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What was your win this week?

Gracie Gregory (she/her)
Content Manager @ DEV. "You know what this sentence needs? An Em dash!" - Me to Me
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Happy Friday!

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

All wins count — big or small 🎉

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Landing a new job
  • Reaching a new level on your favorite game... or whatever else might spark joy ❤️

Have a great weekend!

Rainbow Time

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Rita Correia

Finaaaaaaally deploying my portfolio website! I finally have something decent to showcase my projects self high-five

ritacorreia.co/

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Hunter Peress

Your story is told in a very creative way!!! I did a bit of inspect and very creative use of classes for those anims ! class="typewriter-has" ;-)

Would love to see a post on how you got that done...no pressure just an idea? Congratulations!

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Rita Correia

Thanks Hunter! I used an npm package for that effect, it would've taken me ages to do otherwise

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hinman hanred

Which course did you mean when you said this "I graduated from a JavaScript and React Development course with General Assembly to further deepen my skills." ?

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Rita Correia

I took the JavaScript course at General Assembly In the last weeks we learnt React too:

generalassemb.ly/education/javascr...

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FredrickNarshChluba

Your portfolio had great UID

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Bernard Baker • Edited

Well done. I built mine when I first learnt React. Super slick site.

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Rita Correia

Thanks Bernard! Same, I was waiting to know a bit more React to do mine so I build it with Next.js

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James Sinkala

Loved it. 👏

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Rita Correia

Cheers James!!

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Ilias Trichopoulos

Good job, very clean, me likes :D

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Rita Correia

Thanks so much Ilias! Glad you like it

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Kiev Andres

Nice work!

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Rita Correia

Thanks Kiev!

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Doaa Mahely

That's a super clean website 🔥 well done

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Rita Correia

Thanks Doaa!! ☺️

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craignicol

Not necessarily a win for this week, but my appraisal is coming up, and unlike last year, I've been bullet journalling my work notes, so pulling out my achievements and challenges for the year was soooo much easier than last year.

Recommendation to you all : journal, and put your tasks in your journal. Future you will thank you.

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Ilias Trichopoulos

I've been journaling my daily work (and life) for about 2 years now, it has proven extremely useful. At work, I can always have a list of things I worked on to prove how I spent my time, in case someone asks. In life, it helps me fight the inner chatter in my head that says that I haven't done enough things today and that I have wasted my time. Visualizing how I spend my time at work and life helps a lot!
Every end of the month I go through the ~30 notes and make a general monthly review of achievements. At the end of the year, I go through these 12 notes for an annual review.

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Luis R. Anaya

I am required to provide a weekly report with weekly accomplishments. It does makes it easier when appraisal time is due. It also keeps him informed minimizing surprises.

And yes, future you will thank you!

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michelledev

Agree makes life so much easier Journaling is a big W!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Totally a win!

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Melissa Heying

Got my first paycheck as a web developer ❤️🎉

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rhymes

congrats!! :-) A million more to come!

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Ilias Trichopoulos

I finally made the research and took a decision on a privacy-centred alternative to Google Analytics for my tiny blog :) I wrote about it in today's blog post ;)

I also integrated the RSS feed from my blog to dev.to so that my blog posts get easily ported here! :win:

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Anja

I graduated as a software engineer 😄

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Jaimie Carter

Got my Graduate Certificate in Computing. At 53 years old. Grad Dip next...

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Paweł Świątkowski

Congrats!

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michelledev

I learned a few new tricks using JavaScript, small win but so worth it.
And I laughed a lot this week, always a Win when I can laugh at least one time a day.
Score.

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Hunter Peress

Curious about the tricks! Javascript is a very interesting language with a lot of history, and yet is constantly evolving. The more I learn, the more I realize there is so much more to learn!😊

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Laughter is the best win of all ❤️

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raddevus • Edited

Completed and published the paperback version of my kindle book Learn HTML5, JavaScript, CSS Launch Your Dev Career Volume 1. Getting the cover right and getting the KDP software to work took a long time.

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Arek Nawo

Maybe I should save this for the next week, but I've finished working on my first ever product and I'm super pumped! Think many of you guys will love it when it comes out! Stay tuned for the release. 😀

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Darren Fuller

A bit of Python which asynchronously downloads data from an API. But which also uses queues and worker process functions to throttle the query rate so as to not overload their systems (and so I don’t end up with a load of 429 responses). At the end it parses all the XML response data into csv. Used it to download 2.5 years worth of data (can only query one day at a time) to unblock a colleague.

I’ve used the aiohttp library before a lot, but this is the first time I’ve been happy with the throttling process as well.

