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What was your win this week?

Hey y'all πŸ‘‹

Another week down β€” hope it's been a good one for ya!

Looking back on this past week, what's something you are proud of accomplishing?

All wins count β€” big or small πŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Spending time with your cat 😻

A GIF of a famous meme of Shaq shimmying back and forth while looking directly at the camera and smiling, then suddenly it cuts to a cat similarly framed and shimmying in the same rhythm. To be clear, the cat is real and not animated β€” it's likely about to pounce on something β€” but it's movement is so similar to Shaq's that the cut back and forth between the two is seamless.


Did you know we feature wins in our "Wins of the Week" email every Friday? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter emails to get wins delivered right to your inbox! πŸ’Œ

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Dan Bailey

Giving myself a mental reset. My boss and his boss were both fired on Tuesday morning quite unexpectedly. On the home front, I took a step back from coding and working on my education, and just let myself relax for a the week. TV, reading, and the gym. Just letting myself let go of everything.

It's been good. My stress levels are lower than they were before this all went down. So Saturday, I'm going to go ahead and dig back in to my personal project and my coursework.

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Michael Tharrington

Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. It sounds like a challenging time.

That said, nicely handled and way to keep things into perspective β€” good on ya for keeping the stress levels despite things being rocky. I hope everything smooths out at work. Or, if you find that it's time to move on to somewhere else, that you are able to make that happen with ease. Digging into the personal project and coursework sounds like good stuff.

Wishing ya the best, Dan!

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Lucas Porfirio

Awesome!

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Mr. Linxed
  • Finished the first basic version of my website.

  • Made two posts here on dev.to

I am happy about the progress I made this week. And finally got myself to write some articles. Been wanting to do this for a while but something was always stopping me.

They might not be great. But practice makes perfect.

πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Michael Tharrington

Very nice! Sounds like a successful week to me. Good posts, btw! πŸ˜€

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Renato Teixeira

my win this week was earning the GIT badge here lol

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Anita Olsen • Edited

Congratulations! πŸŽ‰ I LOVE badges!
Welcome to DEV!

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Michael Tharrington

Awww yeah! πŸ™Œ

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adriens

Badges goes BRRRR <3

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Mohammed

I made it to Friday.

That counts for something right? JK

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Michael Tharrington

Haha, totally counts! You know, not every week has to have some grand triumph. Making it to the end is a win in my book. πŸ˜€

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Anita Olsen
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Michael Tharrington

Heck yeah! Another great discussion! πŸ˜€

It's so cool to hear about different folk's methods for learning.

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Thomas Bnt β˜•

Make too long contributions on astro/docs ! πŸš€

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Michael Tharrington

Woot woot! Nice one, Thomas. I'm sure Astro appreciates it. I wonder if they might want to have an org here on DEV... πŸ€”

I see we have a tag!

#astro

This is about Astro, the framework where you build faster websites with less client-side JavaScript.
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Elian Van Cutsem • Edited

I would love to have an org here!
Let me see what I can do! Who do I get in touch with?

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Thomas Bnt β˜• • Edited

Oh that is great! πŸš€
You can follow this page to create your organization, and if you have questions, @michaeltharrington won't hesitate to respond! (also me aha) 🌱

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Michael Tharrington

Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for the intro @thomasbnt and great to meet you @eliancodes. πŸ‘‹

I'll hit you up via email with some more info, but in the meantime, feel free to check out our organization info page here and if you wanna get started with creating an org, you can do so from your settings here

Speak soon and hope you have a wonderful weekend! πŸ˜€

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Thomas Bnt β˜•

Aha I had this question in my head too, I'm asking the maintainers if they'd be interested in writing about DEV. πŸš€

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Alessandro Pischedda

my contribution to the fastapi-sso library has been accepted :)

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Michael Tharrington

Woot woot! Good stuff, Alessandro. Sounds like a handy plugin!

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Ndeye Fatou Diop • Edited

Glad to see my react article here was so appreciated πŸ™

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Elizabeth

This is an amazing article!

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Ndeye Fatou Diop

So glad you liked it! I really hope people won’t make the same mistakes I did !

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Michael Tharrington

Oh wow yeah, this is one heckuva article! Nicely done, Ndeye. πŸ™Œ

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Ndeye Fatou Diop

Thanks a lot πŸ™β˜ΊοΈ

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Kyle O'Brien

I created my first react app! Its real dumb but its my real dumb app.

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Michael Tharrington

Haha! Hey, gotta start small right? πŸ˜€

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Oscar • Edited

I might have the opportunity to do a little bit of "freelancing" for a friend of a friend! I'm super excited! I've been brainstorming ideas for about 3 days straight now πŸ˜….

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Michael Tharrington

Oh heck yeah! That sounds fun. Hope the collab goes well. πŸ˜€

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Mohammed • Edited

Good luck!

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adriens

I released ollama library as a duckdb dataset on Kaggle:

... so it should help opensource AI.

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Ryan Brown

After four months of jumping through hoops, finally getting traction on my initiative for a central logging server for our custom apps to be deployed to our on-prem virtualisation environment. After first being told "No" without reason or even communication, through the In Cloud or never, (never mind we've not had experience with that kind of cloud deployment before), investigating and discovering all the ways it can't work in a cloud deployment, or if it can, the cost would be prohibitive, through the gatekeepers slowing becoming less dogmatic on their directives, to this week finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel of an acceptance of my well researched original proposal.
It's petty and unhelpful but oh boy do I want to shout "I TOLD YOU SO!"
But I won't. I'll whisper it. 🀫

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Michael Tharrington

Hahaha! Who doesn't know that feeling? Proving the haters wrong. Congrats Ryan! πŸ™Œ

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Amjad Abujamous

I read the ultimate guide to javascript localization by Phrase. It has helped me localize a web application for a client seamlessly.

Now localization is a problem of the past and I can confidently do it in my future projects.

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James 'Dante' Midzi

I bought a USB hub. Now I don't have to connect and disconnect things 😁😁😁

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Andrey S Kalmatskiy

I wrote a small announcement about an extraordinary programming language.
here: dev.to/karol11/argentum-programmin...
and it got hardly 25 views for a whole day.
I was depressed.
Then I posted it on a regional Russian website and got 6000 views in 1 hour.
It turns out, it was not all about my work, it's just how articles are prioritized here.
What a relive :-)

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