What had two Guide launches, a new Zone Leader, and a Java v. Kotlin smackdown? August 2017, of course! Read on for our monthly recap.
Top Contributors by Pageviews for August 2017
|1st||macnux||Seco Max (MVB)||130,822|
|2nd||johnjvester||John Vester (ZL)||115,488|
|3rd||arunpandeycdac||Arun Pandey (MVB)||68,843|
|4th||kinlane||Kin Lane (MVB)||60,470|
|5th||trisha.gee||Trisha Gee (MVB)||51,194|
|6th||adigaskell||Adi Gaskell (MVB)||48,129|
|8th||caroljmcdonald||Carol McDonald (MVB)||46,100|
|9th||nfrankel||Nicolas Frankel (MVB)||44,936|
|10th||astringfellow||Angela Stringfellow (MVB)||38,716|
Top Contributors by Articles for August 2017
|Rank||Username||Real Name||# of Articles|
|1st||adigaskell||Adi Gaskell (MVB)||28|
|2nd||kinlane||Kin Lane (MVB)||24|
|3rd||ayende||Oren Eini (MVB)||12|
|4th||jean-paul.azar||Jean-Paul Azar (MVB)||10|
|5th||johnjvester||John Vester (ZL)||9|
|6th||bloggeraghu||Raghuraman Kesavan (MVB)||9|
|7th||shelby.blitz||Shelby Blitz (MVB)||9|
|8th||gunnarpeipman||Gunnar Peipman (MVB)||9|
|9th||macnux||Seco Max (MVB)||8|
|10th||catelawrence||Cate Lawrence (ZL)||8|
Top Articles for August
|1st||Singleton Pattern: A Deep Dive||Arun Pandey (MVB)||56,393|
|2nd||The Rise and Fall of JVM Languages||Nicolas Frankel (MVB)||24,719|
|3rd||9 Best Practices to Handle Exceptions in Java||Thorben Janssen (MVB)||23,591|
|4th||The Ultimate Guide to Progressive Web Applications||Matt Raible (MVB)||21,941|
|5th||Put Your Java 8 Method References to Work||Per-Ake Minborg (MVB)||21,772|
|6th||My Favorite Headache - More Than Just Geddy Lee's Solo Album||John Vester (ZL)||20,987|
|7th||Cisco Cites Concerns in 2017 Mid-Year Cybersecurity Report||John Vester (ZL)||19,836|
|8th||Just How Far Can Amazon Go?||John Vester (ZL)||19,549|
|9th||What's So Evil About Singletons?||Dave Ranjan||18,579|
|10th||Top 10 Programming Languages in 2017||Anton Shaleynikov||18,383|
August was a very busy month in terms of publications. We released two Guides: the Guide to Automated Testing: Improving Application Speed and Quality and the first-ever Guide to Orchestrating and Deploying Containers. So far, this new Guide topic has earned over 12 thousand downloads.
In addition, we released the following Refcardz:
Meet Our Newest Zone Leader
We're proud to announce that Jeffrey Lee has joined the Zone Leader ranks. Jeffrey will be responsible for managing the DevOps Zone, and has already sent us a ton of great articles. In addition to being an awesome DZone contributor, Jeffrey is also a Master's student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and studies interaction design and user experience at the Interaction Design Foundation. Stay tuned for more wonderful content from Jeffrey.
The Zone Leader Smackdown Belt Goes to...
On August 18th, Grzegorz Ziemonski and James Sugrue faced off in the first-ever Zone Leader Smackdown. The topic? Java v. Kotlin. The webinar was a huge success, with over 200 people tuning in for the carnage. In the end, Grzegorz was crowned the victor, receiving bragging rights and a sweet championship belt. However, we were very impressed with how many hearts and minds James Sugrue turned to the Kotlin side. Thanks to both of them for taking part in this fun event.
As the Smackdown victor, Grzegorz Ziemonski will receive a super awesome wrestling belt. We hope to have a picture of him wearing it soon!
Editors' Picks: Trisha Gee, Justin Albano, Dave Ranjan, Raghuraman Kesavan
We'd like to give a big shoutout to Trisha Gee of Jetbrains. She's been writing a fantastic series on code smells that currently includes five awesome posts. Read the first, "Code Smells: Null," here.
And speaking of articles series, Justin Albano's highly detailed, four-part "Understanding Classes in Java" series is one of the best we've read. The posts have even gotten some love from former Zone Leader and frequent DZone publication contributor Per-Åke Minborg. Parts 1 and 2 are available to read now - stay tuned for parts 3 and 4!
Congratulations to Dave Ranjan, the top new DZone original content contributor for the month of August. His first-ever published post, "What's So Evil About Singletons?," received more than 18 thousand pageviews. We can't wait to read more of Dave's content.
We love tutorials, and Rathnadevi Manivannan is one of our top educational contributors. He has been continuously submitting excellent tutorials, particularly to the Big Data and Database Zones. Our favorite is "Data Analysis Using Apache Hive and Apache Pig" - be sure to give it a read.
Finally, congrats to Raghuraman Kesavan, the most-read new MVB for the month of August. We syndicated nine posts from his blog Node Simplified just this month, and hope to continue sharing his wonderful content to DZone.