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What was your win this week?

graciegregory profile image Gracie Gregory (she/her) ・1 min read


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

All wins count β€” big or small πŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Learning something new at CodeLand:Distributed!
  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy πŸ˜„

Happy Friday!

happy friday!

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The team behind this very platform. πŸ˜„


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I finally got the courage to write my first blog post on dev.to after being a member for 1+ year. It's been an awesome effort, and I really enjoyed it -- along the way I learned new things, figured out that writing posts is waaay harder than writing code, got myself someone more experienced to review it and help me with wording (but not make it formal).

Finally, here it is!


Wow...seeing the words , "writing posts is waaay harder than writing code" I realised I am not the only one.. way difficult than even naming variables..

Btw, congratulations on your first post and keep writing πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ


Congrats on your first post!

1st place in Mariokart


Congrats, may this be the first of many more to come! Yes, writing posts is harder than writing code, but (to me at least) it helps me understand the code with more depth rather than just copying and modifying from documentation/tutorials/code samples.


πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ congrats! Hope you keep writing! πŸ™‚


Yes! That first post is the hardest. Congrats on getting that done. πŸ’ͺ


My wife and I decided to move to Buenos Aires, Argentina! We've been there for our first anniversary and loved the city. It is also not so far from Rio so we expect lots of friends and family visits.

That would never be possible if it weren't for remote working, I'm so excited! πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·πŸ‡¦πŸ‡·


I've just read this in the newsletter, congrats and welcome


Bienvenidos a Argentina!


Remote working For The Win!!


My big win this week has to do with one workshop I attended for Codeland 2020β€”which was awesome! I had to install node and npm on my mac. Node I had at least heard of but npm? Now this might seem like an easy thing to do (or at least in my head this should have been), but apparently my mac and I disagreed.

Going through the nodejs website, it looked like it had installed. Going into my terminal, mac gave a response that boils down to "What in the world are you talking about? You don't have that!" I swear I could hear a raspberry being blown. I tried it again just to be sure that it wasn't just that I had missed something. Another raspberry from the terminal.

Google provided me with an article: blog.teamtreehouse.com/install-nod... . Homebrew. Another never heard of but it made things much simpler. And it got me to the point where when I asked for the version numbers of both npm and node, I got them. Cue happy dance!

Had so much fun in the workshop--even if I have not really played with javascript before.


Now check out NVM to see how easy it is to install node into your profile and (a) keep it up to date as well as (b) switch between versions (to test new versions or because sometimes you may need an older version to figure out why something isn't working for someone else)

Good luck!


I remember installing node for the first time.


The world is now your oyster! I wish you all the best on your coding journey 😊


I had 3 awesome interviews for full time engineering roles this week, one of which was a final round interview and I got awesome feedback from the recruiter. Crossing all my fingers and toes I get good news next week 🀞


Good Luck πŸ™ŒπŸ»


Awesome! Good luck. You got this!


I learned about IoT at CodeLand and got super hyped to try it! I was reminded that sometimes you just need to code for fun and for yourself. I've got some cool stuff coming in the mail so I can try some things out.

I also learned how to upgrade my stick figures in a bunch of ways to make useful informational doodles at one of the CodeLand workshops!

I messed up his arm but we were using pen for the drawings 😭 but here is my star person moving React Native components onto the phone.



This drawing is making me so happy, haha!


The doodles are great! I feel like you probably already know about Julia Evans, but just dropping her stuff here in case you didn’t.



I follow her on Twitter but I always love a reminder go check out what someone awesome has been up to lately! Thank you. 😊


Haha, brilliant! :)


Started to learn GraphQL and build my first service using it. Really enjoying it so far.


I've never been disciplined with my routine and keeping up the practice on coding as a beginner. This week I achieved my longest streak ever of dedicating a substantial and valuable time coding/learning every day. It's no 100 days of code or not even 30 yet, but that's a victory I'm definitely satisfied within myself!


Making time to do things like that is awesome 🀸


My biggest win was that I cleared the CKAD exam and I am now officially a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer! πŸš€ I had been preparing for this exam for more than a month now, so quite happy about it!


That's great. Make sure you post about what you build.


Hey Gracie...

Good to see your Friday post :-) hope you had a great week!
This week, I made good inroads to learning React library. But, more importantly I was running out of time to come up with my weekly article for dev.to.
As I was wondering what to do, I saw a video tweet on an excellent Javascript tip from a fellow developer Simon & collaborated with him to publish my first collaborative post ever!!
Here's the link to the post -> dev.to/skaytech/making-an-argument...

