My first DEV PR and post!

Glenn Carremans on February 07, 2019

Yesterday my very first DEV PR got merged! I didn't have any experience in Ruby so I wanted to do something easy, I came across this Issue/Featu... [Read Full]
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This was one of those tasks I was sure we were going to put off for way too long.

We still don't have a four-year badge designed, but I feel like this part of the code now could probably be refactored to account for an arbitrary number of years, and maybe take an environment variable to determine how many to iterate through.

Anyone who wants to refactor this so we don't need to add a new method every year is welcome to submit another PR at some point in the next 11 or so months. šŸ˜„


Interesting, this would indeed be a good improvement to be more future proof. Only thing you still would need to do is prepare the designs for the upcoming years but you could make a couple at once so you will be good for a few years šŸ˜‰

I am triggered by this challenge but am afraid that my knowledge in Ruby isn't good enough right now.


I'd guess something like this

def self.award_x_year_badges(x)
  @n = {1=>"one", 2=>"two", 3=>"three",4=>"four", 5=>"five", 6=>"six", 7=>"seven", 8=>"eight", 9=>"nine", 10=>"ten"}
  s = x == 1 ? "" : "s"
  message = "Happy DEV birthday! Can you believe it's been #{@n[x]} year#{s} already?!"
  User.where("created_at < ? AND created_at > ?", (x).year.ago, (x * 365 + 2).days.ago).find_each do |user|
    achievement = BadgeAchievement.create(
      badge_id: Badge.find_by_slug("#{@n[x]}-year-club").id,
      rewarding_context_message_markdown: message,
    ) if achievement.valid?

for x in 1..10

Though I don't really know ruby either šŸ˜…

I'm not sure this line would work as expected

User.where("created_at < ? AND created_at > ?", (x).year.ago, (x * 365 + 2).days.ago).find_each do |user|

This week my second pr merged. Iā€™m so happy. This makes me feel better. Being part of the contributors is awesome.

Thanks @ben


dude!! So awesome! You totally encouraged me to try this myself. I literally looks at the repo the other day and was going to fix an issue (also not a ruby dev) but I was like... no they probably won't want me to. Thanks to you, I know I should!


Awesome! I never expected that I was going to encourage anyone to contribute with my small PR and post šŸ˜‚ But so happy that I did!
I thought the same in the past with a Node project ( after a year, during Hacktoberfest, I finally did it and it was a lot of fun. I have tried different small projects/tweaks in the past, python, node and now ruby, always fun to step out of your comfort zone and just mess around.


Ya! you made a big step today. I was blown away by what happens when you put yourself out there. It helps others, so thank you!


Congrats Glenn on getting your first PR merged! šŸ”„


Thanks! It wasn't that big of a change and I am sure anyone could have done it but it still feels great to be able to contribute to this community.


Nice! I had one merged a couple weeks ago too. Feels good man.

Welcome to the PR-ty ! ā˜œ(ļ¾Ÿćƒ®ļ¾Ÿā˜œ)



Awesome PR! Everyone needs a little music in their life šŸ˜‰


Congrats!! Keep it up and treasure that feeling to keep going :)

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