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What was your win this week?

Michael Tharrington on March 08, 2024

Heyo! πŸ‘‹ Hope you all have had another wonderful, successful week! Looking back on this past week, what was something you were proud of accomplish...
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SalladShooter | Owner of phyal

My win was getting some major updates done on my Python Web Framework: PHYAL done and getting a lot of progress done on my guide I am writing for making python frameworks (as there is little to no guidance online).

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Dumebi Okolo

This is so cool. Wow.

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Athreya aka Maneshwar

Set up a new Azure VM and deployed my React Application using Docker Gitlab. Set up the CI CD. Figured out how to deploy the build directory, so the docker image was reduced from 1 GB to 63 MB.

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Matt Ellen

I decided to try rust today.
I got through the guessing game tutorial, and even augmented it a bit.
I like the integration with emacs that it has, very surprised how good it is (although cargo run doesn't work with stdin).

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Monty Harper

I have finally squashed a bug that's been bugging me for weeks. The text in my marquee view should scroll smoothly, but no, every second there's a little hiccup. At first I thought the parent view was re-constituting the marquee every second (because it was) and that was causing the lurching, but no, I got the view to persist and it still refused to scroll smoothly. Finally I figured out it's a thread thing; I was blocking the main thread with a lot of calculations every second. So I sent the calculations off to a background thread, but then my background view lagged visually behind the drag gesture that zooms it in and out. So I had to change the way I presented the background view. Instead of calculating a new gradient every time the background moves, I made one big gradient and did other (more difficult to conceptualize, but easier to implement) calculations required to show only the right part at the right size in the right location at any given moment. Now my background is light and responsive and the Marquee text scrolls without a hitch - except when there are a lot of events on the screen. So that's what I'm looking into next, but at least I feel like I'm understanding where the problem lies and I keep finding ways to improve it.

That was way more than anyone wanted to know, I'm sure, so to summarize...
I mostly fixed a persistent glitch.

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Mohammed

This is the subtle bug of nightmares for me. Good job!

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Juan Linero

I was applying for a job and did not know anything about microservices, I learnt everything (theory only) related to it in around 3 days and could answer everything the interviewer asked me to... Even though I believe I did not get the job, now I know microservices from top to bottom.

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Federico Navarrete

I published my first plugin for OutSystems (it will be approved soon). All previous plugins that wrapped OpenAI APIs were broken:
outsystems.com/forge/component-ove...

The main reason was that the chat/composition endpoint was not implemented. I also brought it as an Open Source wrapper so we can keep it alive and updated:
github.com/FANMixco/openai-outsyst...

I hope we will see one for LangChain soon. Also, my second success was that my article for building green websites reached over 1000 views here!
dev.to/fanmixco/can-you-make-your-...

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Paras πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ

My win was completing system design book.
Also completed writing a post on Caching for beginners. I also learned a lot about other things while reading about system design. I plan to share that in future on dev.to. :)

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Dumebi Okolo

I got around to finally publishing this article after a long break.

I got accepted into a writers' program!

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Michael Tharrington

I got some new plants hung up in my office. 🌱

A picture of the corner wall in my office. You can see three hanging plants β€” sorry, but I've forgotten the names of them. The plants are hanging at various heights and off to the side below them, you can see my cat yawning while sitting on her kitty tower. She is an all-black cat and there's a painting hanging beside her that shows a similar looking cat β€” just the top of the cat's face β€” that is also black. The print is called Curiosity by Jon Bertelli.

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GrimKillingbeck
  • I came back to Dev.to and made my second post
  • I finally started my 30 Days Lost In Space Project. I'm already learning so much about circuitry
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Carlarjenkins

Even I am a day late, attending and working on the Friday 8-hr MS Power Platform App in A Day workshop is a win.

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Fatemeh Paghar

handling pressure to fix bugs in online project.

Working as a programmer can sometimes feel tough due to tight deadlines and complex coding tasks.

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Mohammed • Edited

My win, was setting up a UI for my game engine editor and integrating the game's framebuffer into the editor preview and being able to tweak values as scripts are running and pause/unpause on demand. Wow that's a run on sentence.

Look out Unity. ;)

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The last pic is actually a Java port of lodev.org/cgtutor/raycasting.html

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Ben Halpern

COOL

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Dumebi Okolo

Wooop! Woooop!! Way to go!

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Matt Eland

I got a random opportunity to write a chapter of an upcoming book in the new Game AI Uncovered anthology. I've learned so much from other game AI anthologies over the years that it's great to be able to contribute a chapter / article.

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M Ahmad

Testing Comment

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Michael Tharrington

Haha, it's working!

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M Ahmad

Ahh!
Sorry, I'm just testing the comment system for implementing on my project!