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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 — what was something you're proud of?

All wins count — big or small 🎉

Examples of "wins" include:

  • Learning something new
  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy 😄


The DEV Team

The team behind this very platform. 😄


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I've obtained a new job :) I will be able to code with React and NodeJS full time with a developer senior as a mentor 😊 while moving in a beautiful city


Lucky duck 🦆! Wishing you all the best in your new role. Kudos❤️


That pig gif is just great and sooo weird!!! I can't stop watching it XD XD XD
Thanks a lot


Wow! The week is already over 😃 This was a quiet week with most of my time spent taking care of my son.
But still I was able to find time to pen down two articles with 1K+ views :-)
Plus gained like 100+ new followers on Dev platform. Looks like I'm doing something right, but, more importantly I'm enjoying at the moment.
Hope yours went alright and have a nice weekend!!!


Congress man!
Two articles with 1K+ views are awesome!
I like code and making something in github repo, but I'm not good at writing article 😅


Thank you! For each their own... Some people enjoy writing, some folks enjoying vlogging. I think it's important to enjoy the journey. The numbers will take care of themselves.

I see, thank you tell me your thought!


Yay!!! Glad you are enjoying your experience here. That's the whole idea! Have a great weekend @skaytech


Programming-wise my week has been pretty uneventful but I've made a fantastic tomato sauce last Wednesday.

Lots of garlic, onion, canned tomatoes lightly blended with a hand mixer. Easily my best one so far. I ate it with spaghetti 😄


Oooh nice. Have you checked out this super simple (and kinda famous) tomato sauce recipe from NYT? I can attest to how good it is, which makes no sense given how few ingredients there are. cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/101517...


Never seen it before, looks surprisingly minimalistic.

I'll definitely give it a try next time, thanks!

Here's one I do:

  1. Put the pasta water on to boil, with salt
  2. roughly chop and a handful of cherry tomatoes
  3. mince (think 1-2mm chunks) 2 cloves of garlic, 1 or 2 mushrooms, same amount of shallot (or onion)
  4. heat a 28-30cm frying pan and add a good gulp of oil
  5. put the pasta in the water (to get the right amount, fill a bowl with dried pasta and then put about 20% of it back in the cupboard)
  6. put the tomatoes in the frying pan and saute for 3-4 minutes
  7. add the mushroom, garlic and shallots and keep going for 1 minute
  8. add enough passata to easily cover the bottom of your pan to a little more than "omelette" depth
  9. add a couple of drops of worcester sauce
  10. keep stirring it and add a good pinch of dried parsley, basil, salt and black pepper
  11. add about half a handful of grated cheddar, and mix it in until it gets nice and thick

That makes enough for one person. It's delish.

Damn, it's early morning around here and you got me craving for cheesy-mushroomy pasta.


I visited the office for the very first time since mid-March (my team decided to do it on the same day) and that was a bit weird experience - almost empty silent office. I felt like I either arrived too early or too late :)

But anyway, it was great to meet colleagues in real life after 4 months of remote work, that was very cool.


Awesome. I'm jealous! I am definitely missing those opportunities to meet up for coffee with my network, or meet up with colleagues IRL (even if just occasionally)


Meeting some awesome junior devs here and on LinkedIn (I really wish I'd taken advantage of DEV Community sooner), and connecting with some great individuals who share my ambition for educating them (and one who not only wants to do it for free, but get laptops to those who can't afford them).

And fleshing out some SaaS product ideas.


Oh, wow! That's awesome, especially about the laptops. Such an important access gap to fill.


Speaking of which, anyone who knows Raspberry Pi clustering and would be interested in such a project, please reach out to me.


That's fortunate!
You hiring on DEV for your start up?


Unfortunately not at the moment. If the SaaS stuff takes off, then hopefully so.

Sure, Good Luck Bro!


I had to do a lot of copy-pasting as I developed APIs with swagger-ui-express. It was getting frustrating and I was wasting a lot of time clicking around. So I wrote a we-bextension that acts as a persistent clipboard with multiple items and quick action shortcuts. I just released it for Firefox yesterday. You can find it here. Suggestions and feedback is welcome.


Consistently posting articles every day to dev.to for a whole week.


To implement Mobx for our product-team/admin panel for a big analytics table for all the video conferencing events, which integrates data coming from MySQL as well as Firebase connections.

Now that I have firebase connections being made per each row, I have run into another problem to provide all that updated data to a Download CSV button (which is an array of event details plus the firebase data for those events). The big win is I was able to optimize but next big worry is if I update this same array ( even in mobx store) how to avoid additional re-render!!!


Started learning React native. I was really struggling to generate an APK file for a test app I built, because I didnt want to use expo's build service. Was finally able to generate the apk using Jenkins on my own instance on AWS. Feeling accomplished ha ha..


