DZone Monthly Community Awards: May 2021
Find out who won the DZone monthly awards in May including Dev of the Month.
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Announcing the DZone monthly community award winners for May 2021! The DZone monthly community awards celebrate our amazing developer and software professional creators and contributors worldwide!
May 2021 DZone Community Award Winners
DZone Dev of the Month - Mir Ali
From DZone Editor Samantha Ross: "Mir Ali (DZone profile) never fails to bring the fire and wisdom to his beautifully worded articles. His focus this May was on Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), but since he started only this past December, he's shared his knowledge on everything from AI to DevOps. Both his published pieces this month I classed as phenomenally well-written, and I'd like to congratulate Mir on his growing DZone portfolio and engagement, having hit his 100k this month. Looking forward to what's next!"
DZone Java Champion of the Month - Nicolas Fränkel
Nicolas Fränkel (DZone profile) has been prolific on DZone for the past 10 years in writing a new DZone article every week (I think they said they missed only one week in this time span). With that type of dedication and experience to share, it is easy to see why across 370+ DZone articles, they have collectively reached over 3.9 million page views. Thanks to Nicolas for contributing so much helpful Java articles on DZone!
DZone Editors’ Pick: Contributor of the Month - Rahul Rai
From DZone Editor Samantha Ross: "I've had the pleasure of working with Rahul (DZone profile) for a few months now, and he's had the pleasure of constantly getting messages from me asking what languages his code blocks are in this time. (I'm sorry! Sometimes even Java doesn't look like Java to me!)
Thankfully, Rahul is also an incredibly proactive author with some serious web design skills; he updated his website to include the language with every block! It's saved my brain's wheels so much spinning!
With this improvement being the highlight of my month, and his articles being consistent tutorial gems, he was a pretty obvious choice for the May 2021 Editor's Pick. Looking forward to the next one!"
DZone Security Champion of the Month - Joel Nylund
From DZone Editor Samantha Ross: "Hey, I maybe get why you skipped over this article in your recent self-update into Security - History is boring. We all know history, it's right there on Wikipedia.
Yea, but you and I both know that neither Wikipedia nor a textbook has the charisma of Joel Nylund's (DZone profile) recent historical analysis of Secure Application Development. And they definitely don't have a list that nice.
Even if you think you know your stuff in that area, you'd still be silly not to check out this unique perspective from a Master of Information Science with 20 years of experience. While he's receiving an award as the May Security Champion, he has experience in several other areas such as Agile and AI, and his entire DZone portfolio is worth a readthrough."
DZone Article of the Month - Top 35 Git Commands With Examples
Make no mistake, Top 35 Git Commands With Examples from Rajeev Bera (DZone profile) has fast become one of the most popular articles on DZone this year. By offering timely and super helpful Git commands with detailed examples, it is easy to see why this article has become so popular on DZone!
DZone Legendary Award - Luca Capriani, Darth Duck
From DZone Editor Samantha Ross: "I read a lot of articles around here, but not many get me to exclaim the words "Ohh!!! Darth Duck is back!" out loud as I'm browsing through the queue. I'm never disappointed.
If you haven't seen Luca Capriani's (DZone profile) adorably dark sidekick featuring in his entire tutorial series, you're missing out. I even spent what I admit is far too much time framing the perfect shot of him for the latest installment. But he's not the only star of the show; Luca's consistently been walking us through building sensor prototypes with clarity and ease and is some great hands-on content for DIY IoT.
Come to the dark side; we have sensors!
These two are receiving the Legendary award in tandem, Luca for his incredible DZone debut series, and Darth for the best supporting character in a tutorial series. Keep up the great teamwork!"
Social Media Dev of the Month - Sravan Lingam
Sravan Lingam (DZone profile) is a Senior Certified Mulesoft Developer and Certified Mulesoft Platform Architect. They run the popular social media channels for MuleSoft-TechZone with over 6K subscribers on YouTube and over 1,500 followers on LinkedIn. As a trainer, speaker, and expert on Integration and Mulesoft, we recognize and honor Sravan Lingam for sharing DZone content on social media and being active with the overall DZone community!
SEO Traffic Titan - Create a Login System Using HTML, PHP, and MySQL by Neil Agarwal
From DZone SEO Expert Hayata: “Neil published his first content on May 20th and already had 82K PVs as of 5/25. Most contributors don’t easily succeed in their first content because writing content is simply difficult. I am impressed with his skill set and would like him to teach me how to write. Can you?”
DZone Core Member of the Month - Eric D. Schabell
Congratulations again to Eric D. Schabell (DZone Profile) for winning this award for the second month in a row! Eric is always the first to welcome new DZone Core members, one of the nicest people you'll ever meet in the DZone Community. We are proud to have Eric D. Schabell recognized as the winner of this award for May 2021. Eric is the Portfolio Architect Director at Red Hat.
DZone Integration Champion of the Month - Edgar Moran
Congratulations to first-time winner Edgar Moran (DZone Profile) for this award. With over 5 articles on DZone that have reached over 4,000 page views covering integration and how-to for Mulesoft and more, Edgar is a go-to integration expert and resource. Their latest article on Mule 4 Unsplash Connector was a viral article on DZone!
DZone Agile Champion of the Month - Vinita Bansal
From DZone Editor Samantha Ross: "You won't find an author as passionate about Agile and Agile practices than Vinita (DZone profile) - in fact, you'll see posts from her frequently breaking the things down into easily digestible, practical advice that applies not only to the Agile but also to other areas of life and business.
Her recent pieces are as strong as when she started; you should definitely catch yourself up on her entire portfolio of Agile articles before it grows too large! A true champion of Agile who has a spirit for sharing to be appreciated and celebrated."
DZone Fun Award - Load-Balancing Minecraft Servers with Kong Gateway by Michael Bogan
From DZone Editor Samantha Ross: "As a Minecraft enthusiast, this has got to be the best mix between my love of gaming and my love for reading all these tutorials that there possibly could be.
This tutorial from Michael Bogan (DZone profile) is an entertaining way to experiment with Docker containers and Load Balancing. However, I didn't see the code that spawned in the Ender Dragons, so I'm not sure what he's talking about there at the end...
Programming and gaming together are a great way to flex your coding skills and upskill new concepts while having fun."
DZone Rising Star Award - Satyaprakash Samantaray
The DZone Rising Star Award recognizes the rising creators and contributors on DZone. Our first-ever winner goes to Satyaprakash Samantaray, who returned to DZone in May after a hiatus that stretched back to 2018. In May, they returned with 3 new articles that generated over 85,000 page views! We are so lucky to have Satyaprakash Samantaray sharing its database and programming knowledge with others on DZone!
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