What was your win this week?

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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˜„


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I started a new job!! As a backend developer. This is a huge win for me given that I am In my last year of college. Thanks in large part to my dev.to articles, the interview process was all smooth sailing.


I swear this platform is changing lives. I have my own success stories that started here. Congratulations on landing the job


Share them on a post. I'd love to read your success story.

I agree, dev.to is an amazing platform for personal growth.


This is something happened to me today...I did not get the confirmation yet, but my performance satisfied myself in the interview. Thanks, to Dev.To.


🎊 I hope you get your win as well. Reply to this when the confirmation comes!!! All the best. 🎊

Continue contributing to the dev.to community in your own little way whenever you can.


I listened to my interview on The Stack Overflow podcast and didn't cringe to death πŸ˜…

play pause The Stack Overflow Podcast

Congrats! I'm looking forward to giving this a listen soon.

Still me when I hear my voice on anything:
shut up shut up


My wife brought home a Stranger Things LEGO set yesterday and we're gonna do some building tonight! πŸ™Œ πŸ™Œ


I just might consider giving this to my niece and nephew after we've had our fun... that's a hard might.




hey, I am a prolific dev! They don't call me dataPixy for nothing :) Just b/c I have not blogged for years doesn't mean I can't spread my wings in prose. Most of them were just my README.md reposts & some recent updates I am working on ...

On a serious note, I was quite surprised by those week 1 stats. Turns out there are more devs interested in my vscode dataViz tools content on this platform than on Twitter.

Will def. post my dev tools updates on dev.to from now on since it looks like it's where good hands-on devs congregate lately :)


I joined DEV.to and people actually noticed my little article. I didn't think anyone would care about what I had to say, but some folks did. That was kinda cool.


Nice, you just joined and already wrote an article! I am new member too, but I am far away from write anything right now. I am at my early learning process :)
I read your article, and however not everything is clear I see you put the effort, so well done.


Ok. Joining a community is always a great step in the right direction. I think with practice and experience, I'll get better at writing to make myself clearer :).


I resigned from my dead end admin job to focus on Flatiron School full-time! πŸŽ‰


I got a new job! I bypassed the interview because I'm an active contributor in a 200k community of Filipino Freelancers and the recruiter got familiar with my name


Started #100DaysOfCode, learning ReactJS. I've always used Angular in the past, but am in love with React so far.

It's shown me the huge benefits of not just sticking to what you know, and at least having an understanding of the alternatives.


Hello, I love the way you talk about learning to code, my question is how does one get started on 100 Days of Coding, give me the low down on how I can learn to code for a 100 days, where do I start?


Hey Evelyn :) Thanks for the comment.

I've just written another article on my first week of #100DaysOfCode (dev.to/jeastham1993/100-days-of-co...).

In terms of getting started, I just picked something I wanted to get better at (front end dev), picked something I didn't know already (I know Angular, don't know React) and then found some resources to learn (Udemy in this case).

Hope that helps!


I am almost done rebuilding my portfolio I will probably launch it this week! I did not use any third party javascript library or framework so its just pure vanilla and after launching it will be the fastest website I've ever made :D


Launched meetingplace.io/ (an alternative to Meetup), and got 50 live groups, with over 100 more already registered but not live yet!


Awesome. I had this in mind for a while now. Is it an open source project?


It's not right now, though I do plan to open source at least large chunks of it in the future. I want to try to get it off the ground first though :)

Cool. I'll look out for when you do. See if I can provide valuable contributions with the backend stuff.


That's great. I would love to contribute if you dont mind.


A former client referred me to a local business which has turned into a regular consulting gig. I found myself signing a W-9 the other day, so I guess I'm a "legitimate" freelancer now?


Three achievements this week:

  • After one year of development during my spare time, I proudly released my almost-ready-for-production application in GitHub
  • At the sametime, I learnt how to do commits and branch in GitHub
  • As a consecuence, I wrote my first post in dev.to :)

I finally made a small function on vanilla JS for a project for work :) where previously I would have used jquery which is what I know mostly, this after studying vanilla JS for just a month (on and off). This may seem as a tiny achievement but it's a big one for me :)


Publishing my first NPM package and my first dev.to article !πŸ˜„


Got paid for my first freelance project πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ It was a 7-page static site built with Gatsby. I had to integrate the back end with Google Sheets, which was new for me.

I also had fun learning how to download each image (from the sheets data) from the url, save it to a directory and access it, so I could still take advantage of using gatsby-image πŸ”₯


I got my girlfriend on GitHub! She's tackling CS50x, and I finally feel helpful.

One of us, one of us...


Finish migrating our ui lib's storybook from v4 to v5.2, add its new docs addon, refactor all the stories to the new structure and improve things!

It was a one and a half week of work. It felt reaaaaally good 😊πŸ₯³


Started learning Webflow and decided to not get stuck in "Tutorial Land" as I felt Webflow was a bit complicated.
Tried out a little something of myself - made something using my existing portfolio website as mockup.

Webflow: emeruche.webflow.io
Original: coleruche.com

I still have a lot to get hold of in Webflow, though.


So many interesting comment, well done all!

Here is my win situation:
1) I am in the beginning of an online course. However, It was just a Practice Set, but I am pleased to build a Simple screen Android app without error( Some Buttons, TextViews). It works as I expected, yeah.

