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What was your win this week?

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

Another week is coming to a close!

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
  • Getting some exercise... or whatever else might spark joy ❤️

I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Bobby Iliev

My open source eBook on how to get started with Bash scripting got 1k stars on GirHub during the first week after its release 🙌

github.com/bobbyiliev/introduction...

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Jen Miller

congrats, that's pretty cool!

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Bobby Iliev

Thank you Jen!

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Maulik

Congratulations. It's a big achievement

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Bobby Iliev

Thank you! I appreciate that!

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Nasratullah Talash

Hey, nice work thanks.
Which software did you use for writing this ebook???
It is nice 😊

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Bobby Iliev

Thank you for the feedback! I used a PHP cli script called Ibis, it is opensource and you can use it to generate light and dark mode exports of your eBooks:

github.com/themsaid/ibis

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Alvaro Montoro

After 15 years in the technical side as a developer, I jumped into a management position.

It won't be the first time for me to lead a team, but it will be the first time I have direct reports in a "non-technical" position. Looking forward to the challenge and the new tasks.

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Elio Struyf

Good luck! Did a similar move this year, but I still miss most of the code part. Think that is why I started doing a lot more projects on the side to keep me busy and connected.

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Charanjit Chana

I do the same. Giving up development was always the downside but over the course of the past 5 years it happened organically and lead me to where I am.

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Alvaro Montoro

Thanks! I'm both excited and nervous. Any tips after you went through a similar process?

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Yay! Congrats to you!!

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Alvaro Montoro

Thank you! 😊

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Senja Jarva

Well done Alvaro! Huge congrats on the new position! 🥂

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Charanjit Chana

Did the same recently, with about the same amount of experience behind me! What a coincidence.

Good luck with the new challenge!

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Alvaro Montoro

Thanks! Congratulations and good luck to you too :)

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Maulik

I donated blood :) It made me happier and satisfied

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Deepak Vijay Agrawal

I learnt and implemented that how to fetch an self created API in JS using 'async await'
and was able to display content of API on UI using react component.
It felt great because First time I was able to connect frontend with backend 🚀🐧🤗
Yay

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Adrian Bece

Got my first "Buy me a coffee" donation for my open-source Gatsby font loading plugin, alongside a very kind and supportive message!

github.com/codeAdrian/gatsby-omni-...

Gestures like that really make the whole effort worth it!

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Shivanthi Fernando

I got my hacktoberfest 2020 badge and I'm really excited about it. This is my first badge in Dev and wanna collect more badges in near future.

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Senja Jarva

Me too! (Althoug it's my second badge, but it still feels so amazing! 🤩) I want to collect more badges too! 🥳

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Shivanthi Fernando

Wow great 🤩

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Michelle Tan

Happy Friday! I got to know about Advent of Code this year and manage to solve 2 puzzles, moving on to the 3rd puzzle and more...

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Saloni Goyal

Yes its super cool. I also got to explore it after seeing Ben's post.

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Michelle Tan

Too cool, I wish I knew about this earlier. I love how the little puzzle story is unfolding as well!

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Kimberlee Johnson

Nice job, keep it up!

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Nitya Narasimhan

I had two big wins this week if you look at it that way - both are labors of love and I learned (and will learn) a lot in the process which makes me happy!

First - we finally get to kick off a series of free online workshops on visual storytelling run by some creative community folks!! I am a long-time fan of sketchnoting and especially in 2020 I think it's key to have these outlets for self-care and introspection. In any case, I wrote about it here:
dev.to/azure/visualizeit-a-free-on...

Second - I launched a #100DaysOfCode effort to learn Kotlin and share my learning in public from basics to cloud integrations. And what really made me happy was discovering the mkdocs static site generator and its material-mkdocs theme and realizing that it was perfect for my needs. I just launched my kotlin.fyi site and hope to write about my mkdocs experience in a post very soon to share here.

It's a good day and I want to treasure this.

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Gautham Vijayan

Finally got my college email id from nitt.edu and applied for github student pack.
Once its approved I am gonna go balls deep into software development with react and testing with browserstack for absolutely free.

Browserstack is a superb product to use for testing our websites.

I am also going to get three domains for free with the pack.

Decided to create a gatsby blog also with the free domains.

Wanted to learn video editing so, I started to learn video editing this week with davinci pro and now I know a lot about the basics of video editing.

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cupOfCode

Hey that sounds awesome.
Might be worth looking into if your uni does student creative cloud licenses, I know premier pro is an amazing tool to have

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Dana Ottaviani

I accepted a job offer! 🎉

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Thomas Bnt

Congrats ! ☕👏🏼

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Awesomeness! Congrats, Dana!

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Furukawa Fukka

refactored my code... without breaking the test 😃

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Aleks Popovic

I got a new job as a React developer, I reached 10 000 total post views on dev.to and I gained over a 100 subscribers on my YouTube channel. Getting all the positive feedback really motivated me to continue working on my projects, writing and filming. It also gave me an oportunity to connect with a lot of amazing people from the community.

