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What was your win this week?

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

All wins count -- big or small 🎉

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Getting a promotion!
  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy 😄

Happy Friday!

congrats!

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Victoria Crawford

After searching for a job for 444 days, I finally accepted an offer and will be working as a remote software engineer at FireHydrant.io.

Tina Fey running excitedly

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Jeremy Schuurmans

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Yaaaaayyyyy!

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Zach Sarette

Congrats! I know it must have been tough. 444 days is crazy. Looking at some of your articles now.

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Anthony M.

Congrats Victoria! Must feel nice. :) Were you looking specifically for remote positions?

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Victoria Crawford

I was, but not exclusively. My fiancé and I plan on moving within the next year and I didn’t want to have to search for another job a few months from now haha. Remote just made more sense for my current situation.

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Subramanya Chakravarthy

That's a long time, congrats

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Peter Kim Frank

Congrats!!

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Haha, love that parrot! 🦜

My 'win' would be getting selected for a Senior level position! However, due to time differences, I declined the offer. But yes, I cleared 4/5 rounds :)

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Penguin

That’s amazing, congrats!

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Vaibhav Khulbe

Thank you! :)

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Omar • Edited

The win is that I got an email for an part time job interview!
why it's important , because our country is collapsed every thing is priced x5 , It will be a good support for my family.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Congrats, Omar!!! Wishing you all the luck.

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Bernard Baker

That's great 🌞

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Amjad Abujamous

Congrats Omar

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Waylon Walker

Congrats!

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Bernard Baker

My win this week was 2️⃣ happy clients. I improved the reach of a brand through an advert by 300% +. And delivered an MLP (minimum loveable product).

But it was in their tone that I could hear the satisfaction 🤸.

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Waylon Walker • Edited

I got a new url domain kedro.dev. Its mostly for some side projects that I have subdomained on it, but there is now at least a landing page for the root url.

I started learning MDX, and am going to try to build it with MDX since it is greenfield.

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

We're getting close to finishing the Preact upgrade for DEV. The Preact upgrade itself was simple, but the testing tools we use are not compatible with Preact 10.x. We've moved to preact-testing-library, the cousin of react-testing-library which is the recommended testing tool for React alongside jest.

We're almost finished migrating all the tests. So close! Hopefully early next week we'll get this merged and then we can start using new React features in Preact like fragments, hooks, context etc.

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Gudi Varaprasad • Edited

My win is that I started building INTRUDER ALERT SYSTEM using Open CV and Raspberry pi.....
Wish me good luck !! :)

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manoj.maracheea

I was thinking of something like this, please keep us updated on how it goes for you.

Thank you

Keep it up mate, and good luck.

Never touch OpenCV, yet have to start looking into it.

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Thomas Bnt • Edited

Not this week but 2 weeks ago I've got a job ! 🙌🏼

Edit : Nothing about dev, too bad 😕

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Congrats!!

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Thomas Bnt

Thanks!

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Saurabh Sharma • Edited

I'm procrastinating writing a language of my own, for a while. 😅

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Waylon Walker

Writing a language sounds like procrastinating 😅

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James McDermott

My win this week was a very successful refactor across three different language specific SDKs! We can all agree to love lightweight libraries :D

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Makhuvha Ndivho

My win this week was starting a new project, and started learning javascript

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Suzanne Aitchison (she/her)

I reached the quarter-of-the-way-done milestone on my 100 day project: Suzanne makes 100 things in CSS

Can't believe how much I've learned already!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

Awesome!!! Congrats, Suzanne!

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Bobby Iliev • Edited

I helped with the release of the new redesigned devdojo.com website 🔥

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Server Enthusiast

Looks good!

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Bobby Iliev

Thanks! Happy to hear that you like it!

