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What was your win this week?

Hey there!

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

All wins count โ€” big or small ๐ŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Taking some time off ... or whatever else might spark joy โค๏ธ

Happy Friday!

That Friday feeling

Discussion (47)

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Richard Ikin

I rediscovered my love of coding again!
I've been struggling with burn-out for a couple of years now, ever since I was forced to give up coding professionally for health reasons. I started developing a few java games for android but, after a succession of failed projects, I came very close to giving up completely.
Two weeks ago, a friend suggested a do some messing around with C++, a language I haven't used since the early 1990s! I'll admit it's a challenge as I haven't used pointers etc for a very long time, but I am officially hooked!

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Amelia Vieira Rosado ๐Ÿฃโœจ

Glad to see your passion for coding being reignited again! I've also had burnouts (yes plural) in the past, and I definitely understand what you're getting at here. Burnout robs us of the joy in life, but with help, time and patience, it can be overcome!

Cheers! ๐Ÿป

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Nice to hear that! Remember those best feelings in your life when you were hooked to solving a particular problem in spite of many failures on the way!
In my view, the will to start is the difficult part. Once you make the initial effort, the logic processing units of the brain take over.
To derive this will, I usually just reconfigure my editor (vim) or study the unused parts of vim. Helps me kick start the thinking process and leave behind the endless loop of thoughts. Then the mind is clear to focus on the actual task.

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Richard Ikin

Funnily enough I spent some time just reconfiguring the colour theme for CLion, Rider and IDEA. I also set up a settings repository for sharing between my desktop and laptop.
That was actually a nice diversion.

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This week our entire build process went down because of a dependency of a dependency of a dependency, and I learned just how much of a house of cards npm is. Luckily, I can count that experience as a win because I was able to get in touch with that dependency's maintainer, send him as much info as I could about the error I (and by now some other people) were seeing, and he got a fix out within a couple of hours. It felt great to contribute to someone else's OSS project and help fix a bug that could have potentially derailed a ton of other apps like mine.

...there's probably a blog post about that I could write :)

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Francisco Quintero ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด

Incredible stuff.

BTW, don't forget to tip/donate or have your company tip/donate to the maintainer or the project.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰

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Bobby Iliev

I published my third open source eBook on how to get started with SQL ๐Ÿ™Œ

GitHub logo bobbyiliev / introduction-to-sql

Free Introduction to SQL eBook

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The guide is suitable for anyone working as a developer, system administrator, or a DevOps engineer and wants to learn the basics of SQL.

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Meir Gabay

great job

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Bobby Iliev

Thank you ๐Ÿ™

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Jakub T. Jankiewicz

Nice, but the website is gone. Maybe you've forgotten to renew the domain.

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Bobby Iliev

Yep still working on the site.

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Michael Tharrington

I found a really nice little outdoor business area in my town called The Plant. ๐ŸŒฑ

I'm excited that the weather is getting nicer and am looking forward to hanging out there this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Tyler V. (he/him)

Seems like a neat place to visit!

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Michael Tharrington

It's so cool! I've lived here for a year and had no idea it existed haha. (That said, I haven't been doing too much during COVID ๐Ÿ˜…)

My favorite business there is probably Starrlight Mead... I'd never had mead (honey wine) before and it's really tasty. I definitely recommend giving it a try!

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Manu • Edited on
  • I finally learned NodeJS!!!
  • I searched the internet for a proper material design inspiration but found none after an hour of searching D:
  • Redesigned the login page for my website!

PS: Can I have some feedback on this design for my app
Any ideas?

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David Tetreau

A question Iโ€™ve asked before other places that I am still unsure of is what is the benchmark to know youโ€™ve learned something? I thought about getting a JavaScript cert just to get some kind of official โ€œwordโ€ that Iโ€™m proficient in it. What are your thoughts about how to validate what youโ€™ve learned?

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rounakcodes • Edited on

I got the answer to this question when I read "You don't know JS". In my view, understanding the underlying mechanisms and the thought process behind the design of any particular feature in the language is the test of your knowledge. Take any one thing in the language that you think you understand and ask yourself:

  1. What problem does it solve?
  2. What if this feature was not there? How clumsy was the alternative?
  3. (Most important) What compromise does this new feature add? (What benefit did you lose with respect to that clumsy alternative?)

For every important feature in the language that you are able to answer these questions, you develop confidence.
However, remember to not worry when every single thing seems like a rabbit hole. At a later time, you will know where to revisit some of the parts which you can skip for now. When you study something deeply, you will feel you know so little. But that is part of learning. You cannot skip that phase. Enjoy the unending journey into your own ability to reason things!

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David Tetreau

Great answer! Thanks!

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As long as you know about 80-90% of the language, I would say you're proficient.
Just make sure to keep practicing the language, so you never forget it and become less proficient in it.

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David Tetreau • Edited on

Finished a job search app mvp with my fellow cohort members. Building with a team is the best!

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Jeremy Grifski

I just have to brag about the Sample Programs repo which got off the ground in 2018 because of folks in DEV. Today, I added README automation which shows all code snippets for a given language with links out to documentation. This project has been a long time coming, and I'm very proud of it.

GitHub logo TheRenegadeCoder / sample-programs

Sample Programs in Every Programming Language

Sample Programs in Every Language

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Welcome to the Sample Programs in Every Language repository! What began as a simple 100 Days of Code challenge has expanded into a fun project. Within this repository, you'll find a growing collection of sample programs in just about every programming language to date.