2) It is not programming related but I am also pleased that I was able to do my running training this week. After a summer injury, this is a bonus happiness:)


A couple of things:

  • I organized the first DigitalOcean community meetup in Sofia, Bulgaria 🀩
  • I’ve got to 100+ followers on dev.to 🀘
  • I’ve got 1000+ contributions on the DigitalOcean community forum πŸš€

It’s been a productive week! πŸ₯³


Finally found another active maintainer for the project I adopted a year ago

GitHub logo android-password-store / Android-Password-Store

Android application compatible with ZX2C4's Pass command line application

Password Store

Android Arsenal GitHub workflow Backers on Open Collective Sponsors on Open Collective

This application tries to be 100% compatible with pass

You can install the application from:

Pull requests are more than welcome (see TODO).


  • Clone an existing pass repository (ssh-key and user/pass support)
  • List the passwords
  • Handle the directories as categories
  • Decrypt the password files (first line is the password, the rest is extra data)
  • Add a new password to the current category (or no category if added at the root)
  • Pull and Push changes to the remote repository
  • Ability to change remote repository info


See the wiki for a newer written version of the following gif walkthrough


Q: What kind of repository can I clone from?

A: Make sure to only clone from bare repositories (see git-clone(1) for how to create a bare repository from an existing one). Otherwise the clone will fail.

Q: I get a "Permission Denied" error when…

He also happens to be an old friend of mine and we've been having a lot of fun bringing the app up to modern standards πŸ™Œ


I've finally solved how to implement authentication for the app I'm currently working on at work. This is actually quite complex as it has to integrate several existing webapps with an external authentication service built by another vendor.


I almost finished my React-Gatsby project for the end-of-the-year KPI, a nice portal where all monitoring/autodeploying tools are shown and are ready to be used in a single page (read iFrame). Super happy to have understood pretty well now use and pass of props among components, composition and dynamic CSS.


I broke 2000 views for the first time on my latest article here on Dev! The outreach potential on this platform is just magic to me and the community is the most positive I've ever been apart of!


I got unblocked on some legacy code that I've had to retrofit to work with some React components we're using. All it took was a couple of days of deep focus, i.e. no Slack/email.


Aside from that, some cool things on the horizon.

And lastly, winter is officially on in Montreal. That's good and bad. Good that snowboard season will be starting soon though.


Fixed a lot of little bugs on codeurdejeux.com and reviewing the code of the original project that seems to be an abondonware available on my GitHub account, and trying to make things much more funnier then Facebook

A lot have to be done on bledtube.com but proud to have created an opensource plugin for YouPHPTube that let people to start uploading their videos from a third party site aka wasabi and posted it to gumroad asking anyone using it to fix a price without trolling the head project

So, two social networks clones, one of Facebook and the other one of Youtube but not made to be concurrent but just the way I want things to be instead of haveing to use them as they want me to do


I leave tutorial hell !! after some time try to figure what to build with react, I create a simple dashboard using github api. github.hacasoftware.com/
There are still a lot of work to do !! but I am kind of happy with the result so far.


Technically I started 3 weeks ago, but I finished it this week (due to focus shifts). I guess in total it took me about 16 hours to set up a somewhat extensive integration test of our enterprise software. Something that a few test engineers were not able to setup in the past ~4 years.
I used Citrus Framework to send messages via JMS to our system, with some SQL verifications, etc. With not a lot of work I was able to verify a large party of basic business logic. Validating even more seems quite simple at this point.
In fact, I'm looking into ways to extend Citrus Framework to make certain things even easier, while others can apply this framework to increase QA of our product.

This Citrus test I set up is now part of our CI/CD pipeline, which runs every day to verify our product with the "demo" configuration to check if it works with the trunk and most recent release. This significantly increases confidence in our product (for demos) for our (pre)sales department. So they are not afraid to upgrade to the latest release.

My plans are to use the same approach to set up integration tests for various customers so that we know their setup still works in newer releases.


Had workshops with a customer and they went very well (imo) and managed to end our current sprint with all my issues resolved (it was a lot)


My DEV shirt arrived today! The perks of having an awesome girlfriend in the top 7 @paulasantamaria


I finished everything I needed to and more before vacation so I dont have to think about work for the next four days!


After many previously failed attempts, I finally started understanding how things work in flutter and built a very very basic hacker-news app.



participated in my first tech meetup and completed my second web app using react and hooks πŸ’ͺ🏻


Great week learning, both at Flatiron and VueMastery. Planning my next Rails project and am so excited.


Finally got to set up terminal and listery to get rid of that mouse dependency...


Someone who I look up to because of how hard working and accomplished they are told me that they're proud of the hard work I'm doing and what I've accomplished.

Legit shed a tear.


Got confirmation from React Norway that I would join the conf as a Speaker πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰


My biggest win this week is to finally managing what to learn next! especially with my full time job , I'm still trying to have some time for webdev.


I finally started to move forward with my personal project! Setup most of the things and started development, very excited about that!


Shipped a bunch of progress on a side project πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


Julie Effing Lerman, Queen of Entity Framework development in .NET and kind of a big deal, quoted me and featured some of my content (and dev.to) in her keynote in Kiev.


I'm finally found a new place to live in Berlin!


Got some seriously great progress into tests on three projects, using Cypress. So very excited about this.


I wrote my first article for Codrops on the new GSAP 3 features.
First time I wrote for a blog other than my own.


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