik Sridharan

We're a fast-growing tech blog with 5k monthly visitors & we have started accepting guest posts. We cover tech, freelancing, & remote working.

Developers

4 MINUTE READ

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Freelance Developer Challenges & Tackling them during Covid-19

by Varun Omprakash

The pandemic has presented difficult challenges. This blog talks about freelance developer challenges and how to overcome them.

FreelanceDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

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Using Google Lighthouse to audit your web application

by Ashwin Sathian

We will look at how you can use Google Lighthouse to effectively assess and optimize the performance of your web app.

Developers

8 MINUTE READ

Software

Safeguarding your SaaS business

by Amit Ashwini

In this article, we will look the ways to ensure that your SaaS business is protected. We will primarily delve into the details of SOC 2.

DevelopersStartups

6 MINUTE READ

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New features and updates of Angular 8

by Amit Ashwini

In this article, we will look at the new features and updates in Angular 8. This should be useful to anyone looking to migrate their app.

DevelopersAngular

6 MINUTE READ

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Globally distributed teams – the future of work and your company!

by Karthik Sridharan

Startups have always been keen on firing the right talent, giving rise to a new trend; Remote work. In this blog, we take a closer look.

StartupsRemote

2 MINUTE READ

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Alternatives to Toptal for Hiring Developers – 7 Best Toptal Competitors

by Varun Omprakash

Here we compare and contrast the top 7 alternatives to Toptal for hiring developers.

FreelanceDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

Lighthouse

Deciphering your Google Lighthouse Audit Report

by Ashwin Sathian

We will look at how to interpret the Google Lighthouse audit report and what you can do to improve on the parameters mentioned.

FreelanceDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

Ios

The Ultimate List of Resources for iOS Animations

by Saravanan V

This blog post intends to compile all useful online resources on creating iOS animations. We aim to keep this list constantly updated.

iOSDevelopers

3 MINUTE READ

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Flutter

Basics of Flutter Animations – Tweens and Controllers

by Deven Joshi

In this article, we look at the fundamentals of creating a Flutter animation. A major pro - the structure is the same across animations.

FlutterAppDevelopers

9 MINUTE READ

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Build software products the right way — feature doc & wireframes

by Hrishikesh Pardeshi

Conveying your thoughts exactly to your developers is very critical. We discuss how to structure it through feature doc & wireframes.

StartupDevelopers

5 MINUTE READ

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Render Props – An Advanced React Pattern

by Gobinda Thakur

Render props are components where you can pass functions. These functions return elements, that are used in the component's rendering.

ReactDevelopers

12 MINUTE READ

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Blockchain Applications in Business: Platform Considerations

by Faith Obafemi

In this article on blockchain application, we take a look at the different blockchain platforms.

BlockchainDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

Hire

How to find & hire the best contract developer?

by Suvansh Bansal

In this slide deck, learn the key factors that you need to look at when finding and hiring the best contract developer for your startup.

FreelanceDevelopers

5 MINUTE READ

Engineering

Making sense of Uber engineering

by Hrishikesh Pardeshi

Uber engineering is mammoth. Studying and understanding it can prove quite helpful if you are venturing into building your own business or product.

StartupDevelopers

6 MINUTE READ

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The hype and mystery that is Superhuman Email (Part 1)

by Hrishikesh Pardeshi

Superhuman is an email app and the buzziest startup in Silicon Valley. In this series of posts, we look at why & how Superhuman works.

StartupDevelopers

6 MINUTE READ

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Understanding what you should (and should not) be building

by Hrishikesh Pardeshi

In this article, we look at what you should and should not focus on building for your startup.

StartupDevelopers

5 MINUTE READ

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Functional Reactive Programming using Swift

by Saravanan V

Having looked at functional programming, this article delves into the world of functional reactive programming with examples.

iOSDevelopers

15 MINUTE READ

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Using Kotlin Coroutine builders in Android

by Priya Sindkar

This blog post talks about why Kotlin coroutines make it super easy to develop Android apps if you know how to use them in the right way.

AndroidDevelopers

8 MINUTE READ

Prototying

Rapid Prototyping with Utility-First CSS

by Hrishikesh Pardeshi

In this post, I describe why I chose a utility-first CSS framework to build a website's UI in a fast, robust, and low-maintenance way.

CSSDevelopers

6 MINUTE READ

Game design

How game design can inform product design

by Hrishikesh Pardeshi

Games create emotional experiences & connect strongly with users. In this post, we see how to apply these principles to product design.

DesignersDevelopers

8 MINUTE READ

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How to Evaluate Freelance Developers: Questions to Ask

by Varun Omprakash

If you've decided to hire a freelance developer, the next question is: how to evaluate developers and choose the right fit? Let's lay it down.

FreelanceDevelopers

8 MINUTE READ

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Building a Books Finder App using React and Redux

by Mohan Dere

This tutorial highlights the function/ usage of Provider and connect and how to build a “Books finder” app using React and Redux.

ReactAppDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

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Conditional Rendering in React

by Shuvo Habib

Conditional rendering in React works the same way as JavaScript. In this article, we look at different ways to handle conditional rendering.

