Some consider it an unholy arcana. Others hail it as the future of programming. What cannot be denied, however, is that, with the advent of Redux and Elm, the interest in functional programming has exploded. We have talked with an X-Teamer who has been a part of the functional programming community for a long time. Michal Kawalec, a dedicated member of the Haskell community, has shared with us his thoughts on all things FP. Michal, thank you for [...]

For some time now, I have been practicing a very strict way of keeping my local development machine clean and universal. Working as Developer Unleasher for X-Team, I am in a unique position of having to deal with several different programming languages and technologies. Very often, I switch between projects or start new ones. For all those reasons, I like to keep my computer free of any packages or services that are required to run specific pro [...]

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Last year, I spent most of my work trying to bring the potential of my fellow developers into full play. I was pretty confident about the routine I have established. This year, I’m trying out a new approach based on experiences from last year. I’m certain it will help others be more focused on their growth. The background Currently, I take care of 18 developers and their growth. The way we work is mostly based on the approach I have described in [...]

Today we’re excited to welcome five 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 23, we honor Juan Enrique Jimenez. (Dominican Republic), Dylan Coffey (USA), Diego Ferreira (Brazil), Henrique [...]