Monthly Writers' Recap: December 2017
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
|1st||johnjvester||John Vester (ZL)||140,552|
|2nd||daedtech||Erik Dietrich (MVB)||49,257|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||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|
|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
|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!
|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|
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!
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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