Monthly Writers' Recap: November 2017
Monthly Writers' Recap: November 2017
This month, we welcomed a new Zone Leader, published some awesome article series, released the 2017 Guide to Web Development, and more. Oh, and had a great Thanksgiving.
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We can't believe there's just one more month to go in 2017! We're ending the year strong with yet another month of fantastic content. Read on for our November recap.
Top Contributors by Pageviews for November 2017
|1st||johnjvester||John Vester (ZL)||135,369|
|2nd||starbuxman||Joshua Long (MVB)||121,452|
|3rd||kinlane||Kin Lane (MVB)||110,361|
|4th||yegor256||Yegor Bugayenko (MVB)||98,190|
|5th||albanoj2||Justin Albano (MVB)||76,349|
|6th||adigaskell||Adi Gaskell (MVB)||64,342|
|7th||daedtech||Erik Dietrich (MVB)||59,186|
|8th||Daniel Stori||Daniel Stori (ZL)||54,473|
|9th||thjanssen||Thorben Janssen (MVB)||52,758|
|10th||farrelmr||Martin Farrell (MVB)||38,790|
Top Contributors by Articles for November 2017
|Rank||Username||Real Name||# of Articles|
|1st||kinlane||Kin Lane (MVB)||24|
|2nd||adigaskell||Adi Gaskell (MVB)||23|
|3rd||daedtech||Erik Dietrich (MVB)||11|
|4th||starbuxman||Joshua Long (MVB)||10
|5th||khooke||Kevin Hooke (MVB)||9|
|6th||ayende||Oren Eini (MVB)||9|
|7th||johnjvester||John Vester (ZL)||6|
|8th||java_dm||Dustin Marx (MVB)||6|
|9th||techniquesofdesign||David Bernstein (MVB)||6|
|10th||michaelcgood||Michael Good (MVB)||6|
Top Articles for November 2017
|1st||Constructors or Static Factory Methods||Yegor Bugayenko (MVB)||53,524|
|2nd||Live PD and Living in IT||John Vester (ZL)||40,120|
|3rd||What is Project Valhalla?||Justin Albano (MVB)||25,369|
|4th||11 Simple Java Performance Tuning Tips||Thorben Janssen (MVB)||24,577|
|5th||GitLab Moves to DCO, Stands to Gain Debian and GNOME||John Vester (ZL)||24,535|
|6th||5 Features to Make Java Great Again||Yegor Bugayenko (MVB)||22,848|
|7th||Evolution of Programming Languages [Comic]||Daniel Stori (ZL)||20,995|
|8th||Is There a Place for Personal Expression on Your Team?||John Vester (ZL)||20,307|
|9th||Lambda Expressions in Java 8||Shivshankar Pal||19,760|
|10th||When Will 100% Remote Be an Accepted Norm?||John Vester (ZL)||18,893|
On November 20th, we released the DZone Guide to Web Development: Frameworks and Responsive Design. This Guide exceeded our already-high expectatons, both in terms of quality and in terms of reader response. So far, the Web Dev Guide has been downloaded nearly 17,000 times!
Introducing Lisa Smith
We're very pleased to welcome Lisa Smith to the Zone Leader team. We met Lisa at the All Things Open conference in Raleigh and were immediately impressed. Lisa, who is currently a web developer at New Media Campaigns in nearby Carrboro, NC, will be responsible for managing the Web Dev Zone. She's also the director of the Raleigh-Durham chapter of Women Who Code. Welcome, Lisa!
Series You Should Read
MVB Gabriele Tomassetti has had a great month. His five-part comprehensive guide to natural language processing in the AI Zone received 22K+ pageviews collectively, along with tons of likes and positive comments. Check out the first post in the series. Oh, and he also wrote the checklist for the highly successful Web Dev Guide. Awesome job, Gabriele!
Concerned about net neutrality? Zone Leader Chris Lamb is writing an ongoing series on the subject, starting with "The End of Net Neutrality, but Maybe Not the World." The series currently includes three articles, with more to come.
Editors' Picks: Tasos Martidis, Simon Wirtz, Liam Crilly, and Nikhil Wanpal
If you're enthused about encryption, we highly recommend Tasos Martidis' awesome Security Zone post, "In Encryption We Trust: A Tutorial." It's an article suited even for beginners, as it includes a great explanation of encryption basics.
We'd like to give a big thank-you to Simon Wirtz, who has not only been writing some great articles, but has also tweeted every one of them and gotten some nice social media interaction. His Web Dev Guide article, "Using Kotlin With Ktor to Create Web Apps," was spotlighted on the DZone homepage, and his post, "Kotlin Features I Miss in Java," was one of our Java editor's favorite articles of the month.
Liam Crilly, Director of Product Management at NGINX, was kind enough to post his extremely informative 30-minute talk on IoT, NGINX, MQTT, load balancing, and more. His article, "NGINX and IoT: Adding Protocol Awareness for MQTT," includes not only the video of his presentation, but a text and image version for those who prefer to read along.
Finally, we'd like to thank Nikhil Wanpal for his awesome Bounty Board-inspired post, "We Need to Talk, Says One Microservice to Another," which explains microservices in a fun and understandable way.
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