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Ryan Chartrand

Great developers are motivated to learn new things, but finding inspiration of what to learn can be more work than the learning itself. You can end up spending hours scouring Egghead, Medium, FreeCodeCamp, Udacity, Udemy, Hackernoon, Dev.to, YouTube, dailyjs, css-tricks, echojs, SmashingMag, Coursera, HackerNews, nettuts...ok, you get the idea. Figuring out what to learn as a dev has become like figuring out what to watch on Netflix -- too many o

If you've been living under a rock or buried in projects throughout 2017, this is the article for you. A lot happened in 2017 that is setting up 2018 for a lot of action and innovation. You can also use this as a guide to plan out your growth as a developer in 2018 to help you get on more innovative projects. React vs. Vue.js Let's get straight to the good stuff: This time last year, not many had faith that Vue would ever become a big competitor

Every year leading up to our annual X-Mas Party, we bring our community together to each donate $50 to any cause they believe will make an impact for good in the world. We then match their donations to double the impact. This year, the X-Team community supported more than 30 non-profits around the world. We'd like to recognize all of these great causes (and those who donated to them) and hope that they will inspire you to give as well. We give n

Can't watch the video right now? Read the transcript below. Something strange happens when you can work from anywhere. It gives you the ultimate gift -- true freedom, freedom to plan out your day, to live anywhere in the world, to go anywhere at any time, to go to the gym finally, to achieve the goals you've put off for so long. We ascend to the dream way of living and working, and yet...why is it so hard to capitalize on it? Why is it when you

This past month has been the strongest hurricane month in the Atlantic Ocean that's ever been recorded. After we didn't think it could get any worse after Hurricane Harvey, it only continued with Hurricanes Irma and Maria, with Maria causing some of the biggest natural disaster damage in U.S. history. Many X-Teamers live in the Dominican Republic, and it's been an emotional time anxiously awaiting the hurricanes to pass and hoping for the best f

We are proud to be some of the most motivated developers in the world. However, getting motivated and staying that way is not easy. We make a lot of effort in the X-Team community to keep motivation high. For many remote developers, the biggest motivation killer is burnout and overworking. With so few distractions and such immense focus, you can end up working 10 hours without ever getting up. To combat this in X-Team, we created Fit-Quest. Fit-Q

There's never been a greater time to create an open source project. As I wrote about recently in Hackernoon, platforms like OpenCollective are giving open source projects the opportunity for sustainability like never before thanks to crowdfunding. But it's not just the hundreds of thousands of dollars in new funding that's changing the future of open source. In that post, I reference "The Larkin Effect" (Sean Larkin of Webpack), this i

Today we’re excited to welcome four new members to the League of the Extraordinary, the honorary group of X-Teamers who have proven they are true superheroes. An X-Teamer is only able to unlock their superhero once they’ve consistently shown they know how to unleash their potential through various personal achievements. With Heroes Pack 24, we honor Jose Buitron (Ecuador), Giannis Katsanos (Greece), Nick Plekhanov (Russia), Ali Uz (Unleashed edit

India is the second most populated country in the world and holds the 2nd highest population of developers in the world. Yet, it's one of the least popular places for digital nomads. Nomadlist ranks its capital, New Delhi, at #605 (out of 651). ==So then, what's it like being a nomad in India? X-Teamer Paul McCrodden spent 6 weeks throughout India as a nomad. == Here's what he had to say about the trip in our #travel channel AMA: What was your fa