What was your win this week?

Jess Lee (she/her) on October 11, 2019

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹ Looking back on your week -- what was something you're proud of? All wins count -- big or small ๐ŸŽ‰ Examples of 'wins' include: Getting a p... [Read Full]
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After 11yrs - incl. 3yrs as a trainee - at the same company I finally quit my job as a .net dev. I've been on my way to burnout before I fortunately found out what makes me happy.

In january I'll start my new job as a self-taught web developer. :)


YEAH! You're up to an exciting journey, so happy for you!!!



There's nothing like someone pursuing their happiness

All the best!

  • Received a lot of really good actionable advice for my portfolio (Think it was 512 words?). Excited to bust through it this weekend.
  • Applied to 2 different jobs this week that I'm really hopeful for.
  • We adopted another cat!


  • My PR to add color preview got merged in DEV

    Fix #4106: Showing color preview in Edit Profile #4212

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

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


    This is Fix For #4106. The current color-picker does not show a preview so it is hard to guess the color contrast. I added a preview (screenshot added below) which shows your selected colors.

    Also, Added a <input type="color"> which makes it is easy to select the color.

    Since there are other pages that depend on 'color-picker' class I did not change anything in colorPicker.js or any of the styles of current color-picker. I created a new file colorPreview.js and some new classes in html.

    Mobile & Desktop Screenshots/Recordings (if there are UI changes)


    Mobile screenshot of color preview feature


    Desktop Screenshot of color preview feature


    Recording of color preview feature

    Added to documentation?

    • [ ] docs.dev.to
    • [ ] readme
    • [x] no documentation needed

    [optional] What gif best describes this PR or how it makes you feel?

    My first PR To DEV! I was not very sure if I could do this or not since DEV's codebase is probably the largest codebase I've ever worked on but now I'm super proud of myself to complete this ๐ŸŒป

    Me showing this code to everyone : Elsa showing magic to Anna

    <div class="gh-btn-container"><a class="gh-btn" href="https://github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to/pull/4212">View on GitHub</a></div>

  • My PR to add WebApp configs merged in REACT so you can now Add to Homescreen react's documentation!

    WebApp manifest added to allow users "Add to Homescreen" documentations #2377

    This solves issue #2259


    Currently there is not manifest set for the website so logo is blank and title is set as a name. Also the color of URL bar in chrome is plain white. Here's how it will look after this PR.


    Image 1 is to show the new color of URL bar in chrome Image 2 is the screen after selecting "Add to homescreen" Image 3 is the splash screen after opening it as WebApp

    I've added color to the URL bar, Configured name, short_name and other properties. and added a logo file in src/images/react_logo.png (Needed 512px png logo so had to add a new logo)

    This is my first contribution here so I'm sorry if I missed out on something

  • All of my PRs (I made 5 :D) got Approved by the reviewers and 3 are merged!

  • I had an interview the day before yesterday and it went really well and I got a fair chance to prove my skills and the interview was very meaningful and probably the best interview of my life so I am very satisfied

  • Also, I slept for 10 hours today so yes it was a great week ๐ŸŒป

  • Submitted and got my first PR for Hacktoberfest merged.

  • For my Where in the World project I figured out how to get history working properly with React Router. I also fixed an issue I had with lazy loading and did some refactoring of the code.

  • Got a new pair of glasses so I can see everything clearly again. ๐Ÿค“


My win was making my first ever substantive open source contributions. It felt like a double win when they were approved and merged!


Got 5 new contributors to my project and finished Text to speech in my app.


I rebuilt the bathroom floor and replaced the toilet in the house we recently bought. Found out the toilet had been leaking, probably for several months. There are a few pictures in the tweet:


Worked through a statement of work to start a new consulting project. Iโ€™ll be helping a client in the education sector update the architecture of their web apps to some newer technology, and showing them the basics of DevOps. Really nice client (Iโ€™ve worked on an iPad app for them before). Iโ€™m grateful for the opportunity.

  • Submitted and got my first PR for Hacktoberfest merged.

  • For my Where in the World project I figured out how to get history working properly with React Router. I also fixed an issue I had with lazy loading and did some refactoring of the code.

  • Got a new pair of glasses so I can see everything clearly again. ๐Ÿค“


My win this week ... well, there were a couple ... but the one that's exciting me most at the moment, and which I will write about soon is figuring out how to load an entire dotnet assembly tree into ClearScript without having to include it in the solution.

So now I can create a folder somewhere, run

nuget install %1 -Framework net46 -Dependency Highest

where %1 resolves to, say, WordPressPCL, and watch all the related packages install. Once that's done I can create a WP.assemblylist file and put the aforementioned folder path in it on line 1 followed by the topmost DLL name on the second line, e.g.


