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Gracie Gregory (she/her) for The DEV Team

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What was your win this week?

👋👋👋👋

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

All wins count — big or small 🎉

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 😄

Happy Friday!

happy friday!

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Josip Opačić

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!

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Dinakar

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 👍👌

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Nick Taylor

Congrats on your first post!

1st place in Mariokart

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Eka

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.

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Ken Bellows

👏👏👏👏👏 congrats! Hope you keep writing! 🙂

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Shannon Crabill

Yes! That first post is the hardest. Congrats on getting that done. 💪

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Vitor Paladini • Edited on

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! 🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷

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Juan F Gonzalez

Remote working For The Win!!

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MatiasSala

Bienvenidos a Argentina!

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Vitor Paladini

Gracias, hermano!

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Alvarez García

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

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Lisa

My big win this week has to do with one workshop I attended for Codeland 2020—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.

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Davyd McColl

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!

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Nick Taylor

Bobby Moynahan character from SNL saying awesome!

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Bernard Baker

I remember installing node for the first time.

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Karl Taylor

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

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Emmy | Pixi

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 🤞

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Robin Plötzwich

Good luck!

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Emmy | Pixi

Thank you, Robin!

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Nick Taylor

Noice!

Noice!

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Dani Guardiola_

Awesome! Good luck. You got this!

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Lakshya Singh

Good Luck 🙌🏻

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Robin Plötzwich

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

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Rodrigo Mello

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!

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Bernard Baker

Making time to do things like that is awesome 🤸

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Amoury

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

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Bernard Baker

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

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skaytech • Edited on

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!!!

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Dani Guardiola_

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.

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skaytech

True that! Thanks for your note & the follow.

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Dani Guardiola_

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 :)

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Bernard Baker

Nice site. You should look into audio visualisations.

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Dani Guardiola_

Thanks! Any specific reason I should look into that?

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Ami Scott (they/them)

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.

doodle

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

This drawing is making me so happy, haha!

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Karel De Smet

Haha, brilliant! :)

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Nick Taylor

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.

wizardzines.com

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Ami Scott (they/them)

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

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amlan

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

Read it Here

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Jethro May • Edited on

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!

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Nick Taylor

Congrats on your first post!

You did it!

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Shawn Humphreys • Edited on

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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Nawwab Zia

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

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Nick Taylor

Captain America saluting

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Bernard Baker

I remember learning Vue. Fun times.

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Alo

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

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Bernard Baker

Hope you get the job.

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Alo

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

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