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Monthly Writers' Recap: January 2018

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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

Rank Username Real Name Pageviews
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
5th javinpaul Javin Paul  73,974
6th Daniel Stori Daniel Stori (ZL) 62,999
7th adigaskell Adi Gaskell (MVB) 48,195
8th sakshi.gaurav@minjar.com Sakshi Gaurav  45,288
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

Rank Headline Author Pageviews
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

January's Publications

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."

Welcome, Thomas! 

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

Current Leaders: Rohela Raouf, Shekhar SivaramanJustin Albano, John Vester, and Thomas Jardinet, each with one post to the Microservices Zone

4. Randomly-Selected Microservices Author

Potential Winners: Rohela Raouf, Shekhar Sivaraman, Justin Albano, John Vester, and Thomas Jardinet

5. Most Cumulative Likes

Current Leaders: Javin Paul (103 total Likes)

Current Runner-Up: Justin Albano (100 total Likes) 

The contest will run until February 28th, so there's still plenty of time to enter! Read the rules and see the prizes. Once you enter, you can see where you stand in the rankings on the Leaderboard

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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