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Gracie Gregory (she/her) for The DEV Team

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What was your win this week?

Another week is coming to a close!

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:

  • Starting a new project
  • Landing a new job
  • Getting some exercise... or whatever else might spark joy ❀️

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Hip Hop Friday

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Bobby Iliev

My open source eBook on how to get started with Bash scripting got 1k stars on GirHub during the first week after its release πŸ™Œ

github.com/bobbyiliev/introduction...

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Jen Miller

congrats, that's pretty cool!

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Bobby Iliev

Thank you Jen!

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Maulik

Congratulations. It's a big achievement

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Bobby Iliev

Thank you! I appreciate that!

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Nasratullah Talash

Hey, nice work thanks.
Which software did you use for writing this ebook???
It is nice 😊

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Bobby Iliev

Thank you for the feedback! I used a PHP cli script called Ibis, it is opensource and you can use it to generate light and dark mode exports of your eBooks:

github.com/themsaid/ibis

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Alvaro Montoro

After 15 years in the technical side as a developer, I jumped into a management position.

It won't be the first time for me to lead a team, but it will be the first time I have direct reports in a "non-technical" position. Looking forward to the challenge and the new tasks.

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Elio Struyf

Good luck! Did a similar move this year, but I still miss most of the code part. Think that is why I started doing a lot more projects on the side to keep me busy and connected.

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Charanjit Chana

I do the same. Giving up development was always the downside but over the course of the past 5 years it happened organically and lead me to where I am.

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Alvaro Montoro

Thanks! I'm both excited and nervous. Any tips after you went through a similar process?

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Charanjit Chana

Did the same recently, with about the same amount of experience behind me! What a coincidence.

Good luck with the new challenge!

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Alvaro Montoro

Thanks! Congratulations and good luck to you too :)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Yay! Congrats to you!!

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Alvaro Montoro

Thank you! 😊

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Senja Jarva

Well done Alvaro! Huge congrats on the new position! πŸ₯‚

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Alvaro Montoro

Thanks!

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Maulik

I donated blood :) It made me happier and satisfied

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Deepak Vijay Agrawal • Edited on

I learnt and implemented that how to fetch an self created API in JS using 'async await'
and was able to display content of API on UI using react component.
It felt great because First time I was able to connect frontend with backend πŸš€πŸ§πŸ€—
Yay

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Adrian Bece

Got my first "Buy me a coffee" donation for my open-source Gatsby font loading plugin, alongside a very kind and supportive message!

github.com/codeAdrian/gatsby-omni-...

Gestures like that really make the whole effort worth it!

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Shivanthi Fernando • Edited on

I got my hacktoberfest 2020 badge and I'm really excited about it. This is my first badge in Dev and wanna collect more badges in near future.

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Senja Jarva

Me too! (Althoug it's my second badge, but it still feels so amazing! 🀩) I want to collect more badges too! πŸ₯³

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Shivanthi Fernando

Wow great 🀩

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Michelle Tan

Happy Friday! I got to know about Advent of Code this year and manage to solve 2 puzzles, moving on to the 3rd puzzle and more...

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Saloni Goyal

Yes its super cool. I also got to explore it after seeing Ben's post.

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Michelle Tan

Too cool, I wish I knew about this earlier. I love how the little puzzle story is unfolding as well!

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Kimberlee Johnson

Nice job, keep it up!

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Gautham Vijayan

Finally got my college email id from nitt.edu and applied for github student pack.
Once its approved I am gonna go balls deep into software development with react and testing with browserstack for absolutely free.

Browserstack is a superb product to use for testing our websites.

I am also going to get three domains for free with the pack.

Decided to create a gatsby blog also with the free domains.

Wanted to learn video editing so, I started to learn video editing this week with davinci pro and now I know a lot about the basics of video editing.

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cupOfCode

Hey that sounds awesome.
Might be worth looking into if your uni does student creative cloud licenses, I know premier pro is an amazing tool to have

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Nitya Narasimhan, Ph.D

I had two big wins this week if you look at it that way - both are labors of love and I learned (and will learn) a lot in the process which makes me happy!

First - we finally get to kick off a series of free online workshops on visual storytelling run by some creative community folks!! I am a long-time fan of sketchnoting and especially in 2020 I think it's key to have these outlets for self-care and introspection. In any case, I wrote about it here:
dev.to/azure/visualizeit-a-free-on...

Second - I launched a #100DaysOfCode effort to learn Kotlin and share my learning in public from basics to cloud integrations. And what really made me happy was discovering the mkdocs static site generator and its material-mkdocs theme and realizing that it was perfect for my needs. I just launched my kotlin.fyi site and hope to write about my mkdocs experience in a post very soon to share here.

It's a good day and I want to treasure this.

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Dana Ottaviani

I accepted a job offer! πŸŽ‰

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Thomas Bnt

Congrats ! β˜•πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Awesomeness! Congrats, Dana!

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P. Mergey

Yesterday, I finally achieved to release a first free version of a language localization pack for OpenCart that I had been working on for over a year...

😊

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Aleks Popovic

I got a new job as a React developer, I reached 10 000 total post views on dev.to and I gained over a 100 subscribers on my YouTube channel. Getting all the positive feedback really motivated me to continue working on my projects, writing and filming. It also gave me an oportunity to connect with a lot of amazing people from the community.

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Peter Witham

It's one of those 'Little things' weeks that made the difference.

  • Finally added podcast link to my site navigation, unforgivable that it took me this long.
  • Discovered how to add SwiftUI modifiers based on conditions.
  • Updated all software on all machines in the house.
  • Remembered to check Dev.to more often than I have been.
  • Fixed DNS resolution on some email problems.
  • Completed all 4 chapters in Diablo 3 season 22 :)

Now it's time to make some content over the weekend and share the love of knowledge with everyone.

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Vaibhav Dwivedi

I made my project, Learningin.tech, a fully open source resource. Everyone can now contribute to it and start diving into the world of open source.

Wrote about it here as well - dev.to/thevediwho/how-to-start-con...

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Furukawa Fukka

refactored my code... without breaking the test πŸ˜ƒ

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