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What was your win this week?

graciegregory profile image Gracie Gregory (she/her) ・1 min read

Hey there!

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
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Doing some mindfulness exercises ... or whatever else might spark joy ❀️

Happy Weekend!

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Anthony Bouvier

More a win for the past few weeks, but finally started blogging at my site thebouv.com and doing some cross-posting on LinkedIn and here on Dev.to.

20+ years in this industry; figured I can do some writing now. :D

dev.to/thebouv/building-my-static-...
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thebouv.com/

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

sounds good! A lot of experience to share 😊 keep it up!

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Anthony Bouvier

And I'm full of opinions sooooooo..... :D

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

Looking forward to them πŸ˜…
maybe start with the βœ”||🀒 commit or vomit series 😁

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Shaiju T • Edited

Blog SEO Tip: Add Canonical URL pointing to original blog here for your dev.to Posts.

Edit post and Check post options near save changes.

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Anthony Bouvier

Weird. I just checked, and I don't have any options near save changes. Just the save changes button itself.

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Shaiju T • Edited

Just near to save changes or Right to save changes there is small round icon. Click that you should see the options. :)

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Anthony Bouvier

Ooh, nice, thanks. Didn't know that was an option in the Dev.to interface. Thanks for the tip.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado • Edited

I'll go first, I guess! πŸ˜‚

  • Got the shiny top 7 badge this week (tysm guys! πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ₯Ί)
  • Survived another week in lockdown πŸ₯±
  • Rolled out my weekly posts πŸ™ŒπŸ» (feel free to check 'em out)

Happy FriYAY folks! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Woot! Great job, Amelia. Loved your Top 7 post.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! 😁😊

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

You've earned it! great blogs 😁

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Hehe, thank you @jmdejager ! 😊🎊

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Junxiao Shi

I won the raffle for a "leftover" vaccine. It reduces the chance of me dying this year by 40%.

I got vaccinated

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

What an amazing feeling! Glad you are safe and healthy

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Happy to hear that you have some protection now! What a great feeling. Wishing you health and all the good things!

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Andrew Baisden

Getting over 100,000+ total post views on my DEV blog. πŸ™Œ Also making new friends across social media. And having an increase in work opportunities because of all of the content I have created recently.

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

Good job!

I'll race you to 1,000,000 πŸ˜‚

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

Making new friends on dev.to and earning the one of a kind early bird medal, thnx @technoglot 😁😁

reached 10.000+ views 😎

Started a new series and it's going great!

Feeling good 😎😎😎

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Hehehe, kudos on that medal! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜ Congrats on 10K views too! πŸ˜²πŸŽ‰

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Jan KΓΌster

Installed Java 8 + Android SDK + Android Emulator only using Terminal and without installing Android Studio. That was a ride! The best: most of the commands were already researched by one of our assistants so it's not even my win but even with his shellscripts in place this still was a full-day hackathon to get it all installed correctly on my system πŸ™ˆ

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

Surviving days like that definitely counts as a win 😊

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Nald Dev • Edited

Surviving the week

This week I had:

  • Few regular coding tasks
  • Writing office planning document
  • College tasks

But actually also I have to:

  • Teach React-Native online for high school students on saturday
  • And optionally i can also record more content for my Youtube Channel for my personal branding on the weekend as this stuff is enjoyable to me

I wish i have more power to through this with awesome energy and not procrastinating, but I think what I have done in this week is a win, so that's it : D

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Meir Gabay

Created a free Kubernetes Hands-On Self-Paced Course in which you'll create a local Kubernetes development environment on macOS or Windows and WSL2, including HTTPS/TLS and OAuth2/OIDC authentication.

Was tough, but totally worth it

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Maxime Guilbert
  • I finished multiple courses on Kafka and Vault. (Kafka can be so much powerful, it's amazing)
  • Continue to train my writing skills posting here (it's not huge posts, but step by step it will grow up - I hope)
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Temani Afif • Edited

Had my article on the Top 10 of all time in the CSS tag: dev.to/t/css/top/infinity in less than one month! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Also reached 999 followers πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/up...

Thank you all for your support!