ReactAppDevelopers

7 MINUTE READ

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Clean Architecture – Build Software like an Artisan

by Harikrishna Natarajan

Clean Architecture says ‘logic first, details later’. This is a guide to designing software that adheres to Clean Architecture philosophy.

AppDevelopers

7 MINUTE READ

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Build your first Android AR app using ARCore and Sceneform

by Ayusch Jain

In this article, we will build a fully functional Augmented Reality (AR) application in Android using ARCore and Sceneform SDKs.

AndroidDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

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React Hooks – Learn by building a Notes app

by Akash Joshi

This is a tutorial on React Hooks explaining usage of the useState and useEffect hooks by building a fully functional Notes app.

ReactDevelopers

12 MINUTE READ

Book finder

Learn Redux & its usage with React by building an app

by Mohan Dere

We learn Redux, its basics, why you need middleware in a React App by building a fully functional app.

ReactDevelopers

8 MINUTE READ

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Introduction to Functional Programming using Swift

by Mohan Dere

This article is the most essential & fundamental introduction to functional programming, that powers most modern languages!

IOSDevelopers

7 MINUTE READ

Designer

How to find & hire the best contract designer?

by Suvansh Bansal

In this slide deck, learn the key factors that you need to look at when finding and hiring the best contract designer for your startup.

Designer

6 MINUTE READ

Voice assintant

Building a Web & Voice App ecosystem (React, Node)

by Akash Joshi

In this article, we will build an entire ecosystem with a web frontend and voice apps (Alexa & Google) backed by the same serverless API.

ReactDevelopersNode

8 MINUTE READ

Deep learning

14 Deep Learning Interview Questions and Answers

by Subhaditya Mukherjee

This article outlines top deep learning interview questions & answers. We've strived to cover as many popular areas related to deep learning.

PythonDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

Machine learning

11 Essential Machine Learning Interview Questions and Answers

by Subhaditya Mukherjee

This article outlines the top machine learning interview questions & answers. We have strived to cover popular areas in ML.

PythonDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

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ExpressionChangedAfterItHasBeenCheckedError in Angular: What is it and How to Resolve it?

by Varun Omprakash

Although this notorious error in Angular can seem frustrating the solution is quite simple.

AngularDevelopers

10 MINUTE READ

Appendchild

JavaScript appendchild(): What it is and when to use it

by Varun Omprakash

Learn how to use the JavaScript appendChild() method to insert a new node as the last child of a particular parent node.

JavaSciptDevelopers

7 MINUTE READ

React hooks

Build a powerful chat application using React Hooks

by Akash Joshi

Learn usage of some popular, open source and publicly available React Hooks by building a powerful group chat application.

ReactDevelopers

12 MINUTE READ

Higher order

Introduction to Higher-Order Components in React by example

by Mohan Dere

In this article, we look at how Higher Order Components (HOC) help reuse code/ logic while pushing you to write clean, robust code.

ReactDevelopers

12 MINUTE READ

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Provider Pattern with React Context API

by Gobinda Thakur

React uses provider pattern in Context API to share data across tree descendant nodes. This helps design a robust app & ensure clean code.

ReactDevelopers

8 MINUTE READ

Failed

I failed 3 times as an engineer and built my own startup

by Hrishikesh Pardeshi

I am a CS grad & worked as a software engineer for 3+ yrs at Adobe & Amazon before I went on to build my startup, Flexiple.

StartupsDevelopers

4 MINUTE READ

Uber

A practical way of building your first Uber-like app

by Hrishikesh Pardeshi

Having seen what you should (and should not) build, we delve into writing down how exactly we can build the first version of Uber.

StartupsDevelopers

4 MINUTE READ

Email

Email Velocity – What it is & how it will save your next sales deal

by Suvansh Bansal

Email velocity is the number of emails the prospect sends you per week. To know where a deal stands, create an email velocity system.

Startups

4 MINUTE READ

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Marketing

7 Marketing Tips for Freelance Web Developers

by Linda Ferguson

Freelance web development is a rewarding career, but competition is growing fast. Here are few tips to market yourself better.

FreelanceDevelopers

6 MINUTE READ

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Angular vs React: Which One to Choose for Your App

by Harikrishna Kundariya

In this article, we compare Angular vs React, we dive deep into their functionality to help you chose the right framework.

AngularReactDevelopers

8 MINUTE READ

Angular

Introduction to ng-template in Angular

by Varun Omprakash

In this post, we explain talk about ng-template in Angular, its uses, how to use it with structural directives like ngIf, ngFor, and ngSwitch.

AngularDevelopers

6 MINUTE READ

React

Introduction to React Fiber

by Varun Omprakash

In this blog, we look at what react fiber is, we further dive into its purpose, working, features and finally we look at a few FAQs.

ReactDevelopers

5 MINUTE READ

Toptal review

Toptal Review: Is it worth the expense?

by Varun Omprakash

Here we take a look at Toptal and its suitability for hiring freelances. We also underline some real Toptal reviews from clients and freelancers.

FreelanceDevelopers

12 MINUTE READ

Decimal to binary

How to Convert Decimal Numbers to Binary

by Varun Omprakash

In this article, we take a look at what the decimal and binary number systems are, how to convert decimal numbers to binary, and vice versa.

Developers

7 MINUTE READ

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