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Kyle Jones • Edited

Added a bunch of new functionality to my personal portfolio and blog including:

  • Automated "Last Updated On" date on my /now page
  • Tag navigation and filtering
  • RSS feed
  • Offline service worker
  • Unit testing using Jest I'm also currently working on some other featured including...
  • Renaming "master" and "master-source" branches to "production" and "production-source"
  • Adding end-to-end testing using Cypress
  • Adding internationalization and localization
  • Improving SEO by adding an ld-json
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CamDHall • Edited

A repeat of a win I had a few weeks ago. A couple friends and I tore down another side of my fence and replaced it. 134ft this time. I had to do most of the demo work myself. The fence leans a little bit, but we had to use the existing holes which were anything but straight. We're both fortunate and unfortunate to have the fiber optic cable box for our neighborhood in our backyard. It's unfortunate because the wires are buried parallel to our fence line on three sides. It was also over 100F the whole weekend... Definitely waiting to replace the next side until a colder season.

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Liyas Thomas

I recorded my first podcast 🎙️ with Abdul Majed Raja from Atlassian recently - I'd lotta fun making it.

I started writing a short book on building successful side projects and making multiple passive income. I already sold 13 copies 🎉

And also: Today was great! My project Postwoman.io crossed 60k+ returning users, 300k+ one-time users and 20k+ GitHub stars ✨

GitHub logo liyasthomas / postwoman

👽 A free, fast and beautiful API request builder used by 60k+ developers (web alternative to Postman) https://postwoman.io

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Eka

Finished gatsby-theme-web-monetization, which I'm submitting for the GftW Hackathon.

Also did a complete refactor of another Gatsby theme I made last year.

And clear all of my backlog at work this week!

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Pan Chasinga

Overcame the learning curve of Db'ing in Rust, which brought me to 60% of my payment app's prototype.

Got +30 points on Rust answers on StackOverflow.

Figured out a way to live paycheck-free in the Bay Area only working on my app.

Paris is Burning

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Brodan

I finally got a new Dev post out! It didn't really get any readers unfortunately, but I'm still happy to have published something! Check it out!

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Thong Pham

This week I was failed in a job interview due to my bad English (I come from Vietnam where not speak English and I did not learn it properly before), then I made a plan to improve it and start right the way. I guess this is my win :))

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Pan Chasinga

I feel you there. It is awkward when you know you aren't accepted by your English not your skill. Keep it up, the point is to communicate effectively not to speak fluent English! To inspire you, check out Eric Yuan, Zoom's CEO. He communicates extremely well despite his strong accent.

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Thong Pham

thanks so much!

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Doaa Mahely

Had a lowkey week at work and was able to catch up on sleep.
I also published an article on enums and how to use them specifically in GraphQL 💯
PS: I’m still in need of a frontend mentor 🕺🏼

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huncyrus

After of years, I started to drawing again (digitally and w/ paper & pen), and now I'm working on new assets and on my own webcomic.

Also, I had my very first twitch stream, where I got one (1) viewer what made me happy, because someone enjoyed what I tried to share.

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Chris

This is the farthest I've ever made it trying to learn web development. I always drop out after learning HTML and CSS. Once the tutorials start with JavaScript I give up. I'm into my second week with Lambda and have made it into JavaScript and OOP. This is a milestone for me.

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Devin Ford

I sold my first website yesterday! I’ve only been coding 2 months, and did it fully in just html/css! Super happy about it :)

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Aemie Jariwala

My win this week is that I resolved an issue that has been bothering me for long and currently implementing designs for the repo I am working on. But the biggest win I considered is that now I am flexible with the use of git rebase and I also created a blog on it - dev.to/aemiej/git-rebase-is-not-th... at last. I tried to explain it in layman terms hoping it will help others to understand rebase the way I do.

