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.
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
|1st||jaysridhar||Jay Sridhar (MVB)||134,732|
|2nd||driscollis||Mike Driscoll (MVB)||120,736|
|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|
|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
|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.
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.
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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