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What was your win this week?

Hey folks

Hope y'all are ready for the weekend! πŸ™Œ

Looking back on this past week, what was something you were proud of accomplishing?

All wins count β€” big or small πŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Finishing a good book πŸ“–

Spongebob wearing glassesand flipping through pages of a book.


Did you know we feature wins in our "Wins of the Week" email every Friday? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter emails to get wins delivered right to your inbox! πŸ’Œ

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Matt Eland

Last week Packt and I released Refactoring with C#, my first technical book, to the world.

This morning I signed a contract with Packt on my next book: Data Science in .NET. More to come in the new year!

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Dumebi Okolo

Way to go!! πŸ₯³ πŸ₯³

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jalilseguel7

Love this!

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Matt Eland

Me too! It's pretty incredible. The book still feels so alien, too! I know the cover, I know the contents, but it still feels fake somehow, like it couldn't be real.

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Erin A Olinick

Hey everyone! 🌟 Just popping in to spread some cheer from the recent welcome threads. Big shoutout to @integerman for the epic Bat Computer reveal in an AI code adventure! Welcome aboard, @dbxdev - one of our newest members! πŸ‘‹ Kudos to @balagmadhu for the spotlight-worthy Product Comparison, and major applause to @badsector998 for breaking barriers in open-source contributions. Your presence brings so much to the DEV community. We regularly feature your wins in our Friday Weekly Wins email, so keep 'em coming! πŸŽ‰πŸ“§

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Bala Madhusoodhanan

congrats all ...

Thanks for the pic @erinao

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Max Ong Zong Bao

Thanks a lot for the congratulations and shout out.

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Matt Eland

This is a very kind comment. Thank you.

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Anita Olsen

πŸŽ‰ I have been on DEV for 1 month! ✨
1 month anniversary on DEV

πŸ“° I published 2 posts on the DEV community! ✨

πŸ’Ÿ I got a new badge! ✨

4 Weeks Community Wellness badge achieved

πŸ‘₯ The follower count on my DEV profile has exceeded 2000 followers! ✨
My follower count on DEV showing 2238 followers

πŸ’‘ Today I opened the first window on my Electronic Games Advent Calendar and I will be getting everything ready for my first electronic game! ✨
Starter components from the Electronic Games Advent Calendar

πŸ₯€ I got a free soft drink (I almost forgot to take a picture)! ✨
My free Coca Cola Zero Sugar drink

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Erin A Olinick

Love your weekly wins updates @anitaolsen. They make me so happy!

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Anita Olsen

Aw, thanks 😊 Thank you for reading!

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Mike Stemle

That’s quite the winning streak!

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Dumebi Okolo

Go!!! πŸ₯³ πŸ₯³

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Lev Nahar • Edited

I had a role in improving a multi-threaded text search algorithm by 90% - it was great to know we (myself and another) managed to improve it that much. A 2.5 minutes search now takes 12 to 17 seconds to complete.

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Shinji NAKAMATSU

Excellent work!

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Lev Nahar

Thank you!

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Dan Bailey

Honestly, I finished the coursework for the last class of my bachelor's degree. Which had been sitting unfinished for 25 years.

So I'm done. I'm going to graduate. I'm giving my brain a break this week, and then next week, I'm diving back into my Azure AZ-104 certification and my Docker/Kubernetes course on Udemy.

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Dumebi Okolo

Wow. Amazing!

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Ben Halpern

Internal team hackathon was a fun first go at that

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Dumebi Okolo • Edited

I had my article on Introduction to Ruby on Rails featured on top of the Google discover page.

Google discover page

I also had my article feature on the first page of Google if you search for "beginner Ruby on Rails tutorials."

I have been in a compulsory paramilitary after-school training in my country all week. Adjusting was hard, but I'm getting a good hang of it!

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Michael Tharrington

Wooaaa!! That is so dope, Dumebi. Major congrats! πŸ™Œ

Also, I can imagine the paramilitary training is challenging but it sounds like it's been rewarding! πŸ’ͺ

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Dumebi Okolo

Thanks, Michael!!

Yeah, it's pretty challenging and time consuming too. But I've been having good fun and meeting new people. It's been totally worth it.

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Matt Ellen

Got to the end of NaNoWriMo. 50,000 words in the bag. Not finished the story, but a long way into it.

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Akash Dev

I completed 800 followers on dev.to this week. I think it's a very big win for me..

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Simi Lika

Now i went from development to maintain the project

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Douglas Fugazi

I've created a test strategy to my new project πŸ’ͺ

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Davide de Paolis

defintely that I started working at my new company and had a great day onsite for the onboarding (work will be then 100%remote)

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06wins

I just finished reading (and practicing) a book on software testing.

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Jacob W Runge

Advent of Code, Day 1, in Rust - conquered! Blogged about it: dev.to/jwrunge/calibrating-an-elve...

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