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Hunter Peress

All your data are belong to us ;-) Congratulations!

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Darren Fuller

Oh, and it’s the first time I’ve blogged in a few years, so happy to be trying to get back into writing more content.

aizoo.info/post/bringing-azure-dat...

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Christopher Wray

Realizing that I love running my own company and I don’t need a job.

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Justin Maximillian Kimlim

I started and am developing a next level markup language, called AbstractMark. It's developed based on MarkDown but AbstractMark will support Syntax and features that Markdown doesn't support. For example, AbstractMark will supports styling syntax and css usage.

GitHub link: github.com/abstractmark/abstractmark

Btw, AbstractMark not only need contributors, but also mantainer!

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James Sinkala

My last post. Published it and went to sleep, woke up to it trending. I appreciate that fellow devs find my contribution useful to them somehow.

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luisguillermobultetibles

Las he tenido peores, pero siempre hay algo positivo; en programación aprendí algunas cosas de Typescript y de JS que no sabía que existían; organicé un poco mi vida personal y aprendi a hacer ensaladas con vinagre, cebolla, col y tomates. Espero que la que viene sea mejor. Saludos, suerte.

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Paweł Świątkowski

I finally made some progress with my framework for writing JSON-based APIs in Ruby. After ~2 years in irregular development it's approaching ready-to-show state, so maybe soon I'll start a series of blog posts about it.

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Bobby Iliev

I have been posting a short video every day for the past week 🙌

youtube.com/channel/UCQWmdHTeAO0Uv...

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Nice!

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Gulshan Saini

I completed #31Days31Videos challenge. I have shared my experience, challenges and learning in this short post 👇

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Ben Tyler

Listed my first product on Gumroad! A Scoping & Budgeting Tool that helps saves freelancers and consultants time when bidding on a project.

gumroad.com/l/scoped

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Ajayi Emmanuel Tomiwa

I wrote my first article yesterday and it made me want to write more... Here it is

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Kristijan Pajtasev • Edited

Finally finished a post on a topic I was postponing for so long

Lessons learned by teaching kids programming

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Utkarsh Dhiman

I finally achieved custom frontend for Google Forms 😉
check it out here:
dev.to/utkarshdhiman48/custom-fron...

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Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz

I landed a video course on UDEMY :D And that was super cool.
The hard work to create that course really paid off and I feel awesome.
Write all about it here:
ahsanayaz.com/i-cant-belive-udemy-...

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Vaibhav Khulbe

I completed a Gatsby app for production that got me a paycheck! 🤑

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Bernard Baker

A new client reached consensus with the key stakeholders on whether to go ahead with a mobile app 🤸

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Ron

Made an improvement to our event queueing system to add reliability on failed events 🥴🥴

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ShubhamPatel33

Won First Prize at Hack APAC ,MLH Hackathon ,hurray

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Oranda

Released my first Github package, joined Dev.to, and blogged about it! I discovered I enjoy blogging =)

dev.to/codalreef

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Karthik RP

It has been one month since I started my new job.
Ended up sloving two blocker issues for release today.

Felt productive for the first time in my new job. 😊

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Seth Hall

I published my first post on Dev!

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Hachhe

I started in a new job as mobile development!

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James Sinkala

Also, started learning Rust and created a simple game while at it.

GitHub logo FunJeux / guessing-game

A terminal number guessing game made in Rust

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Kimani Maina

I am taking CS50x. This week I completed Problem Set 3.

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Raleigh Harris

I made a twitter bot with python, tweepy & jupyter to encourage people on the 100 days of code. @developer_doge retweets and likes #100daysofcode

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amlan

Finally completed the acloudguru resume challenge.
dev.to/amlana24/a-cloud-resume-bui...

Was a great learning experience.

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Andras Bacsai

Shipped an open-source application!

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Nick

I deployed my first app yesterday!!

pomo-app.com

Still rough around the edges but proud to have deployed something!

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Szechuan SaaS • Edited

Finished my CLI for my bootcamp at flatiron! ;]🔥

here's my github repo for my CLI project in ruby called medit:
github.com/Sharifdesigns22/medit-r...

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Bhupesh Varshney 👾
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Denzel Joy Sugayan

im beginning to learn coding, is that a win?

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Ilias Trichopoulos

Having coding skills is always a good investment for the future.

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Denzel Joy Sugayan

thanks, i just wish someone could be a study partner, learning code is difficult for a beginner.

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Ilias Trichopoulos

Every beginning is hard! I believe nowadays it is easier to start a programming career than it was 10 or 20 years ago. There are so much more good documentation and developer-friendly tools and languages.