Monthly Writers' Recap: October 2017
Monthly Writers' Recap: October 2017
This month, we finished up a contest, enjoyed another riveting Zone Leader Smackdown, published the 2017 AI and Database Guides, and welcomed back a Zone Leader.
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October was an awesome month to be a DZone reader, with two Guide releases, a Zone Leader Smackdown, the return of a Zone Leader, and the end of the Bounty Hunter Contest.
Top Contributors by Pageviews for October 2017
|1st||albanoj2||Justin Albano (MVB)||118,807|
|2nd||kinlane||Kin Lane (MVB)||56,800|
|3rd||johnjvester||John Vester (ZL)||56,626|
|4th||daedtech||Erik Dietrich (MVB)||54,633|
|5th||adigaskell||Adi Gaskell (MVB)||49,461|
|6th||grzegorztj||Grzegorz Ziemonski (ZL)||46,828|
|8th||starbuxman||Joshua Long (MVB)||46,716|
|9th||java_dm||Dustin Marx (MVB)||46,167|
|10th||Daniel Stori||Daniel Stori (ZL)||45,995|
Top Contributors by Articles for October 2017
|Rank||Username||Real Name||# of Articles|
|1st||adigaskell||Adi Gaskell (MVB)||22|
|2nd||kinlane||Kin Lane (MVB)||19|
|4th||daedtech||Erik Dietrich (MVB)||15
|5th||Avkash||Avkash Chauhan (MVB)||12|
|6th||albanoj2||Justin Albano (MVB)||11|
|7th||java_dm||Dustin Marx (MVB)||9|
|8th||Shashikant87||Shashikant Jagtap (MVB)||9|
|9th||ayende||Oren Eini (MVB)||9|
|10th||starbuxman||Joshua Long (MVB)||8|
Top Articles for October 2017
|1st||Most Popular Programming Languages of 2017||Jake Widman (MVB)||41,019|
|2nd||Developing a Web Application Using Angular (Part 1)*||Justin Albano (MVB)||35,635|
|3rd||3 Machine Learning Algorithms You Need to Know*||Eleni Markou (MVB)||25,735|
|4th||Using WireMock to Mock Underlying Services for REST Testing in Spring Boot||Deepak Tyagi||24,293|
|5th||Why Your Cloud Strategy Is Failing [Infographic]||Amarkant Singh||22,332|
|6th||Java 9: The Good, the Bad, and Private Interface Methods||Yegor Bugayenko (MVB)||21,135|
|7th||Being Smart About Your UX/UI Design||John Vester (ZL)||20,685|
|8th||Streams vs. Decorators||Yegor Bugayenko (MVB)||20,250|
|9th||Top 20 Cloud Blogs for Every Cloud Architect [Infographic]||Sakshi Gaurav||19,892|
|10th||A Reality Show About Programmers: Is the World Ready?||John Vester (ZL)||19,495|
*indicates an article submitted through the DZone Bounty Board
On October 16th, we released the DZone Guide to AI: Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics. This was our first-ever Artificial Intelligence Guide, and we were very impressed by its performance. And at the end of the month, we released a second Guide, the DZone Guide to Databases: Speed, Scale, and Security. In addition, we published the Getting Started With Memcached Refcard.
Zone Leader Smackdown 2.0
On Friday, October 13th, a battle between husband and wife took place on DZone. Chris Ward and Cate Lawrence went head-to-head over AI and whether it'll take our jobs in the near future. The winner? Chris, who terrified everyone with his vision of a Terminator-esque future. However, it was a very close fight and a nailbiter until the very end. Huge thanks to Cate and Chris for participating!
Congrats to the Top Bounty Hunters
In honor of the Bounty Board launch on September 18th, we gave contributors extra chances to win through the Bounty Hunter Contest. There were two ways to win: be the author with the most published Bounty Board claims, or be our randomly selected winner. The contest ended on October 3rd, and we announced our two winners.
Congratulations to Arun Yaligar, who had three of his Bounty Board articles published to DZone during the contest period, the most of any participant. He won a $100 Amazon gift card and a super cool Boba Fett backpack. Also, congrats to Jeffrey Lee, who was selected as our random winner. He received a $50 Amazon gift card and a Boba Fett-themed wallet.
Welcome Back, Emmett Coin
Welcome back to Emmett Coin, who is rejoining the Zone Leader fold. Emmett was coined an "Industral Poet" way back in the 90's and has kept this title as the technological founder of ejTalk. His focus will mainly be on the AI Zone. He describes his work as "exploring and evangelizing methodologies that permit computers to carry on real-time intelligent and natural conversations with humans." Emmett will be representing DZone at the AI World conference in Boston in December, so keep an eye out for him if you're planning on attending. We're excited to have him on the ZL team.
Editors' Picks: Patrick Lazar, Henrik Loeser, and Josh Chang
Big thanks to Patrick Lazar for writing up some seriously cool interviews about the Industrial Internet. The "The Intelligence Edge" interview series currently has two parts (you can read the first here), and we look forward to reading more entries.
We're constantly on the lookout for excellent Security Zone content, and this month, Henrik Loeser really delivered. "Data Henrik," which remains one of our favorite usernames, shared a fantastic post about securing your Cloud database apps, as well as an article about using trusted contexts to secure your Db2 data base.
Finally, we'd like to thank Josh Chang for his excellent Mobile Zone article series on Unity 3D VR. Our entire Editorial Team was impressed by this tutorial, which currently has four parts and many more are on the way. Read Part 1, "Going Through the Unity Ball Tutorial," here.
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