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P. Mergey

Yesterday, I finally achieved to release a first free version of a language localization pack for OpenCart that I had been working on for over a year...

😊

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Peter Witham

It's one of those 'Little things' weeks that made the difference.

  • Finally added podcast link to my site navigation, unforgivable that it took me this long.
  • Discovered how to add SwiftUI modifiers based on conditions.
  • Updated all software on all machines in the house.
  • Remembered to check Dev.to more often than I have been.
  • Fixed DNS resolution on some email problems.
  • Completed all 4 chapters in Diablo 3 season 22 :)

Now it's time to make some content over the weekend and share the love of knowledge with everyone.

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Vaibhav Dwivedi

I made my project, Learningin.tech, a fully open source resource. Everyone can now contribute to it and start diving into the world of open source.

Wrote about it here as well - dev.to/thevediwho/how-to-start-con...

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Gary Bell

I had a day off without something going wrong in production. Nearly two years of stabilising the current platform and writing support processes for the common things.

It's not that things would always go wrong, but with this year being strange, it was always a concern

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Jen Miller

My friends and I create our second set of videos!
The first set was focused on Auth0 but this one was based on my blog series about contracting. It was a lot of work but super fun too,


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Elio Struyf

Always great to think back to what you did this week.

  1. Created a couple of new stickers for my sticker store pimpyourowndevice.com
  2. My partner came up with the idea to print your own GitHub commit history. So I implemented some serverless magic in our store to be able to do this.
  3. Created a new version of my VSCode FrontMatter extension which allows you to make it easier to manage your Markdown articles. The latest version comes with a new panel for easier command execution and tagging. You can check it out here: VSCode Front Matter.
  4. Started creating a new presentation about how to make dynamic sites with static site generators.

Think that is it for this week. This was a great week.

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mafflerbach

I am a software developer, and I switched the department. In my old team we are using php ( i am a php dev for over 10 years), but in my new team we are developing in java.
How ever, this week it was the first time i felt confident in what i am doing, and closed 3 Stories. Yes - they was maybe tiny and litle bugs for others, but it felt amazing to proceed "so fast" with a story, in comparison to the last month of learning and understand whats going on and begging for help on nearly every mini problem in configuration and setup and deploy)

The second thing is/was. I switched my window manager and smoothing out my genereal workflow and invest time in som shell scripts to automate some steps in my daily work.

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Saloni Goyal

Started a book I have been putting off for some time now -- The Intelligent Investor.

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Eduardo Cookie Lifter

Wow at the gif!! 😮 😖😃😎👍

My win of the week happened late last night when I was trying to implement a navbar with a dropup content box, so youd have “hidden links” for a category within. Had to use a toggle button. And for mobile, it had to be a “dropup” instead of a “dropdown”, mainly because my navbar would be located at the bottom 😀and for desktop view it had to be within a bar to the left on a vertical (column) fashion.

After copying and pasting code from the internet, I succeded, but it felt more like I created a hack or a “work-around”, and also felt like I had a bunch of unnecessary code.

So I started again, reviewed the CSS from W3School, and started the Javascript from scratch. Again I was able to do it completely (first time I didnt went for the sidebar) The story here is that I was able to understand the Javascript and didn’t copied and pasted functions from the wild, I managed to “somehow” understand the concepts I consulted from the internet and adopted it successfully to my needs! 🚀

Special thanks to: youtu.be/54ioUruxkOw & youtu.be/IvQI49DMKuk for keeping me sane and in the mood. 🤘👍💪

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Dean Nguyen

I am studying algorithms in college and after struggling with it I finally grasped some fundamental concepts.

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Kimberlee Johnson

Great job, Dean! I'll be taking an algorithms course next semester, and seeing you post this is inspiring, reminds me it's possible to get through the struggle.

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Dean Nguyen

Thanks for the nice comment! This semester hasn't been that great for me so far but it's getting better gradually and I think I will become a better computer scientist after all this struggle. Are you a first year?

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Kimberlee Johnson

Yes! I'm about to finish my first semester of intro to C++. I'm doing it part time while I work, and I keep telling myself the same, that this will make me better!

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Dean Nguyen

That's great that you can gain experience while studying! I'm studying full time sadly and schoolwork is just a bit too much for me take on an internship rn.

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Kimberlee Johnson

I can't imagine working while studying full time! I'm lucky to be able to do it in parts, once class at a time.

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Ankit Kumar

I am trying helping developers around the world by solving creating youtube videos. They post their problems in comments, I try to solve it first at my end, if I successfully solve it, then help them by creating video on the problem and solution.

Here is the channel link - youtube.com/c/TechTalksWithAK

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Kunal Makwana

Not a win but I had taken break from coding for a week in this quaratine time period. The coding sessions and all the project load from the college was getting very hectic. After taking a week off and resting, my mental health is much better and I feel motivated again. Hope everyone is doing their best.

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Fum

I finally got around to making my first game, something I've always wanted to do! I used the open source game engine Godot which I highly recommend to anyone interested in game dev. I put together a simple game to submit for the itch.io Game off 2020 contest. The game is nothing special but just glad to have finally got started with game dev :)

You can see and download the game here. Also wrote about my experience of making my first game on my blog.