Quiet a few experienced devs told me that it's a great tip. I loved this post because it kind of opened up possibilities of ideating with others & I'm loving every bit of the synergy :-)

Thanks to you guys to have created this awesome platform and kudos to you to have such wonderful speeches by experienced devs all over the world..well done!!!


That's a smart hack! Of course, typescript takes care of this, but if you're using plain JavaScript and don't care about anything other that the argument not being undefined, this is a clever solution!

If you're already type-checking then you don't need this though. So it depends on the specific case.

Anyway, nice! I'll drop u a follow.


True that! Thanks for your note & the follow.


I finally published the website I've been working hard on for the last 3 weeks (my personal website).

I'm still working on it, I wanna rewrite it with Next.js, implement SSR, optimize SEO/social stuff, add a few more sections, etc. But it's out and I can publish content on it already!

So I'm pretty happy about it. Here's the url: daniguardiola.me

Here's an article I wrote about it:

This also marks the start of my new online presence. I've got tons of ideas for interesting articles about things I've done and learned in the past, or that I'm currently working on, and I'm gonna be crossposting here too. Anything from typescript, react, node, etc to more exotic stuff like logical languages, reverse engineering, funny hacks I've come up with in the past, etc.

Follow me if you wanna stay posted! And say hi on social networks :)


Nice site. You should look into audio visualisations.


Thanks! Any specific reason I should look into that?


This week I finally published my first post on dev.to, I was quite happy with how it turned out and cannot wait to publish more posts, check it out!


Congrats on your first post!

You did it!


Since I started learning Kubernetes..was planning to write a post about it. Finally wrote a post on Kubernetes:

Read it Here


My biggest win is that I am in my first week of blogging and already received just under 300 views! My goal is to finish strong tomorrow before the week is over and get to 500 views on my first week! Thank you to everyone in the dev community for pushing me beyond my limits! If you would have told me I would become a blogger years ago, I would of laugh at your face. Now, it has become my favorite task to right next to learning different programming languages!

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Dev.to stats


I finally fixed a lot of animations bugs on the project that I'm working!!


Sounds like it’d make for a great post!


Hmm maybe... but at the end it was just some wrong HTML structure


I learned about the cool interactive and normal rebase command of git which are i must say god level weapons when dealing with version control and will really help me to write better commits and modify my commits easily.


Interactive rebasing is so useful πŸ™‹


Watching CodeLand (though honestly, I just watched for an hour it was greeattt!) and also having a call with my new client and sending them some of my work samples.

Fingers crossed GIF


I've done JAMstack comments on my site utilizing reddit as a comment storage and write a short re-post about it on dev.to. And of course on main job I have progress too πŸ˜„


Got a pre-offer for a Senior Role with only 3 years of start-up experience, final interview next week. Feeling anxious. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»


Hope you get the job.


Hopefully on the next week's wins will give the good news. Thanks Bernard!


I finally installed Ubuntu on my laptop! I've wanted to do it since I got my first laptop back in like 2011, but never ended up making the leap. It finally came time for me to retire my XPS 13 as my daily machine, so I backed up the hard drive and went to town with a clean Ubuntu install.

The story so far: I love it. I'm going to have a lot of fun with this OS.


Linux was the first operating system I ever installed. That was a long time ago.


Get out from comfort zone and started to learn vue.js. Wish me luck🀞


I remember learning Vue. Fun times.


Building the Blog Posts action on Github, which lets you show your latest dev.to posts on your GitHub readme, it also supports several sources such as Stackoverflow. I was really overwhelmed by the response from the community.

Github Repo: github.com/gautamkrishnar/blog-pos...
Blog Post:


This week the students of the full stack web dev bootcamp I teach presented their final projects to industry professionals. I'm very proud of them all! Teaching has filled up my nights and weekends for the last 6 months and I'm going to miss it. It was very rewarding seeing all they've learned and accomplished.


Hi everyone πŸ‘‹

Mine had to be getting a video streaming app up and running βŒ›

An app I built for a client has a tutorial and you can select one of the options which is a demonstration video. The video is nearly 100 MB. So the file downloads before playback starts πŸ₯Ί

This was a blocker for me πŸ˜₯ and a show stopper for the end users and client. But it was the creative problem solving that I'm proud of πŸ˜ƒ

I also found out that I've contributed to the Artic Vault. And a winning hackathon team I'm part of has a partnership opportunity 🀸


After two and half years of teaching my self development and after failing in 15 interviews within the last 6 month, i finally joined the DEV team in my company and got assigned to big project that suits my ambience

Never give up.........


