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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 โ€” big or small ๐ŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Reaching a milestone in your career ... or whatever else might spark joy โค๏ธ

Congrats on your accomplishments this week!

Balloons that read "yay"

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Ben Halpern

The current iteration of the DEV home feed in our new a/b testing strategy is showing some really nice improvements. We're finally turning the corner on providing a more enriching and relevant feed.

This was experiment one which did not beat the current standard, but the new one likely will.

We're not treating this in any purely quantitative way, the main thing is that the feed be able to provide a quality, constructive experience and less click bait โ€” but honing in on better practices for objective measurement is a huge step forward, and I am very excited!

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InHuOfficial • Edited on

I have high hopes for this second version, weighting on comments should hopefully reveal the interesting articles / the ones where the author engages (although has any consideration been made about people who disable comments due to mental health etc? Just thought that now! To be fair I havenโ€™t seen how much weight has been added to comments so it might not matter!)

Either way mega excited for the results ๐Ÿ’ชโค๏ธ

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Ayu Adiati • Edited on

Public speaking is very much still my kryptonite ๐Ÿ˜…

But today, me and my friends on Fall Cohort 2021 shared our React project collaboration experiences at The Collab Lab to the Virtual Coffee community! ๐Ÿ’™

youtu.be/BtJTeGuUKTM

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

This is so amazing. Love to see it, Ayu.

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Ayu Adiati

Thank you so much, Gracie! ๐Ÿ˜„

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InHuOfficial

Just put yourself out there, if your speaking is anything like your writing you will soon be great at it! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช

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Ayu Adiati

Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
I definitely still need to practice more on speaking ๐Ÿ˜„

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Nick | React tinkerer โš›๏ธ

My ultimate win this week was being one of the top 7 authors in the first week of 2022!

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InHuOfficial

Congratulations! ๐ŸŽ‰

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Nick | React tinkerer โš›๏ธ

Thanks a lot!
Let me take the opportunity to say that you're such a great author. The article about your writing stats for 2021 and plans for the next two years is so inspiring! Thanks for high-quality and useful content! ๐Ÿ™

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InHuOfficial

Wow, thanks so much! Letโ€™s both knock it out of the park this year ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Nick | React tinkerer โš›๏ธ

Yeah, letโ€™s rock!

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Valeria

I've finally found the time and published 3 (!) articles from my beginner-friendly zero-to-hero series "Building a Social Network" this week ! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Here's the latest one:

I'm very excited about this project and hope it'll help someone learn full-stack development from drawing a sketch to deploying an enterprise-grade product to the cloud:-)

Here's a sneak peak to how it might look like in the end:
Animated prototype

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InHuOfficial

What an awesome project and series, who knows you might be building the next Twitter or Facebook! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Valeria

Thank you :-)
I'll take it as a compliment, though the intention really is to encourage niched (and therefore distributed) communities. For me this project is more about knowledge sharing and creating a generic solution me or someone else can reuse in the future personal or commercial projects

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InHuOfficial

Try again then, "who knows you might build the next Forem!" ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคฃ

Sounds interesting ๐Ÿ‘

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Valeria

Why would I do it if Forem is open source? ๐Ÿค“
You know I'm still haunting you for the hex table, right? ๐Ÿคช

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InHuOfficial • Edited on

Why would I do it if Forem is open source? ๐Ÿค“

  • Because not everything has to be open source
  • Because Forem is only one way of solving the problem of bringing niche communities together and giving them a platform
  • Because it gives you loads of things to write about
  • Because you can monetise it
  • Because you could build it in a different language for people who don't know rails
  • Because I need somewhere else to showcase my useless lookup tables ๐Ÿคฃ

I could go on (as you well know lol!)

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Andy Piper

I started the year out well on publishing more content on DEV (and elsewhere), I was pretty happy with that - now I want to keep up some momentum! I also learned a number of things. The overall win was getting through that "first week of the year" hump, though :-)

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InHuOfficial

You can do it! ๐Ÿ’ช

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Manu

Redesigned my personal website! manuthecoder.ml/

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Posandu ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

I see you used material.tronic247.com/ :D

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Manu • Edited on

yeah i checked it out from the message you sent me a few months ago lol

I made a similar framework: matifycss.manuthecoder.repl.co/doc...

credits to you for the ripple thingy

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Posandu ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Wow, nice

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InHuOfficial

Looks good! Just a heads up the menu drops onto 2 lines on iPhone when you scroll. Good luck with the site, hope it does well! ๐Ÿ’ช

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Manu

Thanks for letting me know :)

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yactouat

My week's main accomplishments were that I managed to:

  • deploy a Kubernetes worker that runs a Symfony Console app' indefinitely (I knew more or less nothing about Symfony Console apps and Kube workers)
  • implement pull Pub/Sub messages from a completely unknown API that I had to write code in

I finished my week with troubles de serializing Pub/Sub data payloads with PHP and I did not solve that one so I was quite frustrated, but your post reminded me that I did move forwards and for that I thank you ;)

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InHuOfficial

Take a break from it, you will come up with a solution when you least expect it! ๐Ÿ’ช

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yactouat

so true ! thx ! and have a great week-end

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nftcryptomix

Because I am new to coding my big win this week was understanding div's specifically classes and id's and how they connect to css . # I am so amazed on how quickly I am picking it all up but have had the hick up here and there but that win was huge for me :):):).

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InHuOfficial

Keep going, you will be building amazing stuff in no time! ๐Ÿ’ช

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nftcryptomix

Thanks

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Atharva Shirdhankar • Edited on

Started contributing to Android base Open Source projects this year which I wanted do to since last year ๐Ÿš€.
Also created my first issue on GitHub for Devto Android app.
I m so happy to contribute forem as an Aspiring Android Dev.

github.com/forem/DEV-Android/issue...

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Gourav Singh Rawat

Participated in Hackathon and submitted there. Was a win for a beginner.

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InHuOfficial

Amazing stuff, keep contributing, it will all come back to you times ten! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Atul Prajapati

Nothing special but I have enjoyed my day :)

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Bilal

I posted my first ever tutorial on this site yesterday!

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InHuOfficial • Edited on

Great stuff! You can link to your articles on DEV using

{% post then the full URL and close it with %}. Then you get a card like thisโ€ฆ

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George Johnson

Packing my daughter back off to college after Xmas so I can get some peace and quiet to get back to coding again! Ha ha!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Lol!

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Damini Jain

I published my first ever article yesterday!

dev.to/jaindamini1111/sampling-bia...