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Jess Lee

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What was your win this week?

Time for some reflection โœจ

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

All wins count -- big or small ๐ŸŽ‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜„

Happy Friday!

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Michiel Hendriks

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Cubicle Buddha

^ this dev gets it. But for those that wish they could be more comfortable with PRs like that, check out how to feel good about deleting dead code

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Andreas Jakof

I love throwing away code. I can do the same by end of May. Getting rid of SCCM once and for all! ๐Ÿ‘

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Corey Johnson

Beautiful!

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Jack Harner ๐Ÿš€

That's a lot of code gone. Nice work!

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Michiel Hendriks

Mostly dead code. I also deleted quite a bunch the weeks before. We've been finishing up quite some refactoring (moving from one java web framework to an other). Moving parts from the code base to managed via configuration. And plainly deleting sub-modules which are no longer used. We finally reached the point where we're able to get rid of a lot of files/code. Our code base in lines of code* has decreased from 822k (beginning of this year) to 665k. We're getting close to the size we had in 2014.

Quite a few of those "lines" moved outside our codes base. So they are not really gone, but they are now no longer the burden of the devs.

Sadly fisheye does not provide nice stats on how much I have been deleting for arbitrary time windows. Just "last week" and "all time".

But in the end:

Deleted code is debugged code. -- Jeff Sickel

*) code as in the broadest sense of the word, so includes XML, HTML, CSS, etc. Everything which sonarqube sees as code and counts towards our technical debt.

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Joe Hobot • Edited

I was on dev.to daily this week. And even wrote a post.

Not so much week before that.

Does that count as win win? :)

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Nick Taylor

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Ben Halpern

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Bhupesh Varshney ๐Ÿ‘พ

Hell Yeahh !!

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Michael Tharrington

I planted loads of little veggie plants in my backyard garden this week! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ

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Nick Taylor

Did you plant kale? That stuff is indestructible. I was eating the kale I planted until November and it was still growing in December.

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Michael Tharrington

As much as I wanna say kale yeah! right now, I haven't... yet.

But, I'll take you up on the suggestion! I had a friend say the same thing. I'm definitely a a kale lover and am going to try and fit it in! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Cubicle Buddha

I didnโ€™t expect to get non-programming tips on here haha

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Naser Nourani

Finding this useful site

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Peter Kim Frank

Welcome! :)

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Naser Nourani

Thanks

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Luke Bayliss

We had a bunch of remediation scripts that were kind of floating around in different projects. So I pulled them all together and created a CLI tool. Itโ€™s super pretty and works really well! Iโ€™m quite proud of it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tyler V. (he/him) • Edited

Wrote a two-part series about git and making a Pull Request to help beginners navigate the waters. The response to it has been great (and I'm a little bit still waiting to wake up from a dream)

Git Explained: dev.to/12vanblart/crash-course-git...
First PR: dev.to/12vanblart/make-your-first-...

Simpson wakes up from dream and asks "Wait, that was all a dream?"

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Ken Bellows

Finished my first semester of grad school, and it looks like I got an A in both classes I took! ๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ†

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Christopher C. Johnson

Congrats!

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Matthew Daly

Refactored a painful query object from 500+ lines of PHP to just under 170.

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Lea Reimann ๐Ÿฆ„

Nice work ๐Ÿ’ช

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Jamie

This week, I managed to get nearly a month ahead of myself with my podcast editing schedule.

For those who don't know: I create, host, and edit two podcasts. The .NET Core Podcast is currently alin an interview stage, I have around 8 interviews recorded and 2 edited and ready to release - it releases fortnightly. The Waffling Taylors Podcast has a much more intense edit than dnc because it's my brother and ai talking, but I cut in audio from a bunch of different sources, it has different segments, and is recorded a little less in advance.

I write the show notes for both shows; with a little help from a bit for the dnc show notes (it, badly, transcribes each episode, which I then need to fix).

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Cubicle Buddha

Any tips on how to get a good audio setup going? Iโ€™ve done recordings of bands for over a decade, but thereโ€™s something about Skype audio recording thatโ€™s preventing me from getting the podcast portion of CubicleBuddha.com off the ground. #analysisParalysis

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Jamie • Edited

I would move away from Skype, and look into dedicated apps. I've used both Zoom and ZenCastr in the past. Both have free tiers so you should be able to try them out - and there are dozens of similar apps out there.

Zoom is advertised more as a video conferencing app, but it records the audio (if you tell it to record, that is) as separate tracks - so each person is in their own track).

ZenCastr is similar, but is entirely in the browser and is designed specifically for podcasts.

If you have to use Skype (or a similar VoIP app), I'd recommend having everyone record their audio in tandem to you recording the whole thing. If you do this, it's important to have a sync sound. This is so that, when editing, you can easily sync the tracks together. I've used a countdown followed by everyone clapping once in the last ("1, and-a 2, and-a 1 2 3 [clap]).

There are a few points on this page which might help too. Send me a Twitter DM if you'd like to chat more about podcast set ups, and we can figure out a time to connect and I'll see if I can help more.

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Cubicle Buddha

Thank you so much!!! :)

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Jamie Ferrugiaro

Iโ€™m personally really impressed you managed to use the word fortnightly. Honestly have only seen that in Jane Austen books.

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Corey Johnson

Started having some health problems last week and I prioritized my health without compromise! This time last year I would have been trying to work through evenings to finish up work I had missed for doctor appointments because I didn't have a healthy work life balance.

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Jack Harner ๐Ÿš€

Mother's Day Banner
Got this pretty nifty banner up for work using Canvas and SVG. Really stoked with how it all came out!

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Tyler V. (he/him)

That looks awesome! Nice job!

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Jack Harner ๐Ÿš€

Thank you so much!

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Cรฉcile Lebleu

This week, I started learning Python! I really like it so far, Iโ€™m eager to know all the things I can do with it!

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Sm0ke • Edited

Play with panini static site generator.
Integrate an HTML5 Up design on it and release it into the wild:

WebApp - Sources

Free Website Big Picture by @Simpllo

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Tim Bachmann

This week, I got my first project that I'm getting payed for. A friend of mine asked me if i could look at some critical Excel files of her buisness and if I could automate them.
I'm quite proud that I honestly told her that I'm not interested in excel macro programming and showed her an idea of a web app that could replace those Excel tables.

Appatently she and her employees were pretty excited about it and now I have my first "real" project.

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Lea Reimann ๐Ÿฆ„

That's great, congrats! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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SHARAD SHINDE

Got ๐Ÿ’ฏ% promotion increment ๐Ÿ˜…