Getting goodies from daily.dev as I provided them with feedback:

And then publishing my first guest post on their blog and here on DEV:


As I am completely new to web development, fixing a CORS was my win of the week!!! :) :)

And I'm new to this platform as well. Probably, my first comment.

Glad to be here!! Looking forward for great learning!!! :) :)


I had the pleasure of being asked to record a chat with CSS Masters about my 100 days project and my work with web accessibility 😁 I'd never done anything like it before but I'm hoping I'll have the opportunity to do more in the future!


I published my first Kata on Codewars!


I finally released my podcasting book


Learning Vim and Tmux 🔥🔥. I used to be a big vscode fan but things started to get really slow and laggy when managing medium or big size projects . Then i got introduced to vim and I fell in love with it. Customizable, fast, very very lightweight , super powers like macros, keybinds .Vim is ❤️


This week if would have to be a toss up between giving my first virtual talk in a studio - amazing experience! (hats off to the organisers for making that possible and Covid safe) or getting a proof of concept app ready for my team in a couple of hours whilst dealing the hangover from a mega migraine. Getting that out of the way made it possible for me to start the weekend with less stress and allowed my team to continue without me 🤩


Its been a fairly quiet week programming wise apart from starting a new article. I did however manage to catch up with a few people I haven't spoken to in a while and started a new book, Platos Republic.


I had a chill week with most of the time spent on practising coding interview questions as I am preparing for internships. Hope I get it soon! However this week I had to interview some juniors in my college for selecting them in a student chapter of which I am a part. I think that was fun!


I made myself fully happy and a healthy mental state...
Played a lot of games and launched several version of Dev-Blogs Generator
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Ive started to re-make the Standard implementation of my programming language, cup because the old version was Very slow


Learned about the erase-remove pattern when using C++ STL


We signed a gigantic contract at work with ml and iot and webdev which is awesome.
Also created this cool one line


I made React Testing library & React DnD testing example because I had no idea how to testing React DnD drag and drop by React Testing Library before!

Chessboard ♘ Demo

Testing Code

I'm glad if strong RTL user such as mastering
course giving feedback!


Finally got to generate my first GraalVM native image from a Java jar package. Unfortunately, it's performance is still not quite as good as the JIT compiler's version, but we'll get there!


Got a Kong API Gateway up in production with JWT and rate limit plugins turned on!


Had, a student organization interview for college on react, went well. Played around with react's useContext and useReducer hook.


This week I finished creating bargs - github.com/unfor19/bargs

This project helps developers providing command line arguments to their Bash scripts. I feel a big relief now, since I'm going to use it a lot :)

Hope you all had a great week


Bought a Bordeaux wine bottle @ 50% off price!


One of our applications kept timing out because a stored procedure on the database took ~5.5 seconds to run each time the user saved. I rewrote it and now it takes ~0.15 seconds to run!


Finally managed to finish a blog post that I've been planning for months on learning functional programming!


Learnt how to tunnel via SSH into aws instances to connect mongo and elastic search. Did it via NestJs. Never thought could do it.

Thinking of writing an article about it.


✅ Completed Flutter Bootcamp.
✅ Started New Challenge.
✅ Had joined Dev.to Community
✅ Learning how to write an article.

Overall: Productive Week 🥳


I started creating some HTML templates for VanillaJS, ReactJS, VueJS and Angular here

It's really fun and It's a good exercise to learn more about design


Started my blog using Gatsby and deployed to my domain using Netlify :D now I need to focus on customizations and creating content


Wrote a simple HTTP server for my new Android app, NOMone Desktop. Turns out, this is fairly simple, and extremely rewarding.


I FINISHED GRAD SCHOOL!!! 🤯 I have no idea what I'm going to do with all my free evenings and weekends now that I don't need to spend every free moment on schoolwork...


Learned React and built my first reactjs all


I was able to understand Logarithmic time complexity at a deeper level this week.

Prepping for an interview for those who are curious.


I created functional API methods for the first time. Pretty neat to finally watch something move through that breakpoint without stopping. Haha.


I adopted a dog this week! This has been a long time goal I told myself I would fulfill when I became a steadily employed software developer. :)


I had the same promise to myself if I got the job I have now at DEV! Still haven't gotten a pup yet, though! Congrats :) :) :)


Learned how to integrate angular front end with my flask application (using flask-security and flask-cors).

Those headers were challenging :D


I turned in my final project for my JavaScript class! I little Animal Crossing critterpedia.


I learned a ton and I'm using the momentum to focus and learn how to use VueJs


I've started a JS Bootcamp looking to learn some new things and level up my skills and play with a few frameworks.


Started learning Angular for my new position 💪🏻


I finished my side project! I wanted to create something that utilized APIs and SVG so I could learn them and have more solid knowledge.