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What was your win this week?

Hey there!

Looking back on this past week, what was something you were proud of accomplishing?

All wins count — big or small 🎉

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Trying out a new recipe ... or whatever else might spark joy ❤️

Congrats on all you've accomplished this past week!

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Muhammad Ahmad
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Parker Waiters

Congrats!

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Ali

I really loved your site. Great work.

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Waylon Walker

Looking good!

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yactouat

man this is a terrific site, I really like the "tick" sound when putting dark mode on ;)

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zaeem99

congrats

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yactouat

I managed to issue a good amount of work while spending time with my family at a family gathering without yelling at everyone because they always talk to me and distract me while I code 😠

This time I stayed cool, I managed to give really productive bursts of focus to my work (did not take a holiday) while family members were doing something else and I actually stepped away from my keyboard a few times to spend some quality time with them 👪

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Ben Halpern

Sounds like a pretty darn good week

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yactouat

yes it was ! realizing that work will always be there anyway and that one should always be able to step back from it from times to times is indeed a win :)

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Ben Halpern

Absolutely. For me this week had some similar wins because I really made it clear to myself what I needed to get done, and then when I got it done ahead of schedule, I was able to take a breather. Without making it clear what I was even really trying to do, it's hard to feel like you can take a breather.

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yactouat

soooo true, it's so easy to get lost in a web of todos for how we would ideally achieve something instead of stating clear actionable and reasonable goals

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Michael Andreuzza

congrats! That's a great point to get to. 💪💪

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Ben Halpern

I changed the way I plan out my week and it made for a very productive and sustainable week for me.

It's just one week, if my system really keeps working well I'll definitely make a #productivity post about it.

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Tony DeFusco

I think sharing your #productivity post is a good idea. It could be very enlightening and inspiring to others.

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Michael Maitoza

I actually opened up my laptop this week several times. Sounds dumb but I've been in a slump.

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Let's Code

reached 500+ video subscribers at youtube after a year of work. Slow but very happy with it. here is my channel if interested - youtube.com/channel/UCFIwa5Eqf4kN1...

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Soroosh Mirzasarvari

Just subscribed! keep up the good work!

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Let's Code

thank you so much! you just made my day

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Soroosh Mirzasarvari

I'd love to connect with you on linkedin or other social media platforms

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Let's Code

here is my linkedin - linkedin.com/in/angelo-miranda-000

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Soroosh Mirzasarvari

I learned about the importance of network in my career. As a junior developer, people at my age might overlook the importance of personal branding and network in their career. This past week was a really deep journey for me to understand the importance of these factors and that's actually the reason I joined this community looking for mentorship and interaction with brilliant people

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Raunak Ramakrishnan

Built a P2P multi-party video chat application from first principles using websockets and vanilla Javascript (approx 300 lines of node + 500 lines of JS in frontend )

Was able to convince a few people at work to use it as a replacement for Google Meet. Still needs a lot of work to be usable across all browsers and mobile devices.

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Carlarjenkins

Completing my first session of CISSP exam prep.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Awesome stuff!

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Carlarjenkins

Thank you!

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Tyler Smith

I got Phoenix, Nuxt.js, Postgres and Caddy all running in containers and talking to each other. I applied for a job that built their apps on Phoenix and Nuxt, so I wanted to try playing with them. I didn't get the job, but I had never used Elixir, Phoenix or Nuxt before, so I consider that a win!

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Arya Narayan Tiwari

I built a whatsapp chatbot with python for sending my friends the link to join online classes based on what day it is.

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MiguelMJ

My win this week is that I returned!
I got hired last october and I've been far from my usual dev communities (github, dev.to, stackoverflow) because I didn't have much time... But now I'm slowly picking them up again. I think it will pass some time until I write a post again, but at least I answered some issues and PRs in Candle, started answering again in SO and commenting here.
I don't want my job to take all my dev energy, so this makes me happy :)

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Farshan Ahamed

I posted a small article (Lost in comfort zone) on LinkedIn this week. It is about how I faced the struggle of comfort zone. I'm happy I wrote this.

