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The 12 Days of Content (Day 6): The Most Referenced Refcardz of 2017

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The 12 Days of Content (Day 6): The Most Referenced Refcardz of 2017

On the sixth day of Holiday articles, we reflect on which Refcardz our readers enjoyed the most, including RESTful API Lifecycle Management and Microservices in Java.

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In 2017, DZone released 36 Refcardz that were either updated versions of older cards or brand new topics. We've seen almost 295,000 downloads of these Refcardz alone, so we wanted to share the new and updated Refcardz that helped you the most throughout the year. 

RESTful API Lifecycle Management

This card, by Zone Leader John Vester, was our most popular new Refcard in 2017. In this Refcard, familiarize yourself with the basics of what makes a RESTful API, API security, and the benefits of a managed API lifecycle. You'll also walk through specific examples of designing your APIs by using RAML.

Getting Started With Spring Boot and Microservices

As beneficial as it is to use a microservice architectural approach, there are still downsides and obstacles to face. This Refcard will show you how to incorporate Spring Boot and Hazelcast IMDG into a microservices platform, how to enhance the benefits of the microservices landscape, and how to alleviate the drawbacks of utilizing this method.

An Overview of GraphQL

As an alternative to REST, GraphQL is quickly gaining popularity as a tool for building APIs. This Refcard introduces GraphQL concepts such as the GraphQL type system and schema, and demonstrates how to build a GraphQL service that connects to a database using JavaScript.

Getting Started With TensorFlow

TensorFlow has a rich set of application programming interfaces for most major languages and environments needed for deep learning projects. Use cases for this open-source library include sentiment analysis, object detection in photos, and cancer detection. This Refcard will help you understand how TensorFlow works, how to install it, and how to get started with in-depth examples.

Microservices in Java – Update

How quickly can you stand up a new Java microservice? You've either bought the idea of microservices – isn't this just the UNIX philosophy generalized? – or you're wondering how we're not just going to rehearse the migraines of CORBA and DCOM and EJB. Nice concept, but the devil is in the implementation details. This Refcard turns concepts into code and lets you jump on the design and runtime scalability train right away – complete with working Java snippets that run the twelve-factor gamut from config to service registration and discovery to load balancing, gateways, circuit breakers, cluster coordination, security, and more.

Getting Started With Docker — Update

In what seems like an instant, Docker has become the benchmark for organizations to automate infrastructure, isolate applications, maintain consistency, and improve resource utilizations. In this Refcard, learn how to run a container, explore several useful commands, and discover how to create local Docker machines.

Core Python — Update

Python is an interpreted, dynamically typed language. Python uses indentation to create readable, even beautiful code. With Python’s vast array of built-in libraries, it can handle many jobs without the need for further libraries, allowing you to write useful code almost immediately. But Python's extensive network of external libraries makes it easy to add functionality based on your needs.

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