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Monthly Writers' Recap: March 2018

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Monthly Writers' Recap: March 2018

The March Madness at DZone has come to end! Last month, we released two Guides, celebrated the Microservices Zone's one-month birthday, and signed on an awesome new Zone Leader.

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We can't believe April is already here! DZone definitely engaged in some March Madness fun last month, in addition to releasing some fantastic publications, welcoming a new ZL, and celebrating one month of the Microservices Zone

Top Contributors by Pageviews for March 2018

Rank Username Real Name Pageviews    
1st bunkertor                                    Tim Spann (ZL) 151,829
2nd javinpaul Javin Paul (MVB) 119,149
3rd albanoj2 Justin Albano (MVB)                                 110,424                           
4th kinlane Kin Lane (MVB) 86,070
5th johnjvester John Vester (ZL) 80,856
6th speakjava Simon Ritter (MVB) 57,057
7th adigaskell Adi Gaskell (MVB) 51,603
8th shanky238 Shashank Gupta  45,174
9th Daniel Stori Daniel Stori (ZL) 42,891
10th maxamillllion Chris Caldwell 39,231

Top Contributors by Articles for March 2018

Rank Username Real Name # of Articles          
1st kinlane Kin Lane (MVB) 23
2nd adigaskell Adi Gaskell (MVB) 21
3rd bunkertor Tim Spann (ZL) 15
4th ErikLupander Erik Lupander (MVB)                                         10
5th Weeks@sonatype.com                          Derek Weeks (MVB) 9
6th ChrisChinchilla Chris Ward (ZL) 7
7th Swizec Swizec Teller (MVB) 7
8th ayende Oren Eini (MVB) 7
9th javinpaul Javin Paul (MVB) 6
10th marcobehler Marco Behler  6

Top Articles for March 2018

Rank Headline Author Pageviews
1st 5 Annotations Every Java Developer Should Know Justin Albano (MVB) 77,835
2nd 5 Common Barriers to Agile Adoption [Video] Chris Caldwell  47,599
3rd 10 Machine Learing Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist Shashank Gupta 46,606
4th Java 10 Released: 10 New Features Devs Should Know Javin Paul (MVB) 46,335
5th Python GUI Examples (Tkinter Tutorial) Seco Max (MVB) 24,536
6th Cheatsheet: Java Functional Interfaces Tony Tapper 24,317
7th 109 New Features in JDK 10 Simon Ritter (MVB) 24,179
8th Checkmarx 8.6 Boasts New Features - Including Application Risk Management John Vester (ZL) 23,090
9th 5 More Hidden Secrets in Java Justin Albano (MVB) 22,521
10th Is it Time to Put Oracle Into a Retirement Home? John Vester (ZL) 21,671

March's Publications

We released not one but two Research Guides last month; the first was the DZone Guide to Game Development: Building Immersive Worlds. Game dev is a new topic for us and it was great to see the Guide getting some traction. On March 26th, we published the DZone Guide to Performance: Testing and Tuning, which has earned over 8,000 downloads in less than 2 weeks. 

Also, we published the REST API Security Refcard - check out the sleek new Refcard page design if you haven't already! 

Introducing Jo Stichbury

We're very excited to announce that Jo Stichbury has joined the Zone Leader ranks. Her focus Zones will be Performance and AI. Here's how she describes herself in her own words:

"Jo Stichbury (@fluffymaccoy on Twitter) is a freelance technical writer who was, once upon a time, a C/C++ developer who wrote extensively about development for Symbian smartphones. These days she is more focussed on data science and AI, though also writes about software development best practice, computer games, the future of work, electric and driverless vehicles and clean transport."

Jo is currently a technical writer at GRAKN.AI and has already written some fantastic articles for Zone, including two Bounty posts. Welcome, Jo!

One Month of Microservices

On March 15th, we celebrated the Microservices Zone's one-month birthday. Congrats to Shamik Mitra, whose "Building Microservices Using Spring Boot and Docker - Part 1" post earned over 23,500 pageviews and became the Zone's top new post. Also, we want to thank Erik Lupander for sharing his multi-part "Go Microservices" article series to the Zone.

This was DZone's most successful Zone launch to date, and we have no one to thank for that but our contributors!

Editors' Picks: Shashank Gupta, John Vester, and Dan McGhan

Congratulations to Shashank Gupta; his article "10 Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist" received nearly 47,000 pageviews and almost 70 likes. That kind of performance is awesome for any Zone, but it's especially impressive for the AI Zone as it's one of our newer topics. Awesome job, Shashank!

It's no secret we enjoy a little bit of controversy at DZone; it gets the conversation going. Zone Leader John Vester recently shared two semi-controverisal articles: "Is Kotlin the Mullet of Programming Languages?" and "Is it Time to Put Oracle Into a Retirement Home?" Both generated some really great discussions; plus, we love the headlines.

MVB Dan McGhan, who recently returned from a well-deserved hiatus, is back and already killing it with his articles on creating a REST API. Welcome back, Dan - we can't wait to read more of your content.

See you next month for another recap! 

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