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Interesting. I'd be interested to see what the raw stats are based on hits in general, not just from the newsletter :)<div>&nbsp;</div> It's hard to tell how popular certain developerWorks articles are based on social bookmarking services because dW URLs can have optional tracking codes, or be available under many different URLs. <div>&nbsp;</div> For example, look at all the possible URLs these two articles can be found at, thus fragmenting the popularity on because users can bookmark any one of them to get to the same content:<div>&nbsp;</div> "Generate PDF files from Java applications dynamically"<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>;p=Generate+PDF+files+from+Java+applications+dynamically&amp;type=all<div>&nbsp;</div> "Recommended PHP reading list" <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>;p=Recommended+PHP+reading+list&amp;type=all<div>&nbsp;</div> This is something that should be addressed for the coming year (I had submitted a ThinkPlace idea but unfortunately it expired... One article, one URL. That still leaves open questions about tracking and page anchors, but at least the hostname and file path could be consolidated).

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Thanks for the feedback, Daniel. I'll try to gather more top-10 content based on broader stats to go along with newsletters. I do know offhand that the Ajax series was among our most popular for 2006. <div>&nbsp;</div> As for URL variations -- always a challenge to juggle the competing interests (use unique URL code to more easily track impact of different promotional tactic vs. use only single URL to keep things simple; provide URLs that indicate which server hosts the content vs. -- again -- use only single URL to keep things simple; etc.) Perhaps you'll have more luck with your lobbying than I have had. ;)<div>&nbsp;</div>

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The three part series on openSSH was great!

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For the WebSphere zone of developerWorks, here are the top 10 most popular articles for 2006: <div>&nbsp;</div> WebSphere Application Server recommended reading list <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Best practices for software development projects <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Developing JSR 168 Struts portlets, Part 1: Creating a simple portlet <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> What's new in WebSphere Portal V6 <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Using AJAX with WebSphere Portal <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> What's new in WebSphere Application Server V6.1 <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Creating a new portal, Part 4: Portal and component design <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Using the Eclipse plug-in for WebSphere Application Server Community Edition <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Building a powerful, reliable SOA with JMS and WebSphere ESB, Part 1 <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Introducing WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, Part 1: A day in the life of the SOA lifecycle <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>

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I liked the "UNIX tips: Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits" article best

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In our hidden little section of developerWorks called "Sample IT projects (," we published our most popular series ever in 2006. "Using open source software to design, develop, and deploy a collaborative Web site (" is a 14-part series that details the creation of a Web site using the following open source tools: <div>&nbsp;</div> Drupal - An open source content management system <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> MySQL - An open source database store <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> PHP - A Web-based language for supporting dynamic content with PHPMyAdmin and SQLBrowse <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Apache - An open source Web server <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Eclipse - An open source development environment <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> CVS - A source code management system that tracks changes in your code <div>&nbsp;</div> Reader response has been very positive, especially to the information published in the series about Drupal. If you haven't discovered this series yet, it's not too late. Check it out.

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dW Rational's Michelle Ulrich shared with me the following Top 12 dW Rational content items:<div>&nbsp;</div> * The Rational Edge:<div>&nbsp;</div> 4-part series on Software Architecture discipline, beginning in Feb at:<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> "Does process matter?"<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> IBM Rational Method Composer: Part 2, Authoring method content and processes <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> * dW Rational zone articles and tutorials:<div>&nbsp;</div> Design SOA services with Rational Software Architect series<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Integrate Crystal Reports in Web applications using Rational Application Developer, Part 1<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Model-driven and pattern-based development using Rational Software Architect, Part 1: Overview of the model-driven development paradigm with patterns<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Hello World Part 8: Rational Manual Tester<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Upgrade from IBM Rational TestManager to IBM Rational ClearQuest test management Part 1: The basics<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> FAQs: IBM Rational Software Development Platform V7<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> IBM Rational ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest Evaluation Guide, Part 1: Unified Change Management <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> * Forums:<div>&nbsp;</div> Rational Unified Process forum:<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Can RUP be considered an Agile process?<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>;thread=145487&amp;cat=24<div>&nbsp;</div> Rational Desktop Products v7 installation/transition:<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Architecture management tools: RAD, RSM, RSD, RSA<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>;thread=144425&amp;cat=24<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>;thread=144426&amp;cat=24<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>;thread=144427&amp;cat=24<div>&nbsp;</div> An impressive list. Thanks, Michelle.<div>&nbsp;</div> --Michael