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What was your win this week?

graciegregory profile image Gracie Gregory (she/her) ・1 min read


Looking back on your week β€” what was something you're proud of?

All wins count β€” big or small πŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Getting a promotion!
  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy πŸ˜„

Happy Friday! I hope you have as good a time this weekend as Tommy Wiseau is having here:

Tommy Wishes you a Happy Friday

The DEV Team

The team behind this very platform. πŸ˜„


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I've been on the job hunt for a few months. This week I accepted an offer for a full time role on a team I am really excited aboutπŸ˜‰ πŸŽ‰


Congratulations Christina, I'm also looking for jobs/freelance work right now. 🀞


My greatest win of the week is starting my journey into this dev world! It is the most excited I've been about a career-changing decision. It is the first time ever that I've written a blog and the first time putting myself out there . . . and it feels good! Thanks so much to the Dev team for allowing me to use your platform to share my progress!


Best of luck! Use us here if we can help with anything!


Thank you! I appreciate all the help I can get!


CONGRATS, Lynne! Your cousin, @chrisoncode 's tweet welcoming you to the platform was so great, too. DEV is all about supporting programmers along their journey and encouraging shared-learning β€” but it certainly doesn't hurt to have a supportive FAMILY too :)


My talk "Deep dive into Elixir" for ElixirConf was accepted! It's the first time I'll be speaking at a conference. So definitely excited also very nervous! Any speaking tips would be greatly appreciated!


Yay! That's so cool! I believe I remember you saying on social media that the most recent CodeLand was the first conference you attended, right? Or am I totally imagining that?


Great memory! I've been to other conferences, but this was the first distributed conference I've attended. I wasn't sure what to expect, but so happy that I went. I know Elixir Conf is also going to be remote, so hope it has the same community feels.

Ah ok, gotcha! The differences and similarities between IRL and distributed conferences sure are interesting. We're happy you attended also! Hope to read your thoughts on speaking at Elixir Conf here on DEV :)

I'll definitely write a blog post! Thanks for the encouragement.


Congrats. Remember you're talking a bunch of people like yourself who will be interested to know what you have to say! Best of luck!


I submitted my first image to the DigitalOcean Marketplace and it got accepted! You can now create Laravel Droplets with 1-Click!


Nice! I already used it actually :D


That's awesome! Happy to hear that you've already tested it.

I've submitted a new version with a small fix but let me know if you notice any problems in the meantime!


I just got 129 hearts on one single comment! Thanks to this awesome community!! ❀️


πŸŽ‰ Looks like it got you a beloved comment badge, if you didn't already have it.


I already had that badge, but never that much positive feedback for a comment πŸ˜‡


Received my first ReactJS and JavaScript badge award from @devteam for my recent blog post
It inspires me to write more blog posts ✍️ and share my knowledge.
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πŸ‘ Fantastic work, those are some hot badges to collect!


I reached 10000 views mark on Dev.to & It's awesome 🀩

I'm so glad to be part of so much supportive and inspiring community πŸ’š


In the end I wrote


Show off what you've built!
post about my first ever experience with creating and publishing npm package

I made a simple URL Shortener with NodeJS and ReactJS, I enjoyed building it a lot! Here's the link, by the way: Shmag.


My win this week I have shared on Indie hacker for my project building Eleventy Themes. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


I was planning to release this flask boilerplate since a very long time and now it is live. Finally, got the motivation to write about it this week πŸŽ‰

Feels good to have contributed to opensource community πŸ˜‰ ❀️


I gave constructive criticism of the latest episode of a podcast I listen to (it was on a subject I've focused on pretty intently for the last year+) which, in hindsight, could have been taken much differently (text is dry, especially since my email was a freaking Tolstoy novel).

Instead, one of the hosts emailed me back thanking me, admitted that they were in a rush and winged it without show notes, said I'd be getting a shout-out in the next episode, and asked if I'd like to be a guest doing another episode on the subject!


I started to earnestly dive into NES game development (in assembly)! I've been reading, taking notes, and working on recreating the game Pong!

I also reduced my time on Twitter and IG last week, and have been steadily replacing that time with books πŸ“š


I just finished my Bachelors Degree, and my senior project was building an NES game! It is really fun, and I'm not quite finished with my game. How are you finding Assembly? My background is primarily web development, so it was a pretty huge (and challenging) departure for me.


I really like it, tbh! I think it's cool to talk almost directly to the computer. Assembly is a lot different than what I'm used to as well (LISP languages); it's challenging for sure, so I'm just taking it one step at a time. The community is welcoming, and the content they produce is so unique: their passion is really infectious and it pushes me to keep going πŸ˜ƒ


I merged my first Pull Request that was not by me since long.
Plus it uncovered a few issues,
all thanks to the user that answered my post asking for help. I hope there'll be others!

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Also I added locations to my (rudimentary) litterate system.

GitHub logo fennecdjay / mdr

MDR, the markdown runner

MDR, a markdown runner

Linux MacOs Windows Line Count

mdr is a small program and markup designed to facilitate documentation and testing.


I started it to ease Gwion's devellopment but it is not tied in any way to this project.

Let' walktrough... πŸ˜„

Hello World

let's write our first litterate progam.

