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:

Page Views

Compared to last year, the traffic doubled and now I get around 150K page views and over 75K visitor 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.

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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.

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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:

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:

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