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What was your win this week?

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) ・1 min read


Looking back on your week -- what was something you're proud of?

All wins count -- big or small πŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Getting a promotion!
  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy πŸ˜„


Happy Friday!


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Built my own open-source markdown editor in a couple of days, and increased my productivity by 500%. no big whoop πŸ™ƒ


I decreased the likelihood that one of our admins accidentally submits a dangerous site config option...

Add additional safeguards for config write access #6064

What type of PR is this? (check all applicable)

  • [ ] Refactor
  • [x] Feature
  • [ ] Bug Fix
  • [ ] Optimization
  • [ ] Documentation Update


This related to this issue: #6049

I wouldn't want to say it fully closes it, but is a step in safeguarding this area.

This pull request adds extra safeguards for the /internal/config area of the site. This area contains values which could cause big problems if accidentally changed. It makes sense to restrict them even more thoroughly than other parts of the internal experience.

It now makes it so that anyone with admin, super_admin or single_resource_admin Config can view this area, but only users with the role single_resource_admin Config can write to it. And they need to submit this phrase when making a change as confirmation:

My username is @your_username and this action is 100% safe and appropriate.

The details here really should not change very often, so I think this is all pretty reasonable.

Added a message to make it clear:

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Also made a small tweak to /internal/permissions to make it clearer which exact permissions folks have.

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Thanks to @vaidehijoshi for being the catalyst on this.


My son born on valentines day. I think we can call it a win.


...and with one fell swoop Tuna covered this year's valentines day gifts and all future valentines day gifts like a boss πŸ˜‚

seriously Congratulations Dad!


πŸ˜‚ i need to step up my dad jokes this year. So I'm posting this from the upstairs computer. (image a dad laugh here)


I managed to post 3 times!!!


Launched my website debugg.me and posted about it. Got a very good response and have 16 people subscribed to my email list. Now working on getting my beta ready


I was able to fix an issue I'd been having with a Reacstrap(bootstrap + react) component, by actually going to the GH repo and reading the source code.

It was nowhere to be found in the official docs.

I'm usually scared of diving deep into a repo for a package to see its source code because it literally hurts my brain most times, especially if it's written in TypeScript(and I don't know TS yet).

I'm proud because I overcame my fear, solved the issue I was having and didn't procrastinate about writing an article about it. This is a win for me.


The "especially if it's written with TypeScript" is my situation also. I don't even waste my time whenever I see the library is written with it. it's becoming unpleasant these days. perhaps, it's a sign to learn it ;)


Woot! Congrats, I know the fear! TypeScript can be scary, but it has no teeth...only error messages. 😜


Haha thanks Ryan! I already plan to learn it (and fall in love with it) in the coming month, the confidence I've gained since solving that issue has increased!

I would say if you solved an issue in code using Typescript, you are well on you way!

I have a resource for you actually (one of mine)! It's a "game of life" clone you can edit 🏝️.fm


Finally set up my personal cloud at home! No longer depending on the big cloud storage providers is very freeing and I'll be doing a lot more with it in the future I'm sure!

Also, I was able to refactor some very complicated code into something that's simple and easy to understand. As an added bonus, everything is covered by unit testw, so I know it won't break soon.


I want to setup a personal cloud too but I have not decided yet which tools I should use for this, what do you use in your case?


I use a raspberry pi 4 4gb, an external hard drive and NextCloud as the software. So far it works really well! My latest post on here goes into more detail, so maybe that helps you as well.

I was thinking about using OwnCloud or Syncthing, but I will take a look to NextCloud too. Thanks for sharing the post, I would like to see a post about how you expose your cloud to the internet too :)

My next post will have a section about that, it should be on dev on Thursday :)

Edit: The post is right here! dev.to/roelofjanelsinga/how-to-set...


I gave my first ever tech talk!! I feel sooo happy to overcome my public speaking fearπŸ¨πŸ¨πŸŽ‰

The talk was about web performance, here's an animated version of the talk: visconf.netlify.com/saurabhdaware/...


I finally started a personal blog. As a dev I was spending way too much time tryna decide if I wanted to build it from the ground up, use Wordpress, etc...eventually I just told myself to quit messing around and START. So I did! πŸ₯³


LOL this is me, permanently stuck halfway in the attempt to build my personal site! Congrats for getting out of the indecision black hole!


