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Jess Lee (she/her)

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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 πŸŽ‰

Examples of 'wins' include:

  • Getting a promotion!
  • Starting a new project
  • Contributing to OSS
  • Cleaning your house...or whatever else that may spark joy πŸ˜„

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Jess Lee (she/her) Author

This week, I...started working on a talk!

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Ashlee (she/her)

This gif is perfect 🀣

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

I did the morning grocery shopping with both babies all by myself.

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Charles Landau

This is an enormous win. The win is huge.

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Juneau Lim

πŸ‘Great job! What a win. God bless you and your family. πŸ’

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Mauro Garcia

Congrats! It's not easy!

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Ashlee (she/her)

I gave my first talk and was on a D&I panel at my work! I didn’t think public speaking was too scary before, but I’ve shown myself that I can do it. πŸŽ‰

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Saurabh Daware 🌻

That is so cool! congratulations! I've applied to my first talk in local javascript community. I am super scared though.

I've given a public presentation in one of the hackathons before but it didn't go that well, I was scared during the presentation too so I missed out some important points.

I hope I'll do good this time :)

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Ashlee (she/her)

I shared my slides from this talk on Twitter!

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Talking Tech With D

Congrats!

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Douglas Fugazi

Congratulations, may you share the slide to learn more about it? 😊

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Ashlee (she/her)

Yes! I will grab the link and paste it directly below my comment.

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Ashlee (she/her)

Done! :D

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Juneau Lim

Wow, this is amazing. Always first is the hardest one. Let's do one more, to forget there was a time you were scared by it.
& congrats on being the first person of the newsletter❣️

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Ashlee (she/her)

Thank you! May I ask, what newsletter are you referring to?

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Juneau Lim

My apology for being unmindfulness. I just assumed that everyone in dev community is receiving this by default. maybe not the case.
by newsletter, I meant the one from dev.to
dev community newsletter email
Double congrats again❣️

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Ashlee (she/her)

I just spent SO much time looking for this! I found it in my notifications settings. 🀣

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Paul Bricout

First week at my new job! Don’t have a lot of tasks yet, but I guess that it is normal when one arrive in the middle/end of a sprint. But I managed to complete the few ones that I got! 😁

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Mauro Garcia

Congrats! It's totally normal to start slow. Even more in the middle of a sprint. Wish you good luck

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Paul Bricout

Thanks, Mauro, that's comforting to know that it is a normal thing!

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Charles Landau

Way to go!

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Paul Bricout

Thanks! ☺️

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Nihar Raote

That's great. Congrats on the new job and good work completing those tasks on your first week!

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Paul Bricout

Thanks!

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Martin Beierling-Mutz

I didn't open work slack while on my PTO this week πŸ™‚

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Matt Eland

I wrote a series on database concurrency, gave a well-polished and well-received internal talk to my organization on the topics in that series, and practiced the presentation standing instead of seated to see how I might do standing to speak at a conference - though I used my old cane (my knee is bad and my feet have nerve damage).

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Andrew Ackerman

Mine is sort of a strange "win", my week started with me being laid off from my trainee position, not due to anyones fault, just the company wasn't ready to grow just yet. I really loved the position so Monday and Tuesday was a stressful time as I'm not really ready to be in a junior developer position as my skillset is quite limited.

But instead of letting that get me down I decided that the best way forward was to up-skill so applied for Lambda School for Web Dev and have been accepted! While this will mean that my wife and I will be on a extremely tight budget for the next nine months and will be living in a friends garage, it's also super exciting to be part of something which will get me into a great job!

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Chris Achard

Quite the roller coaster! Good luck with Lambda School - hopefully it's great!

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Andrew Ackerman

Thanks! I appreciate it! :)

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Nicole Peery 🌡

I got on a video call and didn't die (just got a red, blotchy neck) πŸ˜…

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Chris Achard

My git crash course post got picked up by some aggregators and got almost 9,000 views 🀯🀯🀯

(link):
dev.to/chrisachard/confused-by-git...

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Marcelo Arias

Your post is wonderful! ❀

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Chris Achard

Thanks!

