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Monthly Writers' Recap: December 2017

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Monthly Writers' Recap: December 2017

In December, we announced the winners of the first-ever DZone Community Awards and released a Guide on a new topic. We also celebrated the holiday season and the start of the New Year!

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Happy New Year! Now that 2018 is here, let's look back at the last month of 2017. 

Top Contributors by Pageviews for December 2017

Rank Username Real Name Pageviews
1st johnjvester John Vester (ZL) 140,552
2nd daedtech Erik Dietrich (MVB) 49,257
3rd john@galenetechnologies.com John Thompson (MVB) 39,576
4th adigaskell Adi Gaskell (MVB) 39,553
5th kinlane Kin Lane (MVB) 37,822
6th Daniel Stori Daniel Stori (ZL) 34,912
7th gabrieletomassetti Gabriele Tomassetti (MVB) 33,640
8th unanth@123 Vijay Laxmi  32,252
9th Labouardy Mohamed Labouardy (MVB) 32,017
10th simonech Simone Chiaretta (MVB) 31,503

Top Contributors by Articles for December 2017

Rank Username Last Name # of Articles
1st adigaskell Adi Gaskell (MVB) 18
2nd daedtech Erik Dietrich (MVB) 14
3rd gabrieletomassetti Gabriele Tomassetti (MVB) 11
4th kinlane Kin Lane (MVB) 10
5th ayende Oren Eini (MVB) 9
6th jsugrue James Sugrue (ZL) 9
7th Labouardy Mohamed Labouardy (MVB) 8
8th bunkertor Tim Spann (ZL) 8
9th stackify Matt Watson (MVB) 8
10th catelawrence Cate Lawrence (ZL) 8

Top Articles for December 2017

Rank Headline Author Pageviews
1st Trusting Your Employees - Taking a Step Back John Vester (ZL) 39,423
2nd GitLab Making Software Development Great Again John Vester (ZL) 31,296
3rd 10 Steps to Become a Data Scientist in 2018 Vijay Laxmi 30,271
4th Gamification - Is This Ever the Right Answer for a Business Application? John Vester (ZL) 29,665
5th AI and Machine Learning Trends for 2018: What to Expect Dmitry Budko 27,351
6th What I Learned From Call of Duty WWII John Vester (ZL) 27,195
7th How to Create an Immutable Class in Java  Hussein Terek (MVB) 23,432
8th Java Concurrency in Depth (Part 1) Mahmoud Nagib  21,988
9th 15 Great Programming Blogs You May Not Have Heard About Alessia Krush (MVB) 21,143
10th The Death of the Architect Yogeshwar Srikrishnan 19,545

and let's not forget the...

Top Contributors of 2017!

Rank Username Real Name Pageviews
1st johnjvester John Vester (ZL) 3,020,314
2nd grzegorztj Grzegorz Ziemonski (ZL) 877,204
3rd kinlane Kin Lane (MVB) 862,473
4th jaysridhar Jay Sridhar (MVB) 784,145
5th daedtech Erik Dietrich (MVB) 725,367
6th Daniel Stori Daniel Stori (ZL) 681,402
7th adigaskell Adi Gaskell (MVB) 613,613
8th Lanky Dan Dan Newton (MVB) 567,462
9th astringfellow Angela Stringfellow (MVB) 566,043
10th starbuxman Joshua Long (MVB) 512,207

December's Publications

On December 11th, we released the DZone Guide to Microservices: Breaking Down the Monolith. This was the first Microservices Guide we'd ever released, and it exceeded our expectations in terms of permission. So far, the Microservices Guide has been downloaded over 17,000 times. 

In addition, we published the following Refcardz:  

The 2017 DZone Community Awards Winners 

As 2017 drew to a close, we at DZone wanted to show our appreciation for the awesome authors who made 2017 a huge success for our community. We selected ten categories for our end-of-year awards, and chose the winners through a variety of methods, including a survey of our active contributors. On December 18th, we announced the ten winners - congrats to all!

View the full winners' list.

Editors' Picks: Cate Lawrence, Gabriele Tomassetti, James Sugrue, and Aditya Vempathy

As a tech journalist, Zone Leader Cate Lawrence spends a lot of time at conferences, and she recently wrote a thought-provoking article on encouraging diversity at these events. Her post, "Can the Diversity Problem in Tech Conferences be Solved?," offers concrete, actionable solutions for this hot-button issue.

MVB Gabriele Tomassetti recently published an awesome 9-part series on DZone all about parsing algorithms. Now, he has another extensive series in the works about tools on libraries for Python. Gabriele is an expert on these topics but breaks them down in a way that is easy to understand. Check out his first post in the new series, "Parsing in Python: Tools and Libraries."

Congratulations to James Sugrue, who recently celebrated his tenth anniversary as a Zone Leader. Yes, you read that correctly! James is by far our longest-running Zone Leader, and one of our most prolific. In his decade with the DZone team, he's written over 700 articles, posted more than 800 comments, authored numerous Refcardz and Guide articles, and took part in a Zone Leader Smackdown. Thank you, James!

Finally, we'd like to say thanks to Aditya Vempathy for this fantastic Agile Zone post, "6 Essential Mental Models for Product Managers," which offers interesting advice about problem solving through creating and adjusting mental models. Plus, it contains some great visualization graphics!

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