I started my First Job as Software Developer Intern On Monday and Made a Resignation mail On Tuesday😁.

And Felt that so much is left to learn and rather then working 9-5 would love to be Independent.

Also I took a break from fast life played game with friends for the complete week and Recovered my Mental State😁...

Now I realised how good life is just simple step to do is enjoy the processπŸ™ƒ, don't Hussle

" I am a Life Long Learner "


I had vacation and got to work on my open source projects which resulted in my first ever Patreon supporter and a GitHub sponsor πŸ₯³ So cool to get support from the internet 😎

I am now an artist / creator 😜


A few for me this week!

  • Learnt how to run WordPress locally using Laravel/Valet - allowed me to clear out all the baggage that come with running Laravel/Homestead.

  • Close to committing a major style update to my portfolio.

  • By 5pm tomorrow our back garden will officially be complete after the landscaper finishes some bits and bobs.


Like many others in the comment section,
I too became a post writer from a long time post reader. Though, unlike other's post, it might not be of much use because it is really basic stuff which almost everyone knows.
However, the journey was worthwhile of revising it several times before publishing. πŸ‘


Become International Speaker this week because of Codeland Distributed & Awesome DEV platform πŸ˜€βœŒοΈ


I just published my first blog post :) working on more interesting articles and hopefully some tutorials soon, but hopefully this one is useful for many people.



I managed to solve a task as a part of a technical interview for a position. Altough I was going through some really hard circumstances on the personal side of my life.
Am really proud of myself, altough I haven't received Tha feedback yet but am so happy that I have FOCUSED, solved it, and sent it to the recruiter.


After talking about it for months, I finally wrote a guide for property-based testing in JavaScript πŸŽ‰

Super relieved to finally publish it.


Vacation and CodeLand!


They both sound awesome.


I started learning Rust 2 weeks ago, and I made a tool which fixed a common headache in pentesting!

And now it has over 800 stars πŸŽ‰

GitHub logo brandonskerritt / RustScan

Faster Nmap Scanning with Rust

Turns a 17 minutes Nmap scan into 19 seconds.
Find all open ports fast with Rustscan, automatically pipe them into Nmap

AUR version GitHub commit activity

πŸ”§ Cargo (Universal)



Kali / Debian

cargo install rustscan yay -S rustscan-bin brew tap brandonskerritt/rustscan && brew install rustscan Read the install guide

πŸ€” What is this?

  1. Find ports quickly using Rustscan (8 seconds at its fastest).
  2. Automatically runs nmap on those ports.
  3. ???
  4. Profit!
Name ⚑ Nmap with RustScan ⚑ 🐒 Nmap 🐒
Gif The guy she tells you not to worry about You
Time 39 seconds 17 minutes and 41 seconds

Note This is an older gif. RustScan's current top speed is 8 seconds for all 65k ports. This gif is 26 seconds.

RustScans only job is to reduce the friction between finding open ports and inputting them into nmap.

✨ Features

  • Scans all 65k ports in 8 seconds (on 10k batch size).
  • Saves you time by automatically piping it into Nmap. No…


Met a lot of new folks, and attended my first ever conference! I'm getting out of my shell and gaining new perspectives. Looking forward to the next one!


My first conference was Flash on The Beach.


Got my four weeks of consistent blogging badge from dev.to 😊😊😊.


Created an entirely new way of calling with Twilio for my company’s in house CRM. You can use just your cell phone, you don’t need an internet connection, and it still records all the data in Twilio!


I ran a workshop at CodeLand:Distributed! It was the first time I presented at a conference, and it was a great experience.

Thanks so much for the support from the DEV team and the attendees 😊


I sat down, and I wrote for my book.

Then, I wrote more.

Then, writing again.

I like writing πŸ˜ƒ


I finally finished writing my first blog post after weeks of writing, editing and rewriting.


Finally finished the note taking part for my notes app && notes website.


Had some real breakthroughs with Python!


Worked on SEO for my blog...quite interesting to learn new things. πŸ˜ƒ


After fearing GUI development for a very long time and also after a long period of unproductivity, I finally sat down to program. It's a simple image viewer :D