Learn More

To get up to speed quickly, check out the contributing doc. Otherwise here are some helpful links:

  • Wiki: a set of dynamic tables that track every language and snippet in the repo
  • Projects: a list of projects currently accepting code snippets
  • Discord: an invite to our community discord
  • Code of Conduct: a copy of the Contributor Convenant
  • License: a copy of the MIT license document
  • News: a series of articles about what's happening in the repo


Sample Programs in Every Language is a project run by myself, Jeremy Grifski, as aโ€ฆ

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Ghaleb • Edited on

I presented my capstone project and finally fulfilled all the requirements to graduate in Computer Scienceโ€”my second BSc degree. All set to switch careers.

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I published an npm package this week! It's called betteregex

I wrote a real lot of posts this week (something like 9). That's a lot!

I also published my longest ever post (A few seconds ago), It's a guide on how to plan a programming project. You can check it out here!.

Also, I've been feeling a bit happier lately, because I've been working on a really big (secret! Not really but no one knows about it yet) project and I just love it when I have something big to code on my hands.

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๐’ŠฉWii ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ÿ

I figured out that having {@html generate_some_svg_code()} at the top level of a svelte component generates a bunch of SVG tags with the XHTML namespace so they don't show up, but wrapping it in a <g> tag like this <g>{@html generate_some_svg_code()}</g> seems to change something about how svelte handles the SVG-String so it gets inserted with the proper namespace.

I spent something like 3 hours trying to find a workaround and just stumbled upon this weird quirk by chance.

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Winston Puckett

The NuGet package I released is gaining a small amount of traction! It's really cool because this is my first one. I did it because I wanted to use it in my own projects, but shared it, and other people seem to like it too.

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Nina Rallies

Great job! Congrats

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I've challenged myself to take a stab at creating a native Android app from scratch using React Native, without any prior experience in mobile development. In 5 hours I had a working app on my phone!

I documented the whole process in my latest blog post. I made sure to document all the pitfalls so that others with similar experiences can save some time.

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Trung Nguyen

As a Front End Developer, I work with Restful APIs most of the time, and have a Back End team behind the scenes serving everything to the Front-End. My job is simply to handle the interface well, and call the API to get the data. But since I moved to a new company, here they use Graphql to serve all data query needs, so in the Front End part I had to learn how to query data and mutate them according to the requirement, I felt overwhelming at first but after only a few days of getting used to it, I feel free and less dependent on BE, I can query and execute any mutation I want with just one query. Graphql is something new that I've been experiencing and learning for the past week, it's amazing.

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Rakesh S Nakrani

Finally launched my project this week. i.e. Berry - React Material Admin. It almost got a year to finish this project. It took lots of investment in time, money, and resources. As material-ui is the popular library out there. we must stick to their high-end coding standard.

On 21'st may our product is published by the Material-UI. It's really win situation for us.

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Gian Quintana

I've started learning Flutter and Dart. I've been using Java, Kotlin and Javascript for quite a few years now. Trying to learn Flutter and Dart has been quite daunting for me or maybe it's because I moved learning of making the UI to the later part and started learning BLoC first. Architectures xD

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Jan Kรผster

I had an awesome day with my son. It was so refreshing to be off the machine and view the world from a much simpler perspective.

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Francisco Quintero ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด

I completed a pet project where I studied Hotwire and Stimulus Reflex. It was nice to code something different from work chores and at the same time learn something new which is very cool.

Complementary, I finished some plan updated to a Rails template I've been working past weeks. It's got all stuff I consider necessary when starting a Ruby on Rails project and in coming weeks I'll use it for the second time.

The template name is Puntapie and you can check it out here :)

GitHub logo devaspros / puntapie

Kickstart new Rails projects with tons of setup already done


Plantilla para empezar aplicaciones Rails con un puntazo inicial.


  • Ruby 2.7.1+
  • Redis
  • Bundler gem install bundler
  • Rails gem install rails
  • Yarn brew install yarn o Instala Yarn

Modo de uso

Desde el repositorio:

rails new /path/to/app -d postgresql \
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o desde archivo local:

rails new /path/to/app -d postgresql -m ~/puntapie/template.rb
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I have started with TypeScript after a few years developing on Node.js
I got stuck some times but finally I got it working ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Jason C. McDonald

I finished my Azure Fundamentals training! (I probably won't be taking the certification exam...I just wanted the knowledge.)

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Co pleating yet more submissions... One week less to graduate ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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Nathan Hannon

I got to watch Google I/O and leaned how to use TensorFlow.js

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Sergio Mรฉndez

To use Kong as an Ingress Controller

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Ibrahim Cesar
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Gerrit Weiermann

I discovered React (after knowing he basics of Angular and Vuejs)
And it's so good! I fell basically in love with it :D

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Jakub T. Jankiewicz

I've released a new version of jQuery Terminal

GitHub logo jcubic / jquery.terminal

jQuery Terminal Emulator - JavaScript library for creating web based terminals with custom commands

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JavaScript Library for Web Based Terminal Emulators

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jQuery Terminal Emulator is a plugin for creating command line interpreters in your applications. It can automatically call JSON-RPC service when a user types commands or you can provide your own function in which you can parse user commands. It's ideal if you want to provide additional functionality for power users. It can also be used to debug your application.

You can use this JavaScript library to create a web basedโ€ฆ

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Charanjit Chana

Closed beta but I got my new project off the ground for the first handful of users. Itโ€™s a link page site thatโ€™s seo friendly:

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Dendi Handian • Edited on

reaching over 70K total post views on, and starting this week I will try to get the 16-week streak badge after failed last time.

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Solved a lot of regex problems on HackerRank.

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Sergio Mรฉndez • Edited on

To use Kong as an Ingress Controller :D

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llllllll • Edited on

I aced a coding interview!

Also, I found ^^

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Przemyslaw Michalak

We released the first front-end Studio and yesterday got amazing feedback on, YouTube and reddit. After a year of pure coding without any feedback, we really needed.