Define program structure


@[[ Includes ]]
int main(int argc, char** argv) {
  @[[ Print ]]

Add Headers

As we need the puts function, we need stdio headers.


#include <stdio.h&gt

Print function


puts("Hello, World!");


let's compile hello_world.c.

exec: cc hello_world.c -o hello_world

Yes, there should be no output, and that good news.


Let's look at hello_world.c

exec: cat hello_world.c

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char** argv) {
  puts("Hello, World!");

That's the content of the source file we generated (and compiled).


Then we run it

exec: ./hello_world

Hello, World!

Do we read Hello…

EDIT: I keep forgetting I can use liquid tags in dev.


I demoed something at work about our team using Java Completable Futures and @Async to order health insurance cards for members in a non blocking fashion. I also went over how to test these non blocking calls by using Awaitility.


I finally got a big feature I've been working on for weeks working in prod!


Finally started a new job, lost my previous due to liquidation. Initially, I was a bit anxious as this is a much environment that startup, but all people were very welcoming. Probably my most significant win this week was to survive the number of meetings I had to attend or organise and even figure out a small problem with Docker.
Next week I have even more meetings so I am chilling this weekend as much as I can.
Good luck to anyone there, it is a tough time but keep your hopes up and keep applying and learning in your spare time. Don't forget to rest regularly and take care of your brain, as well, by taking regular walks.


Ummm....! I published an article about Esolangs . It as something I was working on for some weeks.πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
Also, I recently got started with git. I hope to continue with it.


Had this week off from work. I imagined I’d want to sleep and watch tv and movies but what I really wanted to do was something I couldn’t regularly make time for: online learning!

I started working on FCC’s APIs and Microservices certificate and started a React project I’m excited about.


Due to this Corona thing I was not getting enough clients or projects but finally I got a new client and started a new project of an E-commerce website. This is my biggest project in my freelancing career.


I watched the movie Captain Fantastic and it made me disengaged even more with the capitalist ideas of labour. Even the week is an economic construct organized around the idea that in order to have 2 days of rest you need to sell your soul for 5.

I also completed reading Fernando Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet, continued reading from The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, and started reading/listening to Watership Down together with my 8 year old.

Oh and I wrote this:


I adored this movie. Really moving and honestly made me think a lot about how I want to raise my kids one day β€” maybe not exactly like Vigo did in this movie, but I definitely want to borrow certain aspects if I ever decide to have kids.


Started a new habit of reading Atleast one chapter of a book each day! πŸ“–
Really feels sense of accomplishment after completing πŸ“š


Finally i have launched on Postlify api request builder. It is built with React and Redux. It is alternative for Post(WO)Man.



I've been wanting to work at Google. In Jan 2020, I tried applying for the fifth time, and after COVID-19 hits, I tot that this is not going to be the year but low and behold! I got the offer and accepted it! I am starting my role in Google on 31st Aug! Dream came true! I wrote more about it in this post: dev.to/lawrey/i-m-offered-a-job-in...


I started to clean a abandoned skate park for that everyone can skate in there, also I started to get down more very cool skate tricks, I finished a repo with a little BashScript to improve the Termux app, I started a telegram channel in which I share BashScript hints and useful snippets of code, I recycled trash and with that started to make a very cool project using trash and Arduino, and today I bathe early πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ and almost I forget I become this week in lacto vegetarian, I have like 4 days without eat meat


I finally wrote my first post on DEV. It's going to be the first of many 🀞



Contribute to first opensource project and making my first pull request


This week I had brief success on my first yoga arm balance pose.

I'm really not into becoming super buff but is great to see some improvement on my upper body strength πŸ˜„


Finding a fix to a long-running issue at the very end of Friday. Rewarded myself with a beer.


This week I discovered how cool is the Dev community! I feel like there are so many things to learn from you all πŸ˜‡


I got accepted for a devops position in the space industry :-)


I setup my 2nd monitor and feels so gooooood πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


I made a weather app with React and Typescript
Here is the Live Demo

GitHub logo esnz / reactweather

Weather App built with React


Weather App built with React. Live Demo

Tech Stack

React, Typescript, Redux, StyledComponents

Getting Started

First you need an API key from OpenWeatherMap, you can get one by creating an account on their website. After you got your API key, create a .env file at root directory, copy the line below to the file and replace YOUR_KEY with your OpenWeatherMap API Key.


Finally clone this repository, install dependencies and run the local server

git clone https://github.com/esnz/reactweather.git
cd reactweather
npm install
npm start


OpenWeatherMap (Weather data API)

Teleport Public APIs (Place suggestion API)

Icons8.com (Weather icons)


I finished my first take-home project and finished on time this week.


I completed a full stack eCommerce website using MERN stack from scratch and i feel good about it.


Getting back into Flutter development and launched Built with Flutter to let app devs showcase their creations


I had a week off work this week, and I spent it diving back into Swift, starting to write a mac app that I may or may not ever finish, but I've really enjoyed myself.


Implemented DNS verification feature on a project


I finished the #100DaysOfCode challenge!!!


Two appraisals done for my team (still a fair few to go!!)

Two big workshops completed to strategise some Azure cloud migrations

A ton of pipelines work for true DevOps practice



I write my first Website with Flexbox


First week as a front-end developer working full-time using Doom Emacs.