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Dzhavat Ushev

Well deserved because the post is quite nice and easy to follow :)

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Chris Achard

Thanks!

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Jijin P πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ¦„

I started working on an Opensource Project πŸŽ‰

Github: github.com/PJijin/Show-Path

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Rudy L.

I had an idea for a learning path tool since I recently started traversing the containerization web. I thought the idea just died, but I guess it found a nurturing home in your mind.

Keep on keeping on! :D

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Jijin P πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ¦„

πŸ˜ƒ Great.

Feel free to contribute to this project πŸŽ‰

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Rudy L.

And another thing:

"99% of the time, you won't be the first person to come up with your idea. That's fine! It's a sign you've hit on something real." -- dev.to/csallen/three-tips-for-buil... Go for it!

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Jijin P πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ¦„

I have seen several roadmap threads and images. Through show-path I have tried to include some basic details & video tutorial that can help beginners to level up. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

Nice article πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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Paul Rumkin • Edited

I've created my own list for fullstack web app development. It has several things not presented in your list. Feel free to copy.

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Jijin P πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ¦„

Cool πŸ‘πŸ»

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Jake Murray

I wrote my first (simple) program!

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Juneau Lim

Congrats!! what a historical moment. You must be super proud of yourself.
Share it with the rest of us, please!

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Ana Liza Pandac

This week, I've started working on a Google Chrome extension. I always had a problem when I'm streaming some videos and it's starting to annoy me so I figured I can fix it by creating a browser extension.

I managed to finish the very basic functionality that I want but there's still room for improvement so I'm working on that.

I might write about it as well to share some insights the why and how of it.

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Judith

After a tough work week, instead of letting the negativity take over, I remodeled my bathroom!

Before

before

After

after

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Juneau Lim

What sorcery happened there.🀭

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Judith

Lol. Senior level bathroom engineer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Saurabh Daware 🌻 • Edited

This week I didn't read the holiday message on college group so I went to college and everything was closed. Then I felt like if I go back home it would feel like a waste of time so I took this opportunity to explore the area around college.

So I started walking on a random road and after some time I reached a lake which I had no idea existed (It's pretty close to my college and I've been going to college for last 3 years πŸ™ˆ)

So I roamed around and read 20 pages of a book ("The Grand Design" by Stephan Hawkings) while sitting beside the lake

So it became a very successful and positive day for me 🌻🌻🌻

Here's a picture from that day (sorry had to degrade the quality to post here) :

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Gayan Hewa • Edited

Today I figured out out Ruby's string class has a .to function that replaces text like a charm. Saves time when compared with, having to iterate over a string and replace them one by one. Thanks to exercism.io

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CΓ©cile Lebleu

This week I achieved more than I usually do in a month. Needless to say I am exhausted, but really happy to prove my capabilities to myself. The two main achievements were:

  • I started a new job that I love πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’»
  • I moved a big server to a new one πŸ’ͺ🏻
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Nazim Boudeffa • Edited

I have finally translated the Making your First Phaser 3 Game tutorial to french and added it in an official coding site I am making in node with ads and everything to start discussing code in french, it needs a big review beacause it was done with Google Translate πŸ˜‚
πŸ‘‰ codeurdejeux.com πŸŽ‰

Joey Speaking French

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Ngacho

I love the gifπŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Al Madireddy
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Peter Kim Frank

Nice!

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Mpho Mphego

Addressed the elephant in the room in one of our major packages.

Python migration like a boss...

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Michiel Hendriks • Edited

After years of preparation and months of work I finally committed the final changes to the trunk to get rid of JBoss 4 as the application server that runs our software. It is now a "plain" Java application. We are no longer held back by JEE.

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Connor Tangney

Sent out a job application (on a whim) on Monday with some trepidation.

This week, I have not only completed two rounds of phone interviews with the company, but I also (somehow...) managed to land a round three, in-person, interview!

The take away from this? Just submit the application.

😬

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Jason Snow

Sometime submitting the application is the hardest part (I very much know this from first hand experience)! Good job taking that step and awesome news about all the rounds of interviews. Good luck in the next round!

