Exactly one year ago today, I started working as a Developer Advocate for the Hibernate team at Red Hat. Prior to joining Red Hat, I used to work as a software architect, and I didn’t have any clue what I would have to do as a Developer Advocate. So, I learned on the way.
This post is a summary of what this role is about, and what I’ve managed to accomplish.
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It’s been three years since I started this blog, and every year I happen to write a report. If you are curious, check out the previous reports:
In these three years, I got over 1.200.000 page views and the last month was the first one to break the 70.000 views threshold.
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Keep on writing
It’s been two years since I started this blog and so it’s time to draw a line and see how it went since last year.
In these two years, I got 500.000 page views and the last month was the first one to break the 50.000 views threshold.
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In the beginning of 2014, I took the initial version of my time series MongoDB aggregation example and pass it through a multistage optimization process, from indexing to advanced data-modelling:
In February, I starting developing FlexyPool, the ultimate connection pool sizing utility. This was a great opportunity to dig into Queuing Theory and the following articles capture some of my findings:
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Teaching is my way of learning
Exactly one year ago today, I wrote my very first blog post. It’s been such a long journey ever since, so it’s time to draw a line and review all my technical writing accomplishments.
I realized that sharing knowledge is a way of pushing myself to reason thoroughly on a particular subject. So, both my readers and I have something to learn from my writing. Finding time to think of future blog topics, researching particular subjects, writing code snippets and the ever-present pre-publishing reviews is worth the hassle.
Under the umbrella
The Internet is huge, so being heard is not something you would leave to chance. From the start, I knew that I needed to do more than writing high-quality articles. When nobody knows anything about you, your only chance is strategic marketing.
Being an avid Java DZone reader I was already familiar with their MVB program, so I decided to give it a shoot. I also submitted a collaboration proposal to JavaCodeGeeks and to my surprise I got accepted soon after my first published post.
Several well-received articles and Allen Coin proposed me for the Dev of the Week column. That’s when I also became a DZone MVB.
Both DZone and JavaCodeGeeks allowed me to reach a much larger audience, so I am grateful for the chance they offered me.
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