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CodePancake 2015 Overview

The first whole year of CodePancake! A lot has happened so far and I’m very proud. I’m proud of all the wo(men) in the spotlight category and your endless support. It’s been a great ride so far and I’m looking forward to more and more blog posts in 2016!

Top 5 most viewed posts
1. Python books for beginners ( 17 March 2015)
A blog post about books! This one is about  five of the best Python books for beginners.

2. 10 Books Every Programmer Should Read (12 3. The Best Programming Books of September 2015 (20  2015)
Every month, tens, maybe hundreds of new books arrive in the shelves of the bookstores. With all these books being written, it’s easy to miss out on some of the great books which are out there. To prevent this, I’ve started a blog post series, “The Best Programming Books of”, which will inform you about the most popular programming and IT books of this month.
4. Learn to Code: the Open Source way (31 5. Great Ruby on Rails Books (22 In this blog post we shared five great books on Ruby on Rails. If you’d like to get started with web development and especially with Rails, this is a great post to read. If you have any other recommendations, feel free to share them with us as well!

Fun fact: Some of the most popular posts were written before 2015. Great to see that some blogs are timeless. I’m definitely considering to write more about those topics.


Top 3 countries
1. United States (27%)
2. Netherlands (11%)
3. India (10%)

Top 3 interests (according to Google Analytics)
1. Technophiles
2. TV lovers
3. Movie Lovers

Top 3 referrers

1. 25 – 34 years old: 41%
2. 18-24 years old: 26%
3. 35 – 44 years old: 18%

Facts 2015
1. Thursday is the most popular day
2. 6.00 p.m. is the most popular hour
3. 90 new posts, including 45 Spotlights!
4. 83 % new visitors


Update Spotlight series

I’m very proud of the Spotlight series.  On February 27th, 2015 I published the first Spotlight with Felienne Hermans (thank you for that, Felienne!) After that, I’ve been so lucky to meet so many amazing (wo)men in tech. It’s already time for Spotlight number 46!

Besides my greatest supporters (you know who you are!) I’d also like to give some special thanks to my Spotlight interviewees for taking the time to answer my (sometimes difficult) questions. Thank you for making the series possible!

I’m looking forward to a new year with lots of new blog posts. I’m still working on posts about female Tech Authors and ‘how to get started’. There’s a lot more to review and a lot more to learn. If you want to stay updated, you can sign up  or follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

Thank you all for your support! Have a great 2016 and keep on coding..the best is yet to come!