2016 - A Year in Review
After seeing a bunch of ‘year in review’ articles last year. I decided I’d take a crack at it myself this year. Since I don’t blog that much I figured I’d expand it to include some of the other activities I got up to last year.
As anybody that follows my blog (thanks, mum) knows, I’m not a prolific writer. But after a couple of years with no updates at all, I did manage to publish a handful of posts this year.
- I published 7 new posts and have 5 more nearly complete in draft status.
- Overall my blog received 2,726 Page Views, which was up from 537 in 2015.
- These views came from 1,247 unique users, up from 448 in 2015.
- The most viewed post was about the CSRF vulnerability in Magento swf files and received 441 page views
- The top referrer was Twitter with 151 referrals.
Magento launched their bug bounty program on bugcrowd and I was lucky enough to work my way to the top of the Magento leader board. I currently have 530 points on the platform which has me sat at 100th overall. 525 of these points came from Magento.
For Magento 1 I made contributions to SUPEE-8788 (8 issues) and SUPEE-7405 (3 issues) and for Magento 2 I was acknowledged in the releases of 2.0.10 / 2.1.2 (5 issues) and 2.0.1 (4 issues), though these are mainly duplicates of the issues fixed in Magento 1.
I also reported issues I came across to a variety of sites and extension vendors, but I don’t have any stats regarding these.
Twitter is generally something I use more as a news feed than anything else. A way of keeping an eye out for interesting articles to read. It looks like in 2016 I made 103 new tweets and gained 56 new followers.
Magento Stack Exchange
Whilst I’ve not found as much time as I’d like, to contribute, my reputation points earned for 2016 amounts to 1,103, giving me a lifetime reputation of 3,367 and earning my a yearly rank of 73rd.
Some time ago I started collecting a bunch of notes for a book on Security with relation to Magento. I can’t remember exactly when I started, but it seems likely it was at some point in 2016. I’m currently struggling to settle on a structure for the book, so it is largely just a collection on unrelated, but mostly legible segments, with notes and details relating to some of the things I wish to cover in the book. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get around to finishing it.
I’m not sure exactly how many words a technical book generally includes, but as of now, my random ramblings are sitting at ~14,500 words.