When I run my ClearScript-enabled CLI, it loads WordPressPCL.DLL and all its dependencies into the JavaScript engine and lets me do stuff like

var client = new WP.WordPressPCL.WordPressClient("http://demo.wp-api.org/wp-json/");

I can see all kinds of possibilities for this to extend the reach of the CLI exe without amping up the size of the core EXE.


I got my first online tech talk published on youtube and over 300 people watched it! ๐Ÿ™ƒ



Mhm, this week has been awesome. My contributions to this wonderful community basically exploded
and then when I thought it couldn't get any better, Chris Coyier himself said he loved my post. Just Awesome! Thanks @DEV

Chris Post


Booked my 4th trip to Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต:


I created a PR to fix a bug in Vuetify (one of the, if not the, biggest Vue.js UI frameworks) and it was MERGED!

It was a relatively small PR/fix but given how massive and widely used the framework is I'm pretty pumped to have been able to contribute.


Realising - holy crap! - I have around 7.5k followers on this platform! How on earth did that happen??

Publishing my last article:

OH, and learning that I'm going to be a PUBLISHED POET!


I started a refactor of my favorite app using new knowledge and skills! (I have trouble starting things that seem like big projects sometimes, so this is huge for me.)


This week I recieved my Certified SAFeยฎ 4 Practitioner (SP)!


Congrats. I went to a one day SAFe training (followed by two days of planning) last week. It was intense. This thing is not a joke :D


Yeah I got thrown in the deep end my first week in it haha


With our team we fixed a very tricky concurrent update transaction bug after 4 PR (and 3 regressions of courses).

I can go in peace now... !

(learned so much about how transactions work, those kind of bugs force you to go dive into obscure and magic documentations...)


๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ

I reached 100% coverage in Gwion

๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿพ

I know it's not a real thing, but I think it will be pretty helpful for future refactorings ๐Ÿ˜„

  • Finally added some survival mechanics to my personal project (For years its just been database systems)
  • My work project, Stela, is finally on Apple Arcade!
  • I had my first class of Japanese lessons after a year hiatus!

Getting ICEcoder v7.0 released, has been 2 years since last release. Community seem to really like it so that's cool! :-)



I started implementing user accounts into ColtXP!!!!!! Which means I started learning about Vue/Nuxt and Firebase authentication and user flow!


Solving a technically complex problem by not giving up even though I told myself I would multiple times...


Just published the latest tutorial in my build-your-own-JS-framework-series! ๐Ÿ˜


Starting up blogging againโ€”right here at Dev.to! It felt better than I expected.


My biggest win this week was to win over ten new customers in one week and satisfy them


Finally getting freelance jobs after consistently applying for 3 months x'D


Going from ~100 to 500 followers...
I'm happy that what I wrote is important enough to trigger people to click that follow button. That encourages me to write more...


I got user access I need to actually be able to SSH to the server I need to do my job (3 months later) lol


First workshop in a conference at "Paris Web" about my webpack workshops.



Figuring out how to clear the annoying Catalina update badge notifications: dev.to/krnsk0/turn-off-macos-badge...


We finally started to work on the standard library of a language I was working on solo, and about 4 new contributions popped up from the void!


Two or three weeks ago, I talked about my bass part.
Today, I had the final performance.
It went well! :)
That's all.

  • Started learning LaTeX for my dissertation
  • I wrote a new blog post
  • I remembered to smile, and managed 7 days of meditation using Headspace :)

I've kept up with the daily SQL challenges that I started publishing a little over a week ago. I still have a ways to go (only on day 9 so far) but it's been fun.


I finished hacktoberfest, that was a huge win for me! Also, I've managed to get 100% test coverage on most of my open-source projects. Now it'll be much easier to work on them in the future.


I made my first ever contribution to open source. Loved the experience!


I opened 2 PRs for Hacktoberfest! Also the first golang project I've contributed to.


Finished first month at Flatiron School Bootcamp and passed my Ruby GEM CLI portfolio project TODAY. Exciting day.โ˜บ
Take a look: Weather Ferret


not getting angry when someone told me that unit tests are more or less pointless.


I finally started that website I promised my sister for her photography business!


Took an entire day to fix a bug in Spring Webflux. ๐Ÿฅบ

It's hard to move from imperative programming to reactive programming, but I'm finally beginning to understand Project Reactor. Yaay!


Honestly, just getting any work done while I was sick lol


I signed my new contract at a company as a Software Developer! Looking forward to learning a lot of new things :)

  • Finished my first #Hacktoberfest and waiting for the 17th to collect the loot >:)
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