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Ali Abbas

I was featured in an Indian Online media website.

Ali Abbas MrRoom

I had an interview with the editor of the channel and finally they featured my startup journey in their STARTUP Stories. ❀

vyapaarjagat.com/startup/kanpur-ba...

Also, did some open source contributions. Got another freelancing project.πŸ€“

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Jonathan Kuhl

Entity Framework.

A few weeks ago, I was assigned the task of creating a web app for uploading or viewing files for our client company. I told them I knew a bit about front end, and they gave it to me. I had to, on the fly, learn ASP.MVC, which, to be fair, wasn't hard to grok. It's not terribly different than anything else I've done.

But a few days ago, it came time to start writing the back end. I knew nothing about Entity Framework. Not a single thing. Except it was like Hibernate, and I vaguely know what Hibernate is.

I start cracking at it anyways.

I already have my databases. Those already exist. I just need to build my models. So I do, after a jaunt to the MSDN to read about what the f**k to do.

Then I write a quick console application and attach it to my solution so I don't need to write a view just to test my code. After laboring and learning for a while, it's time to fire it up and see what happens.

And I get System.NullReference Exception: Value is null. And that's it.

Like WTF is this crap? Null? What is null? Is my connection string broken? Is my table wrong? Is my model wrong? Does the table have no data? The hell? Not even a line number to where the error is? Just "value is null"? What's this vague error mean?

About an hour or two of furious research and combing through my code it turns out I forgot to add getters and setters to one of my model's properties, which was keeping it from grabbing data from the tables. But dear god, it couldn't have been a more vague error unless it just said "error" and then shut down Visual Studio.

Finally got past that.

And then I add a table to my model, one that's referenced by a foreign key in SQL Server.

I get "System.NullReferenceException" again.

Turns out, after a few more hours of research and a Stack Overflow question, I missed an Include() in my query.

Finally after hours, my model is grabbing and displaying data from the database.

All that's left is to finish the rest of the tables and get them hooked up to my webpage, but that shouldn't be too difficult (pound on wood.)

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Juneau Lim • Edited

I attended all of my class, except for one elective course class.
I also did all my homework one time.
I was even unable to read lecture slides but still coded some lines.
Next day, I wore this tank to school.

I know it sounds silly. but I mean; despite the fact that I have 3 times of panic attack per day even without panicking.
It is super hard. I mean, It's my 3rd semester. But it's never been this hard. and the subjects all pretty much either I already know or I was really looking forward to learning.

Honestly, it's a challenging time ever. but I'll survive, as I always have been.

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Gift Egwuenu

This week I got the Top 7 badge and also received so much love on my recent article.

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Eric Ahnell

I have more than one!

  • Getting the number of compiler errors in Fantastle Reboot, a game I am working on, down to zero
  • Having an unpleasant surprise (problem report with short window to fix) turn into a pleasant one (fix was simpler than I thought it would be, and uncovered another, much more subtle bug)
  • My first chance to reply to a post by the person who got this whole thing started - amazing Jess πŸ˜‰
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omrilotan

Moved all of my articles to dev.to 😍 and posted a new one.
dev.to/omrilotan/front-end-observa...

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Charles Landau

Great week.

Mayor Pete wow

  • Invited to do a talk at a local user group! βœ”οΈ
  • Birthday! Nice gifts! βœ”οΈ
  • Signed a new client! βœ”οΈ
  • Well received blog on dev! βœ”οΈ
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Bruno Oliveira

Well, understood a bit more about the business I'm currently writing software for which is great when you're employed for little less than 5 months...Started working on a few more posts to write here and am planning to use my #goingfunctional series to get extra visibility at work by giving internal presentations with consultants, let's see how it'll develop

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Brad

Did the following for the first time, all in 1 (very) productive day

  1. Buy a domain for a side project that I plan to follow through with
  2. Setup Docker on windows correctly
  3. Setup 2 separate (almost) working Dockerfiles which I will use for my side project.
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Sophie The Lionhart • Edited

The biggest win this week for me was getting my first tattoo! I got three different colored lines on my wrist, each line represents one year sober, and next year I'll get another line. I got it on Sunday because that marked three years of no alcohol for me! :D

I have one purple line, one blue line, and one green line. Next year will be a yellow line, then orange, then a red line. I'll be going for the rainbow, but skipping indigo because to me it's just light blue and therefore isn't really a distinct color to put on the rainbow. Some may disagree, but that's a fight I'm willing to run away from.