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Vineeth

Started curating a list of questions which can come handy when preparing for FAANG interviews. I am going through LeetCode, HackerRank and GeeksForGeeks. Hopefully it might be of help to someone...

github.com/VinnieM/Popular-DS-Ques...

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Hemanth Krishna

Developed an Online Cryptic Hunt for people to play, so far 1.5k players from all around the world are enjoying it! Really is a win when you build something, people enjoy it and give feedbacks.

Enigma 7.0

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Charanjit Chana

Started and finished a slide deck on image conpression, something that will benefit the team in presenting to greatly I think. It’s not something I’ve had enough time to sit down to do for a while so carving that time out this week was a massive win for me!

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JC Smiley

Finished a quick project to build a slot machine web app to practice React. From start to finished in designing, developing, deploying to Netlify, and creating a READ.me on GitHub.

You can play at: smiley-slot-machine.netlify.app/
Look at the code: github.com/jcsmileyjr/slotmachine

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Mateusz Podlasin

I've finally started my YouTube channel about JavaScript, React and functional programming! 💪

youtube.com/channel/UCF0RK6CA9wpxV...

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Ridhik Govind

Hey everyone ! This week I made an app to create beautiful Cover Images for your blogs. Its called "PrettyCover". Please do give it a look. Thanks :)

ridhikgovind.github.io/PrettyCover/

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Eleftherios Psitopoulos

I started making YouTube videos after two years! This time I am determined to keep it up! 💪👨‍💻

I started by doing codemas videos, something like vlogmas, but with code.

I chose to do it like this because I want to stretch myself to find new topics everyday and push myself to continue.

Finding ideas is hard, so, I would appreciate your input, or any other feedback you may have!

youtube.com/channel/UCtsHhuTXI-Rsc...

When I put the setup together, I figured a similarity between doing videos, and programming:
frontend backend bakebird

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Stanislav Kozlovski

Writing my new article on the intricacies of unit testing in Kotlin!

dev.to/enether/kotlin-unit-testing...

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Taranpreet Kaur Dhiman

I got Hacktoberfest 2020 Completion Badge!

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viniciussantana6

After my decision to make a career transition from commercial side of a huge pharma company to a Cloud Solutions Architect position, I finally started my learning path from zero, it is not an easy thing, I know, but I'll achieve this. I am familiar with the tech / dev world once I was from IT team before to become part of the business team. I am very happy!!!

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Liviu Lupei

Reaching 10.000 active customers for our intelligent test automation cloud platform. 🎉

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Andrea Salicetti

I wrote my very first post on DEV.

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Vaibhav Bhavsar

Accepted a handsome job offer in well reputed Fintech Company!

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Amr Elmohamady

I wrote 7 articles after 2 weeks of blogging in dev.to and I reached 2,600 Total post views and 90 New Followers

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Shahjada Talukdar

Uploaded one Youtube video

Deploy NodeJS/Express app to Heroku in less than 5 Minutes 🎯

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Ronan D'Souza

Developed my own open-source project after a hiatus (a long one 😁).

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Keypirinha plugin for tldr pages.

keypirinha-tldr

This is keypirinha-tldr, a tldr pages plugin for the Keypirinha launcher. Now, experience the comfort of navigating console commands in tldr pages right from your favourite launcher.

keypirinha-tldr

Install

Managed

The easiest way is to use the Install Package command of PackageControl by @ueffel (must be installed manually)

Install Package "tldr"

Manual

  • Download tldr.keypirinha-package from the releases page.
  • Copy the file into Keypirinha\portable\Profile\InstalledPackages (Portable mode) OR%APPDATA%\Keypirinha\InstalledPackages (Installed mode)

Usage

This plugin adds the following items to the Catalog. These items can be accessed by entering any of the keywords in the item name.

  • tldr: Search

    Select this item to search for a console command in tldr pages. Requires input arguments in the format:
    [-p PLATFORM] [-L LANGUAGE] command

    • The default platform is windows, but can be modified in the plugin configuration file. The default platform can be overridden at runtime by using the -p option followed by…
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David Jones

I started learning Go, years after someone on the internet convinced me that it’s not expressive enough to be fun to use. They were wrong, Go is beautiful!

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Braisdom

My open source project is released, it is a Lombok pattern in ORM.

github.com/braisdom/ObjectiveSql

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Jérémie Astor

I can confirm Gwion works and ouputs sound on Mac!
Also two new users I communicate with!

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Alexandr Rešetňak

Well I just landed my dream job at FlashScore ❤️ darts, VR, ping pong at the office ❤️ love this job.

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Peter Hoffmann

I managed to connect our university XMPP server with the streamin page so students can discuss and ask questions during their online lectures.

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Amey Sunu

I started learning React so that I can switch my current portfolio from Flutter web to React.

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Beekey Cheung

I got a ton of great feedback this week about my note-taking app. Some change to the home page copy made it significantly easier to get users to sign up!