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Tony DeFusco

Every time I was assigned to do new things, I had this fear inside me. The fear of getting thrown out of my comfort zone and underestimating my capabilities.

Good article. I could relate.

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Farshan Ahamed

Thank you. I hope things go well for you. One good thing was, at the end I felt happy because the things I have acheived were more than I expected.

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Tony DeFusco • Edited on

Looking back on this past week, what was something you were proud of accomplishing?

Recently I came to realize that Jotto 2020, a game which I created 14 months ago for a software hackathon contest, had the potential to become a world-wide pop culture phenomenon.
A 5-letter game of Jotto 2020

As a contest submission, the game finished poorly in the standings. As a form of leisure, the game was received well by "word-nerds" like myself, but it never really captured the imagination of anyone. Pride was not something I was feeling then.

Today in 2022, I can look back to that time with a semblance of pride. Perhaps my creation was not merely a quaint, esoteric little puzzle game. Perhaps it was actually something special after all.

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AK Adapa

@tonedef71 you should definitely feel proud. You were very creative and followed through with many aspects of this game. It sure was not merely a quaint, esoteric little puzzle game. With the latest (Jan 31, 2022) NYTimes story of them acquiring Wordle, you should continue with your creative efforts. Good luck!

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Phil Suggars

Found out how to pass env variables to react (spent a long time trying to resolve this and guess what you just have to prefix them with REACT_APP_ to show up). Plus worked out how to host stuff on Okteto via a docker-compose.yml

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Gourav Singh Rawat

Not the best portfolio out there but yes I tried to make some vital commits this week.
seek4samurai.vercel.app/

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1punchkim • Edited on

Cheers on the updates ! It's quite animated but I can see the direction you're going for. Your blog article on shit coding gave me a good laugh 😂

My 2 cents is that you should look into connecting a domain name and submitting it on Google ! Get that SEO juice 🧃

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Kingsley Odibendi

Nice...you haven’t learnt JavaScript yet I guess?

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Gourav Singh Rawat

No I've learnt it, how would I work on react without JS. By the way, Why would you think that though, did I made a mistake.

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TheAwesomeGuy47

I just started a project. For those Linux nerds out there (like me), I use Arch, btw. The Arch User Repository (AUR) is a place where Arch Linux users can get packages that aren't on the package manager or other places i.e Spotify. At the moment, the best tool to get these packages (in my opinion) is Yay, but it is a heavy project written in Go. It is quite slow. So I am making my own Yay, but in shell script (bash).

Introducing... raurt!
Random Arch User Repository Tool
The project is being hosted on GitLab, but I haven't made any changes or even properly started it yet. Stay tuned to see what I do with it!

gitlab.com/TheAwesomeGuy47/raurt

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Manu

Created a new app, Visionly! (Currently in pre-release)
Create Gantt charts and plan your projects for free

visionly.manuthecoder.repl.co/

Let me know if you find any errors

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Wing-Kam WONG • Edited on

After solving more than 1K problems on LeetCode, I decided to contribute back to the community by writing detailed solutions and tutorials.

GitHub logo wingkwong / leetcode-the-hard-way

LeetCode The Hard Way - From Absolute Beginner to Quitter

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Dhairya Shah
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abdufattoh1205

learn how to think mentally

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Siddharth

Published an npm module – possibly the smallest argument parser in Node.js to date: nanoparse

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Kingsley Odibendi • Edited on

Completed project 3( landing page) on responsive web design on FCC

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Pedro Massango

I was so productive at work (I'm a Mobile Engineer)

The team shipped the first app build to the client 🥳

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Waylon Walker

I just published the ssg that builds my personal site to pypi!!!

pypi.org/project/markata/

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Brian H. Hough

I finally reached 300+ subs on my YouTube channel and reached 1k on Tik Tok 🤩🙌 Https://youtube.com/BrianHHough

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Bellatrix

I am on the way to complete my nanodegree🤩🤩
And doing absolutely well in my academics

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Ehis Edemakhiota • Edited on

Got more than 15 likes and 3 follows from my article.
🚤🚤🚤