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Ayushman Chhabra

I'm working on a product with a few friends and while building the prototype, I learned a lot about design, accessibility and most importantly CSS - something which my previously naive self thought had mastered ages ago :P. My win for this week was that I took steps to become a more well rounded developer! :)

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Peter Perlepes

Well after a month of working on it, I released The Home of Web Automation, which at least to me is kind of special in its own way 😄

You can read about it at

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Harsh Shandilya

Oh well, I guess this counts. I finally finished the large refactor I was working on for the past month and landed it just a few hours ago :)

Break down PGP Activity into focused sections #776

📢 Type of change

  • [x] Bugfix
  • [ ] New feature
  • [x] Enhancement
  • [x] Refactoring

📜 Description

This PR is a concentrated effort to break PgpActivity down to more logical parts that will allow this to be more maintainable and logical going forward. Also opens up the possibility to finally get rid of kotlin-android-extensions and replace it with ViewBinding.

💡 Motivation and Context

PgpActivity is a blackbox of arcane logic and bad design choices that stump contributors and maintainers alike and reducing development friction by bringing this up to standards is an important goal of mine.

💚 How did you test it?

Generating a password both from the FAB as well as the Autofill action works as expected.

📝 Checklist

  • [x] I formatted the code with the IDE's reformat action (Ctrl + Shift + L/Cmd + Shift + L)
  • [x] I reviewed submitted code

🔮 Next steps

📸 Screenshots / GIFs

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Jennifer Tran

I've started learning Vue! So far, I've built a blog with a search feature. 😊 👩🏻‍💻

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Hina-softwareEngineer

I have completed my first React js, redux Project named Covid-19 Tracker. I am so happy today 😃 😃 . I have completed my one project before this. But in this, I fully worked hard.
Demo : covid19-tracker2002.netlify.app/
Github Repo : github.com/Hina-softwareEngineer/C...

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Ash Grennan

Finally finishing multi tenancy in a web application, required a infrastructure re-write and different architecture since data importation had to be abstracted out into an Azure function implementing durable orchestration pattern.

Definitely a happy Friday 🎉!

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Ashley Sheridan

I finally got a big ticket through to pull request stage for implementing the whole front end of an enable/disable 2fa for an account, with all the UI in Angular. I also reached 49 consecutive days of learning German on Duolingo. Biggest achievement of all of this is doing it from home whilst also looking after my boys (with my partner, not alone) at home due to lockdown. And managed to write up an article for my blog.

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Jonny Eom

I took a mental health afternoon. It was definitely a win for my soul

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Mohammed Asker
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amlan

My win will be writing and posting on dev.to for the first time..

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Noëlie

I reached 50 suscribers at my first product meetkoala.netlify.app/

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

That's awesome! 🔥

Yes, that's awesome!

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pontakornth

Get to the 4 kyu in CodeWars. It's so difficult for me haha.

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Mithil Poojary • Edited

I finally started blogging! I'll be writing daily for at least some time. Today is my 5th day.

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barbaroja19

Learned how to bring our Dev environments down and bring them back up for patching!

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Marius Zaharie

Read a new chapter of The Rust Programming Language book, after I left it aside for 2 or 3 months :)

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vickyktk

I have added social logins to my chat applications built with nodejs.

realtimechatt.herokuapp.com

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Jean-Michel Plourde

My internship which told me was cancelled due to covid-19, called me to propose a one month project.

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Amjad Abujamous

I figured out how to bundle and minify static assets in ASP.NET Core to reduce response times and increase performance.
✌️

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Mariano Rentería

Starting to be more active on social networks to build my personal brand, I look forward to speak up more about the things I’m passionate about

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Ashish Banjare

Starting new project of online education app

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Saurabh Sharma • Edited

I peeked into the code, even I have forgot most of c, you have added nice comments

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Cory Tanner

Building a React component for our app that shows and hides text but is actually accessible. Surprisingly all the public show more react packages are nowhere near accessible :)

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Louise • Edited

Published my first article here which is a beginner's guide to creating their first database.

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SJellen

Applied for my first Dev job. So that’s huge for me. I was worried that I’d never think I’m ready.