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What was your win this week?

Jess Lee (she/her)
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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˜„

bart-Simpson-rejoicing

Happy Friday!

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Djordje Bajic • Edited
  1. My ebook "How I became a programmer" is officially published on Amazon. πŸ“—

  2. First ever PR I submitted for Apache Camel is approved and merged. πŸͺ

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Angelo Anolin

are we allowed to post links? Would be good if people can click a link that directly brings them to the Amazon page of your book.

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glingy

I just tried to tap on it then read your post :)

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Djordje Bajic

I already created a blog post with a link to the amazon. :) There is no need for agressive marketing since i am not a full time writer. :D

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Joe Hobot

Ej Djordje bravo!

Nice work !

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Djordje Bajic

Thanks a lot Joe!

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Hachemi

Congrats πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Djordje Bajic

Thanks sir!

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Suzanne Aitchison (she/her)

Pushed up my first code review at my new job πŸš€

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Brad

That's awesome! It always feels great to commit to the team's repository!

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Akash Patel
  • completed huge todo list.
  • taught someone flex-box today
  • taught my friend ReactJS and redux and he understood :D
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Cristina Ruth

Getting that todo list done is such a great feeling!

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Nadia G.
  • finally I have designed svgs for my personal projects

  • started to use storybook at work

  • deep dived into advanced types of typescript

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄ • Edited

I published this article, with an interesting meta lessoon:

Frankly the article was not hard to write. Nothing groundbreaking. And by using the interview format I delegated half of the work to someone else :)

.... and yet that's my most successfull article so far!

We are so often obsessed with impressing our peers - that's what developer conferences are all about - that we forget that there is a shitload of new developers in this industry, plus a shitload lot of developers switching to new things

=> Lowering the bareers to entry is at least as important as trying to expand the sum of all IT knowledge

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Noice!

Noice!

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Bruno Farias
  • launch a template and cli for reactjs:
    dev.to/heybrunoandrade/donu-ts-tem...

  • get a weeklong vacation after 3 years working nonstop.

  • I was finally able to make chatkit chat work perfectly

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Nihar Raote
  • Made a lot of progress on the Pomodoro project from FreeCodeCamp's curriculum.
  • Started a small project to learn TypeScript and practice Vue.
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Arit Amana

Started mentoring a developer from Russia. πŸ€—

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Joao Polo

oh, awesome task! I would love to chat with a Russian :-)

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Corbin Taylor • Edited

I pushed the beta version of my black hole X-ray spectral model, one of the last big hurdles to my thesis work. Also, was able to put out a post on Dev on Monday night, the second consecutive week.

I'm trying to get in the habit of posting regularly even though I'm busy finishing up my PhD work and preparing for my SDE position at AWS, so I don't have a lot of free time. I'm proud that I'm able to do it two weeks in a row and I'm going to go for a third.

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

I'm seeing the light at the end of a tunnel of a feature I've been working on for the past month.

James Brown saying "Do you see the light?!"

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Cristina Ruth • Edited

Oh man. I feel this so much!

I'm still nearing the end of the tunnel for a feature (erm epic) that I've been working on since June. πŸ˜‚

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Dr. Strange saying "We are in the end game now."

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Ha Tuan Em
  • Complete learning reactjs
  • Understand redux
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Joao Polo

now you can learn Context and Hooks :-)

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Mikhail Starikov
  1. finished negotiations and took a position of Frontend Team Lead for a new application
  2. finished a small article which could not finish for last 2 weeks :P
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Ben Sinclair

I made it through my work's Christmas dinner.

I had a big client meeting which went quite well.

But most of all, I learned :vertical ball

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Joe Hobot

Was finally able to construct a CI/CD pipeline for multiregion k8s cluster application deployment.

There was a lot of diff repos and manual scripts that would change CI/CD pipelines with different cloud regions. Now its all with one setting in gh repo a Dev would need to plugin.. say an app needs to go to US and EU they would set a parameter regions=US,EU and that would deploy an app to different clusters with different set of configs that apps point to.

Another win for me was to be able to use my google home mini and create a mini k8s cluster , its kind of still in the works but was able to say "hey google create k8s cluster"

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Eljay-Adobe

Had our potluck at work this week. I made hot chili. It was disappointing. Not sure what when awry, since it is the same recipe I've been using for years. :-(

For my daughter's party & sleepover, I made Mississippi Crock Pot Roast with homemade buns (because I couldn't find any suitable buns at the store), and it was fabulous. :-)

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Maegan Wilson

2 wins.

  1. I released another App on the App Store.
  2. A publication on Medium wanted an article of mine to be published there. Here's the link to the Medium post. It is behind the Medium paywall, so if you're a member I'd appreciate a read through there, but if you aren't a member, here is the Dev link for free.
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Steve Belovarich

Scored four interviews days after being laid off. Taking some of my own advice.

If anyone is looking for an experienced full stack javascript engineer in PDX or 100% Remote with strong UI skills, look no further!

