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What was your win this week?

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Looking back on your week โ€” what was something you're proud of?

All wins count โ€” big or small ๐ŸŽ‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜„

Happy Friday! I hope you have as good a time this weekend as Tommy Wiseau is having here:

Tommy Wishes you a Happy Friday

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Christina Gorton

I've been on the job hunt for a few months. This week I accepted an offer for a full time role on a team I am really excited about๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐ŸŽ‰

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Congratulations Christina, I'm also looking for jobs/freelance work right now. ๐Ÿคž

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Lynne

My greatest win of the week is starting my journey into this dev world! It is the most excited I've been about a career-changing decision. It is the first time ever that I've written a blog and the first time putting myself out there . . . and it feels good! Thanks so much to the Dev team for allowing me to use your platform to share my progress!

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Harlin Seritt

Best of luck! Use us here if we can help with anything!

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Lynne

Thank you! I appreciate all the help I can get!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

CONGRATS, Lynne! Your cousin, @chrisoncode 's tweet welcoming you to the platform was so great, too. DEV is all about supporting programmers along their journey and encouraging shared-learning โ€” but it certainly doesn't hurt to have a supportive FAMILY too :)

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Madyan ๐ŸŒฑ • Edited
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Juan F Gonzalez

Congrats!! Keep at it!

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Madyan ๐ŸŒฑ

Thanks dude ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Waylon Walker

๐Ÿ‘ First Post! Keep Going.

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Madyan ๐ŸŒฑ

Thanks buddy ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Ben Halpern

Woohoo!

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Jonathan Yeong

My talk "Deep dive into Elixir" for ElixirConf was accepted! It's the first time I'll be speaking at a conference. So definitely excited also very nervous! Any speaking tips would be greatly appreciated!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Yay! That's so cool! I believe I remember you saying on social media that the most recent CodeLand was the first conference you attended, right? Or am I totally imagining that?

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Jonathan Yeong

Great memory! I've been to other conferences, but this was the first distributed conference I've attended. I wasn't sure what to expect, but so happy that I went. I know Elixir Conf is also going to be remote, so hope it has the same community feels.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Ah ok, gotcha! The differences and similarities between IRL and distributed conferences sure are interesting. We're happy you attended also! Hope to read your thoughts on speaking at Elixir Conf here on DEV :)

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Jonathan Yeong

I'll definitely write a blog post! Thanks for the encouragement.

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Harlin Seritt

Congrats. Remember you're talking a bunch of people like yourself who will be interested to know what you have to say! Best of luck!

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Bobby Iliev

I submitted my first image to the DigitalOcean Marketplace and it got accepted! You can now create Laravel Droplets with 1-Click!

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Server Enthusiast

Nice! I already used it actually :D

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Bobby Iliev

That's awesome! Happy to hear that you've already tested it.

I've submitted a new version with a small fix but let me know if you notice any problems in the meantime!

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Andreas

I just got 129 hearts on one single comment! Thanks to this awesome community!! โค๏ธ

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Waylon Walker

๐ŸŽ‰ Looks like it got you a beloved comment badge, if you didn't already have it.

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Andreas

I already had that badge, but never that much positive feedback for a comment ๐Ÿ˜‡

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Nikhil Kumaran S • Edited

Received my first ReactJS and JavaScript badge award from @devteam for my recent blog post
It inspires me to write more blog posts โœ๏ธ and share my knowledge.
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Waylon Walker

๐Ÿ‘ Fantastic work, those are some hot badges to collect!

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Nikhil Kumaran S

Thanks

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

I've loved reading these posts this week!

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Waylon Walker

๐Ÿ™ Thanks for all of the shares BTW. It means a lot to get the notification that I was mentioned in a thepracticaldev tweet!

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Waylon Walker

Thank you!!

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Jatin Rao • Edited

I reached 10000 views mark on Dev.to & It's awesome ๐Ÿคฉ

I'm so glad to be part of so much supportive and inspiring community ๐Ÿ’š

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Happy you're here!

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Joe Beretta

In the end I wrote

#showdev

Show off what you've built!
post about my first ever experience with creating and publishing npm package
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Carlos Magno

I made a simple URL Shortener with NodeJS and ReactJS, I enjoyed building it a lot! Here's the link, by the way: Shmag.

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Waylon Walker

very cool, I tried it out, works great.

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Carlos Magno

Thank you!

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Remi W.

