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 October 2014)
There are many books available for programmers, ranging from topics such as programming languages, algorithms, design patterns, and many more. In this forest of books, it’s easy to get lost, so we created a small list of books which should be read by every programmer. Reading these books will help a great deal in becoming a better programmer! This is by far the most popular post on CodePancake. Please keep sharing your suggestions if you have any.
3. The Best Programming Books of September 2015 (20 September 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 October 2015)
There are many ways to get started with programming. Some people choose an education at a University, some people take (online) programming courses, and others read many, many books. However, there are other ways. Let’s call this way the Open Source Way. What I call The Open Source Way of learning programming here is mostly based on open source tools, resources, etc. Many of these resources can be found on GitHub if you search hard, which is why I wrote this blog post: to give a nice overview of a lot of popular repositories which help you learn how to build software!
5. Great Ruby on Rails Books (22 October 2014)
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)
2. TV lovers
3. Movie Lovers
1. 25 – 34 years old: 41%
2. 18-24 years old: 26%
3. 35 – 44 years old: 18%
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!