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Jaimie Carter

Win in a weird situation: As I'm skilling up to transition out of my current industry, I've been hired by a colleague (in my current industry) to build a basic web-app for a major media company. That was two weeks ago. This week, he wants me to meet with another stakeholder company to discuss integration to their system.
This is all awesome.
However. I'm just starting out, and this is getting big fast. I guess there's nothing like the deep end, right? Even with imposter syndrome at 110%

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Arpit Mohan

This week, I gave my first talk in ages at DevopsDays India. Was a little nervous at the beginning but spent an entire day just practicing to calm my nerves.

Slides available at: github.com/mohanarpit/talks/tree/m...

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Evan Roggenkamp • Edited

Wrote a bunch of joins in MSSQL. Getting a lot better with SQL. Traced down some exceptions in our SolarWinds environment which lead me to some firewall changes. Made a lot of progress on my netbox project despite the many frustrating challenges this week. Survived Friday the 13th and simultaneous full moon.

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Made some major improvements to our webpack builds at work. πŸ’ͺ🏻

Now I just have to get it sorted out for DEV. I'm kind of swamped for the next little while, so if anyone wants to help on this, the PR is here:

[WIP] Babel & Webpack Upgrades #3887

What type of PR is this? (check all applicable)

  • [x] Refactor
  • [ ] Feature
  • [ ] Bug Fix
  • [ ] Documentation Update

Description

This upgrades Babel to version 7.x and webpack/webpacker to version 4.x. This work is good for the project in general, but it also lays the groundwork to fix the Storybook issue mentioned in #338.

Related Tickets & Documents

  • #338
  • #3490
  • #2034

Added to documentation?

  • [ ] docs.dev.to
  • [ ] readme
  • [x] no documentation needed

[optional] What gif best describes this PR or how it makes you feel?

Yes!

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Harsh Shandilya

After tearing my hair out over a bunch of complex examples, I used a simple approach to create a PWA for my website πŸ₯³

It opens directly to the blog section of my site and every post is already cached when the PWA is installed so users can read the data offline. Considering I have a crippling inability of understanding web tech, I'm very proud of myself!

P.S. The site is open source so everybody can see me struggling :p

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Erica

I went permanent at my previously-by-contract job in full stack development!

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Meghan Hannon

I finished a little side project that helped improve my knowledge of CSS animations!
Check it out :) github.com/megfh/magic

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GaΓ«l Hanquez

I am now a CTO

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Vitali Pomanitski

This week didn't went so well, I was tired, I didn't meet my expectation at studying, but I did succeed a little bit at work and I was kinda of a nice person.

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Michael Kohl

Got accepted into the F# mentorship program. There were only 17 mentors for almost 60 potential mentees, so was quite lucky.

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Lucas Pacheco

I started looking for new positions in IT and planning a roadmap to achieve what I want! Also bought a coffee machine that I was wanting to!

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Jason Snow

This week, I published my first Python package to PyPI!

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Lazar955

ISO 8583 message parsing, finally understood it

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Andrew Meredith

I stopped drinking wayyyyyy too much coffee.

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Jean-Michel Plourde

In Django, I made my first Mixin to redirect to a warning page when a user with a deactivated profile tries to browse pages of the system.

I also applied for my first talk, ever! It's on TDD

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Brian Gaines

Went from contractor to full-time employee with benefits!

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Ian Spence

I finally uncovered the source of a performance problem after a week of struggling with it!

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Fernando B πŸš€

Fixed one of my projects, tbh I had not thought how hard is web dev until I had to code async code. Learned promises and felt pretty good considering I haven't done much JS coding.

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Mauro Garcia