My win this week I have shared on Indie hacker for my project building Eleventy Themes. ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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Idris Rampurawala

I was planning to release this flask boilerplate since a very long time and now it is live. Finally, got the motivation to write about it this week ๐ŸŽ‰

Feels good to have contributed to opensource community ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค๏ธ

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Mike Bybee

I gave constructive criticism of the latest episode of a podcast I listen to (it was on a subject I've focused on pretty intently for the last year+) which, in hindsight, could have been taken much differently (text is dry, especially since my email was a freaking Tolstoy novel).

Instead, one of the hosts emailed me back thanking me, admitted that they were in a rush and winged it without show notes, said I'd be getting a shout-out in the next episode, and asked if I'd like to be a guest doing another episode on the subject!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

This is an awesome story.

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Jesse

I started to earnestly dive into NES game development (in assembly)! I've been reading, taking notes, and working on recreating the game Pong!

I also reduced my time on Twitter and IG last week, and have been steadily replacing that time with books ๐Ÿ“š

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Aaron Eiche

I just finished my Bachelors Degree, and my senior project was building an NES game! It is really fun, and I'm not quite finished with my game. How are you finding Assembly? My background is primarily web development, so it was a pretty huge (and challenging) departure for me.

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Jesse

I really like it, tbh! I think it's cool to talk almost directly to the computer. Assembly is a lot different than what I'm used to as well (LISP languages); it's challenging for sure, so I'm just taking it one step at a time. The community is welcoming, and the content they produce is so unique: their passion is really infectious and it pushes me to keep going ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Jรฉrรฉmie Astor • Edited

I merged my first Pull Request that was not by me since long.
Plus it uncovered a few issues,
all thanks to the user that answered my post asking for help. I hope there'll be others!

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Also I added locations to my (rudimentary) litterate system.

GitHub logo fennecdjay / mdr

MDR, the markdown runner

MDR, a markdown runner

Linux MacOs Windows Line Count

mdr is a small program and markup designed to facilitate documentation and testing.

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I started it to ease Gwion's devellopment but it is not tied in any way to this project.

Let' walktrough... ๐Ÿ˜„

Hello World

let's write our first litterate progam.

Define program structure

hello_world.c

@[[ Includes ]]
int main(int argc, char** argv) {
  @[[ Print ]]
}

Add Headers

As we need the puts function, we need stdio headers.

Includes

#include <stdio.h&gt

Print function

Print

puts("Hello, World!");

Compile

let's compile hello_world.c.

exec: cc hello_world.c -o hello_world

Yes, there should be no output, and that good news.

Check

Let's look at hello_world.c

exec: cat hello_world.c

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char** argv) {
  puts("Hello, World!");
}

That's the content of the source file we generated (and compiled).

Test

Then we run it

exec: ./hello_world

Hello, World!

Do we read Helloโ€ฆ


EDIT: I keep forgetting I can use liquid tags in dev.

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Steven Diamante

I demoed something at work about our team using Java Completable Futures and @Async to order health insurance cards for members in a non blocking fashion. I also went over how to test these non blocking calls by using Awaitility.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Awesome!

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Matthew Epler

I finally got a big feature I've been working on for weeks working in prod!

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kamilliano

Finally started a new job, lost my previous due to liquidation. Initially, I was a bit anxious as this is a much environment that startup, but all people were very welcoming. Probably my most significant win this week was to survive the number of meetings I had to attend or organise and even figure out a small problem with Docker.
Next week I have even more meetings so I am chilling this weekend as much as I can.
Good luck to anyone there, it is a tough time but keep your hopes up and keep applying and learning in your spare time. Don't forget to rest regularly and take care of your brain, as well, by taking regular walks.

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Kushagra Bansal

Ummm....! I published an article about Esolangs . It as something I was working on for some weeks.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„
Also, I recently got started with git. I hope to continue with it.

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Doaa Mahely

Had this week off from work. I imagined Iโ€™d want to sleep and watch tv and movies but what I really wanted to do was something I couldnโ€™t regularly make time for: online learning!

I started working on FCCโ€™s APIs and Microservices certificate and started a React project Iโ€™m excited about.

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Rohit

Due to this Corona thing I was not getting enough clients or projects but finally I got a new client and started a new project of an E-commerce website. This is my biggest project in my freelancing career.

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Andrei Rusu • Edited

I watched the movie Captain Fantastic and it made me disengaged even more with the capitalist ideas of labour. Even the week is an economic construct organized around the idea that in order to have 2 days of rest you need to sell your soul for 5.

