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Monthly Writers' Recap: March 2017

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Monthly Writers' Recap: March 2017

See who's atop the contributor leaderboard for the month of March! Plus, we discuss our newest Zone and our latest contest — both of which are geared toward contributors.

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Hello, DZone contributors! March is now behind us, we thought we'd share a recap of the month, along with some current company announcements. 

Read on for our March retrospective. 

March Leaderboards

Congrats to all the contributors atop the leaderboards for March! You made it a great month to be a DZone reader!

Top Contributors by Pageviews for March 2017

Rank Username Real Name Pageviews
1st jaysridhar  Jay Sridhar (MVB) 134,732
2nd driscollis Mike Driscoll (MVB) 120,736
3rd jacky85 Jitendra Bafna  99,393
4th kinlane Kin Lane (MVB) 89,037
5th grzegorztj Grzegorz Ziemonski (ZL) 79,689
6th Daniel Stori Daniel Stori (MVB)  57,798
7th gunnarpeipman Gunnar Peipman (MVB) 50,396
8th starbuxman Joshua Long (MVB) 48,778
9th adigaskell Adi Gaskell (MVB)  48,467
10th bunkertor Tim Spann (ZL)  46,379

Top Contributors by Articles for March 2017

Rank Username Real Name # of Posts
1st
jacky85 Jitendra Bafna 28
2nd kinlane Kin Lane (MVB) 24
3rd adigaskell Adi Gaskell (MVB) 16
4th chrislambistan Chris Lamb (ZL) 14
5th jaysridhar Jay Sridhar (MVB) 14
6th rdatdzone Harish Kumar (MVB) 14
7th gunnarpeipman Gunnar Peipman (MVB) 12
8th daedtech Erik Dietrich (MVB) 11
9th bunkertor Tim Spann (ZL) 11
10th driscollis Mike Driscoll (MVB) 10

Top Articles for March 2017

Rank Headline Author Pageviews
1st ConcurrentHashMap in Java 8 Arun Pandey 43,835
2nd The Factory Pattern of Using Lambda Expressions in Java 8 Monika Goel 24,178
3rd The Birth of Automated Testing at Google in 2005 Gene Kim (MVB) 23,839
4th Linus Torvald's House [Comic] Daniel Stori (MVB) 23,464
5th Microservices Architecture and User Interfaces Alejandro Duarte  21,679


DZone Company Announcements

Welcome to the Writers' Zone! Our newest Zone is a home specifically for contributor-related content, such as writing guidelines and tips, contributor contest announcements, resources, editing suggestions, and more. Our overall goal is to make the Writers' Zone a "one stop shop" for everything related to writing on DZone. We encourage you to submit your advice and experiences on writing for a tech audience to the new Zone. 

And speaking of writing, we want your tutorials! The Teach Us Tech Sprint contributor contest offers five chances to win a $200 Amazon gift card, and you've got until Tuesday, April 18th to enter! The five prize categories are: 

  • Most Pageviews: Be the contributor whose original DZone tutorials receive the most cumulative pageviews during the contest period. 

  • Most Tuturials Published: Win by being the most prolific poster of tutorials on DZone during the contest period! 

  • Best Tutorial: To be selected by the DZone Editorial Team and Zone Leaders. 

  • Best Series: Also to be selected by the DZone Editorial Team and Zone Leaders. 

  • Best Discussion: The article with the most lively comments section (as determined by the DZone team) 

At any time, you can view the contest standings for the Most Pageviews and Most Tutorials Published categories on our Leaderboard

Read the full contest rules, then get writing! Good luck, and may the best contributor win. 

March's Publications

On Monday, March 27th, we released the DZone Guide to Performance: Optimization and Monitoring. So far, the Guide has received more than eight thousand downloads from software professionals around the globe. During the month of March, we published a few Refcardz, aka "technical cheat sheets!" Check them out. 

Thanks to all of our Guide and Refcardz authors. If you're interested in contributing to a Guide, our editorial schedule can be found here

Editor's Picks

A huge thank-you to Seco Max for inspiring some great discussion and engagement here on DZone. His recent articles have been receiving a ton of likes and insightful comments, particularly his posts in the Integration and Performance Zones. Be sure to give his content a read!

If you're interested in Machine Learning and databases for AI, keep an eye out for posts by the GRAKN team. This recent post shows you how to go about creating a chatbot that will act as your personal assistant when choosing a movie to watch — you can even integrate the chatbot into Slack.

Big on Big Data? We recommend Adit Deshpande's recent posts on the topic, especially "Diving Into Natural Language Processing."

Until next month, keep writing! 

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