Now that August is here, we're recapping the month of July. We officially launched the AI Zone, announced some seriously talented contest winners, and released a Guide and five Refcardz. Check out the full monthly recap below.
Top Contributors by Pageviews for July 2017
|1st||grzegorztj||Grzegorz Ziemonski (ZL)||69,952|
|2nd||daedtech||Erik Dietrich (MVB)||61,156|
|3rd||KimMaida||Kim Maida (MVB)||58,865|
|4th||kinlane||Kin Lane (MVB)||56,616|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||John Thompson (MVB)||49,019|
|6th||adigaskell||Adi Gaskell (MVB)||47,022|
|7th||johnjvester||John Vester (ZL)||46,259|
|email@example.com||Lukas Eder (MVB)||44,851|
|9th||GowthamGirithar||Gowtham Girithar Srirangasamy||43,533|
||Daniel Stori||Daniel Stori (ZL)||34,346|
Top Contributors by Articles for July 2017
|Rank||Username||Real Name||# of Articles|
|1st||adigaskell||Adi Gaskell (MVB)||28|
|2nd||kinlane||Kin Lane (MVB)||22|
|3rd||daedtech||Erik Dietrich (MVB)||19|
|4th||KimMaida||Kim Maida (MVB)||15|
|5th||ayende||Oren Eini (MVB)||14|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Thiruppathi Rengasamy (MVB)||11|
|8th||ChrisChinchilla||Chris Ward (ZL)||9|
|9th||catelawrence||Cate Lawrence (ZL)||9|
|10th||eviltester||Alan Richardson (MVB)||8|
Top Articles for July
|1st||What's New in Spring Framework 5?||John Thompson (MVB)||34,868|
|2nd||4 Techniques for Writing Better Java||Justin Albano||25,269|
|3rd||Programming Without a Framework||Grzegorz Ziemonski (ZL)||25,076|
|4th||Beginning to Doubt Object-Oriented Programming||Grzegorz Ziemonski (ZL)||23,943|
|5th||How Geddy Lee Changed My Perspective||John Vester (ZL)||19,462|
|6th||Reactive Spring 5 and Application Design Impact||Grygoriy Gonchar (MVB)||18,808|
|7th||Optional Anti-Patterns||Przemyslaw Magda||18,787|
|8th||RAML for Designing APIs||Niwedita Ranjan||17,531|
|9th||NPE-Free Code Without Null Checks||Yogesh Devatraj||16,208|
|10th||Separative Microservices Hype and Reality for Pragmatic Java Developers||Reza Rahman (MVB)||15,476|
On July 24th, we released the DZone Guide to Integration: API Design and Management. In less than two weeks, this year's version of the Integration Guide has nearly surpassed last year's version's current number of downloads!
We also released the following Refcardz last month:
A New Zone and a New Contest
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Zone officially went live on July 17th. So far, the Zone has seen a ton of traction and attracted some truly fantastic and thought-provoking content. Current hot topics include chatbots, neural networks, deep learning, algorithms, churn, and classification.
In honor of the Zone launch, we created the trAIn your brAIn contest, which ran from July 3rd through July 20th. Allin all, more than 100 contributors submitted their content for consideration by our editorial team, and over 130 articles were published to DZone. Check out the full winners' list.
Editors' Picks: Chris Lamb, James Kelly, Dan McGhan, Fred Jacquet, and John Vester
Zone Leader Chris Lamb is taking the lead on claiming security articles, having grabbed up four prompts from the previous contributor newsletter. Three of those are already live on DZone, including a fantastic Security 101 post, Getting Started Writing Secure Code. Keep an eye out for his next article!
Thank you to James Kelly, Lead Cloud Architect at Juniper Networks and rockstar MVB. He's been letting us regularly share cool posts for Cloud and DevOps. This one with an excellent title just released yesterday: It's the End of Network Automation as We Know It (and I Feel Fine).
Dan McGhan has been regularly submitting awesome content to the Database Zone — he's smart, easy to work with, and writes very well. What's even more impressive is that he just started contributing this month! We're glad to have him as a member of the DZone contributor community.
The new AI Zone has already attracted a great contributor, Fred Jacquet. Fred is very intelligent about the AI space, and his AI articles on DZone always do well. He's also always very willing to make any changes necessary to make his articles the best that they can be.
Longtime Zone Leader John Vester has been killing it once again with his content. He's posted an awesome Security article, voluntereed to work on a white paper, and agreed to discuss a recent security talk with one of sponsor companies. Thanks, John!
Keep on writing, and we'll see you for next month's recap!