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What was your win this week?

Gracie Gregory (she/her)
Content Manager @ DEV. "You know what this sentence needs? An Em dash!" - Me to Me
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Hey there!

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
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Getting a code compliment... or whatever else might spark joy ❤️

Wishing you more wins to come — and as much relaxation as this cat is experiencing...

Cat getting brushed by multiple people

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Ash

I made some good progress on a blog post I've been working a touch too long on. I created some art I'm mildly proud of. And finally, I made more progress learning Docker and Kubernetes for a new job I start on Aug 9.

All-in-all, a solid week. Wishing everyone a happy and relaxing weekend to come!

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Ben Halpern

Good luck with the new job! Glad it's motivating you to do explicit learning. Remember that you're going to keep learning every day on the job, so if there's something you enter day one wishing you knew better, don't worry it will come.

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Ash

Thank you Ben!

I have a quote that keeps me going from someone I went to boot camp with, who was one of those people that had been doing this stuff longer than I've been around and didn't actually need a boot camp at all, but I digress. He got a job, and after a month he told our little friend group "Most days I still don't know what I'm doing."

I think I'll be reminding myself of that statement a lot in the coming weeks and months.

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Ben Halpern

That’s great

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StevenMcGown

I just read your post about react hooks, and it came just in time. Front end development is something I have always struggled with and React has become my favorite framework to work with after switching over from Angular. Also, if you want to learn more about Docker Kubernetes, and OpenShift feel free to view my profile :)

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Ash

Thank you, this comment made my whole day! It's a great feeling to know something you created was of worth to another.

A visit to your page shows me that my 'to read' list just got a bit longer 😉

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

I'm going away on vacation to the beach ALL of next week! 🙌 🏝 🍹 ☀️ 🌊

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Mikita Yafremau

I want too 🥺

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

I just returned today and wow it was nice. 😎

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Ben Halpern

Well deserved

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Ben Halpern

We launched the Forem Self-Host playbook, and our announcement posts got like 30k views — So expecting some good creative Forem instances to come out of this.

GitHub logo forem / selfhost

Selfhost your Forem Community on your own infrastructure 🎉

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R0land013

I created my first web page with HTML and CSS.

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Mikita Yafremau

My congratulations 🎉🎉🎉

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Ben Halpern

Wow, big milestone!

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Forest Hoffman

I turned 26!

GIF of Steve Buscemi saying, "How do you do fellow kids?"

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Ash

Happy birthday! 🎂

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Ben Halpern

Happy birthday!

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Kinanee Samson

happy birthday man

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Elio Struyf

Implemented a new service with Azure Web PubSub in a new SaaS product I'll be soon launching. First I had planned to have this part implemented later this year, but found some spare hours, and gave it a try. It was much easier than I anticipated, so went on and eventually implemented it. Great way to start the weekend.

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Jeff Mitchell

I feel like I finally understand a good piece of React, namely project setup and components. Now I must slay props and state. Made and deployed an app using React, simple little thing to pull the image of the day from the NASA API. astronomy-web-react.herokuapp.com

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Alexandre Ruban

Hey there!

This week I started a new project: I'm writing a book/course on design for developers! Even though I work mainly with Ruby on Rails on the backend in my current job, I really enjoy Figma, CSS and design and I would like to help other devs realize that it's not that hard and it's actually fun!

I wanted to tell you I realized I liked writing after I started blogging on DEV, so thank you very much! ✨

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Ben Halpern

I wanted to tell you I realized I liked writing after I started blogging on DEV, so thank you very much! ✨

Hell yeah, that's what we wan to hear!

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Andrew Baisden

I completed the first week in my new job 🎉

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Ben Halpern

How has onboarding been?

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Andrew Baisden

OK so far lots of meetings and some training modules to complete.

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pontakornth

I finally regain my motivation to code. I still don't have much motivation but at least I can take online course without problem now.

Also, I am a staff at Stupid Hackathon Thailand. It will start on 26 July. Last year, I was a participant.

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Piyush Suthar

TBH, this week was really awesome for me. I crossed 128 stars on my Windows-11-Web GitHub repo.
I can now play flute way better than I used to play a week ago (probably because everytime I encountered a bug, I'll play it for 2 minutes 😆).
And I've started learning Rust 🦀 too.

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Fima Taf

I've finally released my first ever open source project - a plugin for Vite.
For a very long time (years) I wanted somehow to contribute to the open source world, but didn't found the correct way to do it, and this week I've finally made it :)

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Swathi Dharshna S • Edited

I got to write my first DEVELOPERS Digest (developer.startupdigest.com/) for Startup Digest. After years of working with dev community, FINALLY!

dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/up...

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balt1794

Launched Django Takeoff! Course 2021 - devbalt.com/takeoff/

Feel free to check it out

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Ben Halpern

Good luck! I'm sure this is going to help a lot of folks.

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balt1794

I hope so. Thanks

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Benny Powers 🇮🇱🇨🇦

Got some key help from the FAST team that put this release over the edge

npmjs.com/package/@apollo-elements...

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Ben Halpern

Great!

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Masao Yoshida

I have finished second milestone of a Vue.js+AWS project this week.

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Arsenii Gorushkin

I have finally received my nodejs badge :)

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Sherry

Congrats!

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Sherry

Learned a lot about Ansible by going through the Forem Self-Host guide

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Ben Halpern

Yes!

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Ashutosh Mishra

I got featured on Dev.to's Twitter account

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Padelis Theodosiou

Finally found time to publish a post about first npm package 📦. You can find out more about it here

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Ben Halpern

Nice post

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Muhammad Zubair ul hassan

I started hrm module. Still Struggling with erd

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Ben Halpern

What do these words stand for?

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Muhammad Zubair ul hassan

I have been working on database ERD design for development of general purpose HR module/software.

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Strange

I started learning testing - with jest.

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Got vaccinated!

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But didn’t feel any pain till now 🌝

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Unclebigbay

I launch a new product for an hachkathon unclebigbay.com/introducing-the-an...

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Kinanee Samson

i set up a github workflow to build a docker image, push it up to GCR and deploy to cloud run....

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Offline Programmer

I presented on the Flutter Global Summit'21

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA.

Nothing happened, what I expected by dev community🙏

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Nishtha Neeraj Kushwah

I earned my first my first badge on consistency of writing
Thanks dev.to team

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capscode

I got amazed after seeing 5888 views in my blog post

dev.to/capscode/array-flat-in-java...

Really, this is my big achievement.
Thanks for this wonderful platform

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Dulan

I finally have started building my dream portfolio site with Gatsby and also started learning Three.js. I'm hoping to add some cool 3D animations.

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Ben Halpern

Oooh three.js definitely a way to add some flair to a personal site!

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⚡️Ren⚡️

Hi Frands!
Starting the rebuild of my personal website with Nuxt, getting an event posted on eventbrite when I said I was going to, and not tripping an falling while trail running!

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Excalizan

I learned a lot about web development this week. Also I learned how helpful this community is!

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Mansi Saxena

I started working on deploying one of my natural language processing projects, which I'd been postponing for weeks. Also wrote my first blog this week. Feeling positive and motivated!

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Duy Anh Ngac

I started learning some iOS development, cause why not :D