Six years of blogging

Quality over quantity I’ve been blogging for six years already, and every year I like to write a report with the achievements I’ve made over the last year. If you are curious about my previous reports, check out the following list: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Page Views In 2019, I got around 10,547 daily page views, meaning that this year, I’ll get over 3.85 million page views. That’s a 22% traffic increase since 2018. Overall, in these six years of blogging, I got over 8.8 million page views and 4.5 million… Read More

Three years as a Hibernate Developer Advocate

Introduction Three years ago, I started working as a Developer Advocate for the Hibernate team at Red Hat. Each year, I write a new report to summarize the accomplishments for the Hibernate project and its community. If you’re curious about the previous year reports, check out the 2017 report – 2 years as a Hibernate Developer Advocate 2016 report – 1 year as a Hibernate Developer Advocate

Five years of blogging

Persistence, right? I’ve been blogging for five years already. Every year, I happen to write a report, and if you are curious about my progress, check out the previous reports: 2017 2016 2015 2014 Page Views Compared to last year, the traffic almost doubled, and now I get around 270K page views and over 130K visitors on a monthly basis. Overall, in these five years, I got over 5 million page views and 2.7 million visitors. Cool, right?

Two years as a Hibernate Developer Advocate

Introduction Exactly two years ago today, I started working as a Developer Advocate for the Hibernate team at Red Hat. I wrote a report a year ago to summarize my accomplishments for the Hibernate project, so it’s time to see what’s been done since last year.

Four years of blogging

Time flies when you’re having fun It’s been fours years since I started this blog, and every year I happen to write a report. If you are curious about my progress, check out the previous reports: 2016 2015 2014 Page Views Compared to last year, the traffic doubled and now I get around 150K page views and over 75K visitors on a monthly basis. Overall, in these four years, I got over 2.5 million page views and 1.4 million visitors. Looks like high-performance data access is still a thing after all.

One year as a Developer Advocate

Introduction 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.

Three years of blogging

Woohoo! 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: Two years of blogging One year of blogging Page Views 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.

Two years of blogging

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. Page Views 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.

2014 – A year in review

Retrospective January 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: MongoDB time series: Introducing the aggregation framework A beginner’s guide to MongoDB performance turbocharging MongoDB and the fine art of data modelling February 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: The anatomy of Connection Pooling FlexyPool,… Read More

One year of blogging

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… Read More