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TekWize.ly

I finally made my first open source announcement on Dev, HN, Reddit, and Twitter [1]

I had it ready to announce for a couple weeks but wasn't sure of the best way to approach each channel.

My responses were mixed: Good on Dev and HN, poor on Reddit and Twitter.

Along with generally good feedback on the project's main premise, I've had a few issues submitted, a PR contributed, and an official Brew maintainer helping me get the Brew formula approved.

I consider the launch a success and look forward to hearing how the tool is doing in the wild.

[1]Note: I have several oss projects across several github accounts, but I never did make launch post for one until this week.

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Prafulla Raichurkar

Completed my project and hosted it :D

A tool to create minecraft servers easily.
Do check it out at cyoms.tech

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David

The first two was supposed to be my win for last week, but I included them here since I didn't participate last week:

  1. Speed up the django test suite in my company
  2. Wrote an article about it dev.to/davidkwan95/how-i-speed-up-...
  3. Tweaking my personal website davidkwan.dev/
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Ivan Ganev

I created my first open-source organization on a Github: github.com/Chronoblog

Posted a new starter for Gatsbyjs: Gatsby Starter Chronoblog Hacker

Redid the way Github actions work in the Gatsby Theme Chronoblog repo

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Stavro Xhardha • Edited

I learned ViewPager2 and implemented it in a demo app.
I also launched this arcile about Migrating Gradle from Groovy to Kotlin DSL

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Evie

Codebar shared an article about me on Medium πŸ˜† Season's greetings and happy Friday everyone! medium.com/codebar-stories/evie-sk...

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Divyesh Parmar
  • Used react hooks extensively
  • only to find out later that I should also learn to normalise the state for a component tree and also should serialise my ids(or indexes)
  • started reading more about useReducer
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AndreKelvin

Finally understand MVVM(Model-View-ViewModel) Architecture

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Brad

Launched a frontend for a project I've been working on via Netlify. Launched the backend for it on Heroku and have been learning Mongodb the entire time. Super out of my comfort zone, but I'm really excited to shore up a few final pieces and share out an MVP :)

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Heinek Halwin

Getting my Team Lead to say "I'm 100% satisfied with your work"

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joon

Finally began using typescript after literally weeks of procrastination.

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Rose

Had a baby!!!! πŸ’ͺ

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Kyle Welsby • Edited
  1. πŸ“I finally finished writing up a post I had stalled for a little while. dev.to/kylewelsby/community-driven...
  2. Finished re-factoring my CV/Resume, and increased my CV value by Β£35k (according to adzuna.co.uk/jobs/value-my-cv).
  3. πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅Applied to a handful of jobs in Japan, getting the ball rolling on relocation.
  4. πŸ’ͺHit the GYM three times
  5. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»Re-opened a paused side-project and hacked some code.

To me, the small things also warrant the mention too.

  1. 🍽Cleaned the Kitchen
  2. πŸ›Made my bed
  3. πŸ‘ΎPlayed some games
  4. πŸ›€Relaxed
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Doaa Mahely

I code reviewed my first PR and I learned more about JavaScript promises and web sockets.

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Saeed Ahmad • Edited

Amazing Doaa. Good luck for your new journey.

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Shreerang Patwardhan

I finally launched my side project - Binged!

Ever feel like you are watching too much #Netflix. If that thought has crossed your mind then you should definitely check out Binged at binged.herokuapp.com/

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James Eastham

Implemented a Redis cache on one of our clients systems in an API that wraps around another external API. Request times went from averaging 2s to 30ms. Big big wins! Thankyou Redis :-)

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Eddie Hale
  1. Began learning React (again) and successfully integrated one of our React apps with Okta

  2. Taught one of our dogs to sit/stay

  3. Hit a new squat PR

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Swastik Baranwal

My article got published on Python LibHunt twitter.com/PythonLibHunt/status/1...

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Sam E. Lawrence

Got my first (real) test code pushed up to our new project at work. I'm diving into Cypress and having to learn a lot as I go, but loving it so far.

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Aditya Kulkarni

Learned Golang, gRPC and implemented a small demo project!
github.com/adikul30/gRPC-protobuf-goroutines

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Michael De Abreu

I bought a new laptop. I'm so glad. I'll start hacking again after my old dies.

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Darren Vong

Packed up most of my things and made my big move down to London!

Let's get this started

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Jean-Christophe Helary

Finally getting to understand how to cleanly insert contents in a file in emacs lisp...

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Athul Cyriac
  1. Celebrated Christmas with Family
  2. Released an Alpha version of Shelby, a shell prompt I'm working on
  3. Learned Go
  4. Learned more on Flip Flops and Counters
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Manideep2207

1.Started learning back-end with node.js.
2.Finished strings section from a2oj categories and now I'm confident in strings with intermediate algorithms.

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mrCount
  • finished my 1st bootcamp
  • did a 300ld squat with room to spare after 2 months of doing absolutely nothing
  • fixed some layouts on some websites i've created
  • figured out i barely grasped the concept of web development =D
  • settled on my curriculum for the months ahead