I also completed reading Fernando Pessoaโ€™s Book of Disquiet, continued reading from The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, and started reading/listening to Watership Down together with my 8 year old.

Oh and I wrote this:

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

I adored this movie. Really moving and honestly made me think a lot about how I want to raise my kids one day โ€” maybe not exactly like Vigo did in this movie, but I definitely want to borrow certain aspects if I ever decide to have kids.

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Abhishek keshri

Started a new habit of reading Atleast one chapter of a book each day! ๐Ÿ“–
Really feels sense of accomplishment after completing ๐Ÿ“š

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

๐Ÿ’ฏ

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Elango Sundar

Finally i have launched on Postlify api request builder. It is built with React and Redux. It is alternative for Post(WO)Man.

github.com/elangosundar/postlify

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Lawrence Tan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

I've been wanting to work at Google. In Jan 2020, I tried applying for the fifth time, and after COVID-19 hits, I tot that this is not going to be the year but low and behold! I got the offer and accepted it! I am starting my role in Google on 31st Aug! Dream came true! I wrote more about it in this post: dev.to/lawrey/i-m-offered-a-job-in...

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Lex • Edited

I started to clean a abandoned skate park for that everyone can skate in there, also I started to get down more very cool skate tricks, I finished a repo with a little BashScript to improve the Termux app, I started a telegram channel in which I share BashScript hints and useful snippets of code, I recycled trash and with that started to make a very cool project using trash and Arduino, and today I bathe early ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘ and almost I forget I become this week in lacto vegetarian, I have like 4 days without eat meat

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Peyman Eskandari

I finally wrote my first post on DEV. It's going to be the first of many ๐Ÿคž

dev.to/p3yman/how-to-be-a-good-jun...

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KHALID ISMAIL

Contribute to first opensource project and making my first pull request

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Wow, nice!!

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Carlos Felix

Published my first post here on dev.to today :)
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Vitor Paladini

This week I had brief success on my first yoga arm balance pose.

I'm really not into becoming super buff but is great to see some improvement on my upper body strength ๐Ÿ˜„

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Swastik Baranwal

70 followers on GitHub!

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Killian Frappart

This week I discovered how cool is the Dev community! I feel like there are so many things to learn from you all ๐Ÿ˜‡

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

โค๏ธ

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Andre Horstmann

I got accepted for a devops position in the space industry :-)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

amazing!

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Vicente G. Reyes

I setup my 2nd monitor and feels so gooooood ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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Ehsan Azizi • Edited

I made a weather app with React and Typescript
Here is the Live Demo

GitHub logo esnz / reactweather

Weather App built with React

ReactWeather

Weather App built with React. Live Demo

Tech Stack

React, Typescript, Redux, StyledComponents

Getting Started

First you need an API key from OpenWeatherMap, you can get one by creating an account on their website. After you got your API key, create a .env file at root directory, copy the line below to the file and replace YOUR_KEY with your OpenWeatherMap API Key.

REACT_APP_WEATHER_API_KEY=YOUR_KEY

Finally clone this repository, install dependencies and run the local server

git clone https://github.com/esnz/reactweather.git
cd reactweather
npm install
npm start

Credits

OpenWeatherMap (Weather data API)

Teleport Public APIs (Place suggestion API)

Icons8.com (Weather icons)




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Kelvin Liang

I finished my first take-home project and finished on time this week.

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Ashish maurya

I completed a full stack eCommerce website using MERN stack from scratch and i feel good about it.

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Constantine
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Michael Messerli

Getting back into Flutter development and launched Built with Flutter to let app devs showcase their creations

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Frederik ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ปโžก๏ธ๐ŸŒ Creemers

I had a week off work this week, and I spent it diving back into Swift, starting to write a mac app that I may or may not ever finish, but I've really enjoyed myself.

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Odunayo Ogungbure

Implemented DNS verification feature on a project

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David Ojeda

I finished the #100DaysOfCode challenge!!!

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Ian Rathbone

Two appraisals done for my team (still a fair few to go!!)

Two big workshops completed to strategise some Azure cloud migrations

A ton of pipelines work for true DevOps practice

Progress!!

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Mohammad Raufzahed

I write my first Website with Flexbox

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Andrew McIntosh

Wrote my first Go code.

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Helder Burato Berto

First week as a front-end developer working full-time using Doom Emacs.

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Daniel Medina

I started learning VueJS! So far itโ€™s been amazing.