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Jess Lee
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What was your win this week?

Happy Friday Everyone :)

It's weekly retro time!

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

All wins count -- big or small!

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Getting to all your meetings on time
  • Starting a new project
  • Fixing a tricky bug
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy 😄 🎉

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Jess Lee • Edited

This week, I...implemented dev.to/videos! This is an index of all DEV posts w/ native video uploads.

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Helen Anderson

This week, I gave my first tech talk for 120 members of the Wellington data and analytics community.

I also organised the event, not sure what was more nerve-wracking - stressing about speaking or stressing about whether the pizza would arrive, if we had enough seats, how many helpers I would need, if we were going to finish on time ...

helen

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Abdullah Ramzan

Great congrats :)

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André Pena

Awesome. Congrats and keep it up

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dAVE Inden

That's so awesome! Speaking at and organizing the same meetup is quite impressive. Great work!

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Jack Harner 🚀

This week, I set up my first Node/Express App. It's just a simple little Webhook receiver that makes some calls to the BigCommerce API, but I'm pretty stoked I was able to get it work.

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Cubicle Buddha

Yea, NodeJS was the first technology that really made me feel like I could gain some confidence in my programming skills. 6+ years later I'm now a Lead Dev. I owe Ryan Dahl and the Node devs a lot. :/

P.S. A+ Bob's Burgers gif! :)

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Mac Siri

This week, I migrated dev.to's feature test to system test. This took way longer than I'd like to admit. Shoutout to @rhymes for making this possible!

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Stephen Chiang • Edited

This week, I...

Learned to write better tests for frontend with jest and enzyme and I finished an online course!

heck yeah

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Cubicle Buddha

oh man oh man, I love jest. Have you tried using thevscode-jest plugin yet? It's really great for getting quick feedback. In fact, I even thought about adding a section on vscode-jest to my article on "failing fast" but I had already posted it, and I'm trying to make my blog posts "immutable" haha. The past is the past! :)

Philosophical rambling and linking aside... I'd love to hear what's working for you with jest and what you think could be better. I really like talking about testing. .spyOn is my jam. So much better than having to rely on dependency injection.

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Stephen Chiang

Haven't tried it yet; I try to keep light on the extensions, but I'll check it out thanks!

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Cubicle Buddha

Yea vscode-jest is definitely not a light extension, but neither is NCrunch which inspired it. But I find that quokka isn’t too bad memory wise.

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Vincent Engelmann

awesome! this has been bugging me... (heh, get it!?) for a long time.

Got any quick pointers?

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Stephen Chiang

What I think is a really important theme I kept seeing to keep in mind is when writing tests, focus on behavior not implementation.

It makes sense because implementation can change without really breaking the intended behavior of the UI component.

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Michael Tharrington

This week, I went biking during lunch on 3 different occasions. 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️ And the spring weather has been beautiful!

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David S.

So jealous! ( recovering from leg surgery )

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Michael Tharrington

Ah man, that's a bummer. Been there though, I feel for ya. Hope ya make a speedy recovery!

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

This week, I released a feature that I've been spent waaaay too much time on (imo)! So glad to have it mostly done.

Also a big shout-out to @rhymes for leaving great comments on my PR and adding a lot of thoughts on implementation!

Two hands high five each other and turn into confetti!

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Mykal Machon • Edited

This week, I've worked out 5 times. I finally stopped making excuses about when I was going to start and just did it. I've noticed an increase in general energy and I've been stressing a lot less

Now I've just got to keep it up 😂😅

dog running

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Jess Lee

Totally feel you here. Keep up the good work!!

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Mykal Machon

Thanks! Keeping it up so far 😊

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Cedric W

This week, I...

  • Updated a table component and learned some new interesting features about tables I never knew/used before. <caption>'s FTW
  • Helped a couple content authors with some card components
  • Read up on Vue.js. Still need a nudge to justify learning/using it.
  • I also finished beating Mario + Rabbits on the Switch. On to Steamworld Heist.

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Mohammadjavad Raadi

Been working on some advanced CSS topics, learning new things about react, launched a new website, published my third article here and most importantly got my PRs merged to dev.to.

win

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Nick Taylor

Awesome stuff Mohammadjavad. That's a lot of wins in one week. 👏

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Mohammadjavad Raadi

Thanks Nick, it was the second week of Norouz(Persian new year) and I had more free time.

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Perlat Kociaj

This week, I made my first contribution in a big open source project... dev.to :)
My PR got accepted, merged and pushed to the live app/website and i can say i was feeling awkwardly exited when this happened. Now i see the changes i made and i say “damn this is what i changed and everybody gets to see this” insert proud gif here

Also this week i fixed a couple of bugs on a big project at my new workplace where they were hanging around a long time. Were i managed to refactor 100 lines of code to 14!!

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André Pena

Thanks taking time to contribute to dev.to

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Luis Nabith

This week,I fix some errors and better the design on a project, Started learning more about Ionic framework, completed another web template and I added more features to my portfolio site.

Can't wait for the launch on 23rd...😀😀

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Dave Calnan • Edited

This week, I contributed to open source for the first time. I built a little tool for Tailwind CSS, had a pull request merged to the docs, and published my first npm package.

Definitely going to do more to give back to the tools I use every day.

happy man dancing

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Jess Lee

Big week!

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Pandita

This week, I actually have a win * - *

On Sunday I did a small programming class in thunkable for 2 girls and I was able to make one very excited with programming and the other be confident enough in asking questions (at least with me for now). It was also the first time I ever did a programming class as well!

I'm a happy panda :D

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Victor Zhou

This week, I replaced Disqus on my blog with an open-source alternative that's over 10x lighter. Big win for my page performance, and it started a lot of discussion on Reddit.