Thank you! Honestly I still want to build my own site, but as of right now I know that getting my ideas out is what I need to do. Hopefully I can find some down time to get my own site up and running.

Good luck to you though! Just remember: progress is progress.


I refactored a FISH script to mute Spotify temporarily from the command line. The commercials were killing my concentration. I listen to instrumental tracks when I am coding. It used to turn the Macbooks volume off. Now it only turns Spotify's volume off in case I am watching a tut.

It started out using an NPM package, but I could not get it working that way so I went to sleep. I woke up with a new idea. I learned the osascript commands I needed by reading through the npm package Github repo.

Now my script gets the current volume, mutes Spotify, then raises the volume back to the original level after a while. 6 lines of code and no packages required πŸ˜„


I finally got another accessibility blogpost (and the Dev.to link) out, after weeks of starting and shelving drafts!


I had my first week with my new project team. Basically my current job is leading a group of web dev students through building a product or adding on to a product from a former team. I'm with each team for two months as the team lead and it was so hard to say goodbye to my last team as they moved on to study computer science...

I met my new team and started working with them this week and they are all so awesome and I'm so excited to see what we come up with over the next two months!


I think that's very interesting! Students learn to program before learning computer science! 10 years ago, I had to study PCs architecture, operating systems, and so on before learning how to code in C++ or Java.

Good luck with your new team!


We start with learning HTML/CSS/JS and then jump into learning React. Once we do a section on Node/Express and backend fundamentals we get into the section I'm leading now which is about product development.

I agree it's interesting but it does help you get some relevant job skills more quickly which is nice 😊 I think it also helps lower the barrier of entry a lot.


After two years of work in my spare time on Thursday I have released the first major version of my project Resting πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


I just moved to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica this week!

Things took a little longer than originally expected. My comment from a previous What was your win... thread:

I visited Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica... and found a house to rent that we're moving into in November! So happy DEV is supportive of remote working!! πŸ˜€

Pura vida!


I pushed my first NuGet package ! (and plan to post about it later)

I also successfully tweaked SSL certificates in order to save hundreds of ours to one of the developer in my company !

Nothing incredible but it feels great to achieve small things ! πŸ˜„


I created a new react hooks library for state management, and it was tweeted about by the creator of MobX! Now its approaching 40 stars on GitHub! A solid OSS contribution been a goal of mine for some time, so I'm happy! 🌈


finally started learning Dart... 🎯


Just bought my Codeland tickets yesterday!

Can't wait to meet everyone!!! πŸ₯³


πŸ˜„ Back on track! :D I'm working on my Responsive Web Design Certification, catching up with JavaScript, and finding some open-source projects that interest me to collaborate. Also, edited my codenotebooks repository with new objectives and goals.


I got kedro in the changelog. They did a wicked good job talking through the story of a really game changing framework for data pipelines in python. I was 🀩 hearing my own name on the changelog!



Passed my AWS cloud practitioner and signed up another freelance client. It's been a good week :-)


Managed to save a major feature from being down for a long time because the 3rd party API it uses is being deprecated. Researched a few alternative options, managed to make the new integration work in a day. In the long term it is a better quality service, that will help us with another feature and is about 10 times cheaper. All this just a couple of weeks before my last day at the company. :D


Finished a big database and user account migration. I am so glad its done.


I published my first post here πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰


Oh man.

Not quitting on posting my daily dev.to series. 🀨


I got my 8 week streak badge! Now I gotta work towards the 16 week one πŸ’ͺ


Recently Joined Red Hat as a software engineer. Super excited to be here.


I got a book offer which I rejected, started working on my own self-published book (stay tuned), got started as a Pluralsight author doing assessment questions, and as of today... [redacted].


Conpleting one freelancing project and getting three more


I just posted my first tutorial blog on thursday


I have started to read python from last week.


easy peasy ! an oracle #liveforthecode #epaper #codecard from OOWLON sooo cool :)


I got a code analyzer tool that helped me get certain code cleaning tasks faster, and recently shared it with my team on a related repo.


I'm one of the winners of the Google Code-in contest!


My girlfriend was sick and I cared for her.


I was created two Integration test with json flies, i was learned use jupyter notebooks.


finished a cool animation I had to build with js completely from scratch


I created Part 2 of my Python video tutorial series



I created part 2 of my python tutorial video - m.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqanl8rIn4

I am knee deep into docker, kubernetes and helm charts