Monthly Writers' Recap: January 2018
Monthly Writers' Recap: January 2018
We started 2018 off with a bang by welcoming a new Zone Leader, launching a contributor contest, and publishing our popular Guide to DevOps. Read on for the full recap.
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Wow, we can't believe the first month of 2018 is already behind us. Let's start February off with a look back at all the cool stuff we did last month.
Top Contributors by Pageviews for January 2018
|1st||johnjvester||John Vester (ZL)||105,891|
|2nd||ranga_pec||Ranga Karanam (MVB)||84,788|
|3rd||java_dm||Dustin Marx (MVB)||82,947|
|4th||kinlane||Kin Lane (MVB)||78,452|
|6th||Daniel Stori||Daniel Stori (ZL)||62,999|
|7th||adigaskell||Adi Gaskell (MVB)||48,195|
|9th||KinGuy||Guy Levin (MVB)||41,376|
|10th||mraible||Matt Raible (MVB)||34,449|
Top Contributors by Articles for January 2018
|Rank||Username||First Name||# of Articles|
|1st||kinlane||Kin Lane (MVB)||22|
|2nd||adigaskell||Adi Gaskell (MVB)||18|
|3rd||ranga_pec||Ranga Karanam (MVB)||12|
|4th||java_dm||Dustin Marx (MVB)||11|
|5th||daedtech||Erik Dietrich (MVB)||10|
|6th||bunkertor||Tim Spann (ZL)||10
|7th||ayende||Oren Eini (MVB)||10|
|8th||AmyatAlphaSW||Amy Groden-Morrison (MVB)||9|
|9th||gabrieletomassetti||Gabriele Tomassetti (MVB)||8|
|10th||johnjvester||John Vester (ZL)||7|
Top Articles for January 2018
|1st||9 Things Java Programmers Should Learn in 2018||Javin Paul||59,606|
|2nd||Top Cloud and AI Trends for 2018||Sakshi Gaurav||45,289|
|3rd||Dockerizing Jenkins 2, Part: Declarative Build Pipeline...||Kayan Azimov||30,618|
|4th||7 Things to Know Getting Started With Spring Boot||Ranga Karanam (MVB)||28,075|
|5th||Functional Programming Principles Every Imperative Programmer...||Stephen Rollins (MVB)||26,802|
|6th||Java Memory Management||Constantin Marian||25,446|
|7th||Lambda Expressions in Java 8||Shivshankar Pai||25,087|
|8th||Benefits of REST APIs With HTTP/2||Guy Levin (MVB)||23,356|
|9th||Docker (Inc.) Is Dead||Chris Short (MVB)||22,949|
|10th||Build a Basic CRUD App With Angular 5.0 and Spring Boot 2.0||Matt Raible (MVB)||22,065|
On January 15th, we released the first Guide of 2018, the DZone Guide to DevOps: Culture and Process. This is the fifth time we've released a Guide on this topic, but interest in DevOps doesn't seem to be waning. The Guide has received over 15,000 downloads thus far.
We also released the following Refcardz last month:
Introducing Thomas Jardinet
We're very pleased to welcome the newest member of our Zone Leader team, Thomas Jardinet. He'll be managing the soon-to-be released Microservices Zone, and has already started syndicating content. Here's how he describes himself in his own words:
"As an IT architecture consultant with thirteen years of experience, I accompany my clients in defining their architectures, whether functional, application or technical, by studying with them the best path. I also accompany them in the organizational side, and above all I seek with them intellectual and human exchange. I am also a supporter of flattened organizations, as I think it greatly improves the productivity, robustness, and resilience of companies."
Current Contest Leaders
Ok, this is a "February" announcement, but we want to give our contest participants a shout-out! On February 1st, we launched the "At Your (Micro) Service" contributor contest and offered five chances to win awesome prizes like an iPad mini, an Amazon Echo Show, and more. Thus far, we're gotten a ton of awesome entries. Here are the contributors leading the pack for each prize category.
1. Most Cumulative Pageviews
Current Leader: Javin Paul (22,000 total pageviews)
Current Runner-up: Justin Albano (16,000 total pageviews)
2. Most Microservices Zone Pageviews
Current Leader: Rohela Raouf (1,165 pageviews)
Current Runner-up: Justin Albano (1,057 pageviews)
3. Most Microservices Zone Posts
4. Randomly-Selected Microservices Author
5. Most Cumulative Likes
Current Leaders: Javin Paul (103 total Likes)
Current Runner-Up: Justin Albano (100 total Likes)
Editors' Picks: Ranga Karanam, Rohela Raouf, and Shivshankar Pal
Last month, MVB Ranga Karanam posted a ton of fantastic content on Spring Boot, including a multi-part series on Microservices with Spring Boot. You can read the first post in the series here. His extremely popular Integration article, "Spring Boot REST API Projects With Code Examples," received nearly 18,000 pageviews. Congrats to Ranga on earning the second-most cumulative pageviews on his content for the month of January!
We'd like to give a huge thank-you to Rohela Raouf, who submitted a great post for the Microservices Zone and became our first contender for the "Most Microservices Posts" and "Most Microservices Pageviews" categories of the At Your (Micro) Service contest. This was also her first-ever post to DZone - welcome to DZone contributor community, Rohela!
Congrats to Shivshankar Pal, another first-time contributor to DZone. We love it when new contributors make a splash, and Shivshankar certainly did with his article, "Lambda Expressions in Java 8." His post received over 25,000 pageviews, making it the 7th-most-viewed article of the month. We look forward to reading more of his content.
See you next month for another DZone recap!
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