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

All wins count — big or small 🎉

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 😄

Have a great weekend!


Discussion (55)

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Ekaterina Vujasinović

I work for a small software development company DITDOT and we have released our open source project we worked very hard on It's a form generator built with Vue you can use to create multi-step conversational forms, surveys, quizzes and you can integrate it into your site or app.

The guys did 99.99% of the job, but I'm still super proud of 0.01% I've contributed (it was my first open source contribution ever!) and it's great to be the part of the open source community. Here's another demo

So, support us and give us a star on GitHub or contribute. I'll buy you a coffee next time you're in Croatia :)

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Matthieu Cneude • Edited

Many people seem interested in my book 📙 Buiding Your Mouseless Development Environment.

50+ signup to my newsletter this week and, more important, many questions and encouragements from wonderful developers! 🥰

My motivation went through the roof 🌠

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Alexandru-Dan Pop

Got away from vacation mood and started writing articles again.

Also got 500 twitter followers. 😊

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Ben Halpern


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Christian Kaisermann

Landed an offer to work abroad, rewrote my resumé, and added more (un)needed easter-eggs to my website 📺

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Matthieu Cneude
  1. Your website is really cool.
  2. You're a man of good taste if you have a playlist beginning with Aquatic Ambiance from DKC.

Love it! Great job.

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Christian Kaisermann

Thanks, Matthieu 😁 !

It indeed deserved the first place in that playlist, it's so soothing ✨

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Great website, man.

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Doaa Mahely
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Vitor Paladini

Updated my LinkedIn, resumé, and website in order to apply to a certain front-end position 👀

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Website looks good! By the way, the links for the hashtags/categories on your articles are incorrect, should've been preceded with /t/, just a heads up.

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Vitor Paladini

Hey briwa, thanks! I'll fix it up 🐛

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Maxim Chechenev

Made my very first webinar (teaching HTML, CSS) for ~100 people yesterday, that was a great experience.

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Marko Kruljac • Edited

I received my Beloved Comment badge and was featured in Top 5 DEV Comments from the Past Week.

But a more important victory, people in my engineering departement have been doing great recently.

Junior devs have grown to become middle levels. By now they all have a couple of successful projects under their belts, they have learned a lot and even had time to write some great articles on about psalm, react hooks cheat sheet and even about The basics of using the delegation pattern.

Middle levels are taking on more and more responsibility and are slowly walking down the path towards seniority and leadership. They are already very strong individually and in time, will make great technical leaders. I am really proud of them, they have great potential.

Our top talent senior engineers who left us in April, considering a career change after their 5 year mark, decided to return back to us this week. This victory is special to me, it is a statement about the culture in our organization and a very positive feedback signal.

My little "agenda" in all of this, is that I can take my vacation starting today, knowing that operations will continue to run smoothly while I'm away. Getting to this point was hard, but feels extremely liberating now.

Dear team members, thank you 😊

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I am Schulz

Started a new job \o/

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Shannon Crabill

I coded for fun this week! It felt like it had been a while.

I built Candy Crush following Ania Kubów's tutorial

GitHub logo scrabill / candy-crush

Candy Crush build with Javascript, CSS and a whole lot of sugar

And made a palindrome checker from scratch.

GitHub logo scrabill / palindrome-checker

Insert a string and see if it's a valid palindrome.

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Ashutosh Kumar

Gave my 1st interview of life, was grilled on Java :)
It was a great experience giving an online interview. I do need to learn alot of things from the interview's point of view. Dev's posts helped me alot for preparation !!

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Today, I published my first article.

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Shani Fedida

I finished working on my post which started as just translating to english and become a major rewrite.
And got 3000+ views. 😊
Write clean code without loops

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Btara Truhandarien • Edited

Moved cities for a new job! (and for personal reasons) Definitely excited

On a smaller scale:

  • put in some work for my hobby project
  • made a blog post on my github hosted website about financial investing
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Vitor Paladini

Thanks, Ramit! A friend of mine designed it and I built it with Gatsby :)

Thread Thread
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Christian Kaisermann

May I say that you and your friend have a really sensible taste for fonts?

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speaking of "Cleaning your house...", last week, I channeled my inner Marie Kondo and refactored a ton of code. Felt much better than actually cleaning the house. These days I feel more accomplished when I remove code rather than adding 🤔 Anyone relate ?

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Vicente G. Reyes

Here's my win for the week. I saw one of these electric scooters when I was deployed in Singapore for work in 2015 and really wanted to buy one ever since. But because of the crappy jobs and expenses here and there, I wasn't able to save up to get one of these. 😄 And it finally arrived early this week. 😆😆😆

Side story on the paparazzi photo: I bumped into one of my village friends in the bank before buying foods and the next day, he sent me this. 😆 😆 😆

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Jérémie Astor

Had a few members in my team!!
I now have to make it responsive 😄

By the way, I'd really like lot of people reacting on Gwion development, so if you're interested, let me know!

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Junxiao Shi • Edited

I convinced an experienced coder to resolve all the warnings on a big project made by a group of rookies, and the coder wants to award me a medal for the convincing skill.

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Jordan Kicklighter

Finally wrote another post for here/blog after wanting to get back to writing for over a year :)

If anyone likes VueJS and wants to read a somewhat specific article:

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Thew Dhanat • Edited

Created a new repository that demonstrates how I setup my speedlify instance and submitted it to


This tag is for submissions and content related to the GitHub Actions x DEV Hackathon.
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Lawrence Tan 🇸🇬 • Edited

I started my first day at Google and living my dream working in this great company!

First Day

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Henry 👨‍💻

Started my first full time paid dev position!

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Alex Vasilevsky

No.2 Product of the Day on Product Hunt 🥳

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Alexandru-Dan Pop

thank you!

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Samudra Banerjee

Finally getting back to the gym after months in quarantine.

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Ero Stefano

I managed to motivate a coworker. The project is finally progressing again!

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Alex Vasilevsky

2 Product of the Day on Product Hunt 🥳

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Ashley Armstrong

Built a website for a client 4 days after sign-off on the visuals. It’s going live on Monday.

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Eleftheria Batsou

I got 3.4K subs in youtube :)
and 3.7K followers on instagram :)

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Doaa Mahely

Thank you very much!

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My OpenAPI article is one of the weekly top articles on DZone.

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Mirko Vukušić • Edited

Built first Graphql backend server with Postgraphile, Postgres, Node/Express and implemented Google login authentication with role based authorization

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Alvarez García

A project that I directed 5 years ago and was stopped and removed from any priority os getting attention again and I was asked to start managing it again.

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Lukas Polak • Edited

Publishing posts on

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Aaditya Deshmukh

I finished freecodecamp's Responsive web design certification this week! Feels great!

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Zachary Lamb (He, Him, His)

I basically convinced my boss to create a new role for me at my company! 🥳

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Loya Blaise

Starting working with divi theme for the first time and got it installed on

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

I'm back at DEV after a week of vacation and I generally just feel great. Reminder to all: take time off for yourself, it'll make you feel better even after you've returned.

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Mohd Talha

Realign with my work, learnings etc. Past week an unexpected event occurred.

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I tried to explain monads using javascript.

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Sayan • Edited

I've been working to support configuration for TDB v0.4.1. How about everyone else, what projects are you working on?

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Yadunand Kamath • Edited

Published a project on for the first time after a lot of procrastination😅

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I have 2 talks about kotlin and introduction to programming!!!!