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Thu Htet Tun

For this week,

  • I talked to one of my friend and got a freelance application which might be built with Flutter for frontend and rest api for backend.
  • I decided to code with NestJs (A progressive Node.js framework) for backend.
  • Normally, I wrote api with laravel, this time I took risk for NestJs.
  • Since Tuesday, I learned about NestJs.
  • Friday, I posted article for my dev.to and YouTube.
  • This week, my office is also closed for national holidays so I got time to relax too.

Whatever, I enjoyed this week.
What about you?
What are you learning currently? let me know some <3

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Nic Montijo

My win this week was debugging my flutter app to work on android! It has been working on iOS perfectly since I started writing it, but it just would not launch on android. I finally found out what I was doing wrong, and it finally launches without issue! Those "aha" moments are the best!

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Matt Ellen

Had a little win today. Found a bug where I was converting string to int as base 16 when it should have been base 10.

It was difficult to catch because, as is often the case for me, the conversion from sensor signal to float is quite confusing. I'm gonna have to update the unit tests!

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager • Edited

Found out where Javascript developers wash their hands

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Codely

This week win will be:

Learned a new song
learned a lot about Github and JS
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Pramod Shinde • Edited

Since long time I was exploring πŸ€“πŸ€“ options to move my wordpress blogs to platform as it was not getting so much traction.

I narrowed down my options to medium and dev.to finally settled on dev.to! One new post πŸ“― one cross post πŸ“― for 2k views and 40 reactions still counting.

Enjoying dev.to πŸ‘ tysm guys ❀️

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Kyle Jones • Edited

Published my blog post on predicting emerging influencers and passed my AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, next up is my SysOps Associate exam! πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Prakhar Yadav
  • I completed AngularJS course
  • Completed the plot of a story I was working on (Yes! I write)
  • will learn Chrome debugger tools

I say this week was great for me. Only because the load was well managed and distributed. This comes down to how your team lead manages work and the working culture of the company.

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Andrei Dascalu

I slept.

Working from home as an architect and helping a line or two of code for oss with 2 small kids doesn't leave much room for other stuff.

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Corentin Bettiol

I finished djangocms-faq, its a cool plugin that's used in a djangocms website that allow people to create faqs and link them to a small form in order to get answers before using a contact form :)

Here's a video, and another video :)

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Brian B.

In about five minutes I'm going to test my first cross-platform app with platform-specific code on a Mac, a system I've never once even used before. It's just a simple app to gather some system information on the command line, but a win's a win.

You know what, I'm actually more proud of figuring out how to reverse the mouse scroll wheel in MacOS. The code will run, I'm confident of that, but I thought I'd never figure out how to scroll naturally in this os.

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Naseki

Starting my blog has been very pleasant so far and I've already met some great people. πŸ˜„

My third real blog article (or fifth article in general if you include my discuss posts) is the first to go +1k views AND +100 likes. Thank you everyone...! πŸ™

I really thought all my posts would be below 1k views for months and I'd have to keep going, but it seems I've reached my first milestone much faster LOL.

My followers also doubled from 20 to 40 from that article. It's not much but I can at least tell I have potential!

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tsasser05

WIN: Successfully forced Selenium Java to login with Microsoft Online!

The problem was that the dialog box is reused for the password. However, the original button goes away and the Selenium web driver loses track. This is called a "staleness" error and Selenium will report it as such. The button xpath is identical. What you have to do is loop, causing the driver to keep looking at that spot. It then notices the change and tracks it. This is a rather poor explanation, but explains the concepts involved.

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Francisco Quintero πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

I built my very first project in Elixir and I feel very accomplished after studying and practicing for a very long time 😬

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Aesprii

Started my blog on dev.to 😊

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Dharmen Shah

Angular team approved my PR 😊. Testing Angular through GitHub Actions section is added in official documentation... angular.io/guide/testing#configure...

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dbigpot

I finished a course on typescript and I can't be happier

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Daniel Hansson

Finally found out how to override a third party's css with your own custom CSS. It has been a burden for me to work around for weeks.

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John Kazer

Made a release 6 months in the making with 3 minutes to go before deadline.