Best author award in 2020

January 5, 2021 by

2020 is finally over – and who’s not thankful for that? We most definitely are. Although 2020 was a total bummer ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, it was a great year for the SQLShack community. We’ve published a ton of great articles written by SQL Server professionals and community members.

We’d like to thank all of the authors for their contribution to spreading the knowledge around the SQL community. We couldn’t have done it without you all!

Without further ado, the winner of the Best author award in 2020 is… Rajendra Gupta – congrats!

He is the author of hundreds of authoritative articles on SQL Server, Azure, MySQL, Linux, AWS/Amazon RDS, Git, and related technology that have been viewed by over 10 million to date. He can be reached at rajendra.gupta16@gmail.com.

In 2020, Raj as we like to call him, wrote exactly 143 articles on various topics which puts him on the top spot! Impressive, right? That’s what we call an excellent job!

Below is the extended list of top 10 authors in the category of the most written articles:

Author Articles
1. Rajendra Gupta 143
2. Aveek Das 59
3. Nisarg Upadhyay 50
4. Esat Erkec 43
5. Ahmad Yaseen 38
6. Emil Drkusic 29
7. Dinesh Asanka 28
8. Hadi Fadlallah 26
9. Rahul Mehta 26
10. Jignesh Raiyani 21

Raj is also leading in the category of the most viewed articles in 2020:

Author Views
1. Rajendra Gupta 785,625
2. Esat Erkec 654,897
3. Emil Drkusic 542,813
4. Nisarg Upadhyay 521,321
5. Jignesh Raiyani 390,757
6. Aveek Das 371,164
7. Hadi Fadlallah 232,692
8. Ahmad Yaseen 221,438
9. Bojan Petrovic 89,976
10. Ben Richardson 76,844

However, on the list of the most views per article, we have another winner, Emil Drkusic – congrats!

Author Views
1. Emil Drkusic 18,717
2. Jignesh Raiyani 18,607
3. Marko Zivkovic 15,621
4. Esat Erkec 15,230
5. Bojan Petrovic 14,996
6. Sifiso W. Ndlovu 11,444
7. Nisarg Upadhyay 10,426
8. Gauri Mahajan 9,336
9. Gilad Maayan 9,022
10. Hadi Fadlallah 8,949

Emil is a database professional with 10+ years of experience in everything related to databases. During the years, he worked in the IT and finance industry and now works as a freelancer. He has been busy posting a series of articles on SQL Server for beginners. If you are interested in learning SQL Server or you already have some knowledge but would like to become an expert, check out this great collection of Learn SQL articles. You can also find him on LinkedIn.

Last but not least, here’s a list of the top 10 most popular articles in 2020:

Auhor Article Views
1. Emil Drkusic Learn SQL: Join multiple tables 167,787
2. Hadi Fadlallah SQL Server functions for converting a String to a Date 119,032
3. Nisarg Upadhyay How to backup and restore MySQL databases using the mysqldump command 102,776
4. Nisarg Upadhyay Using PowerShell to split a string into an array 98,296
5. Esat Erkec How to install SQL Server Express edition 94,834
6. Esat Erkec How to drop temp tables in SQL Server 83,735
7. Jignesh Raiyani How to determine free space and file size for SQL Server databases 79,720
8. Rajendra Gupta Overview of the T-SQL If Exists statement in a SQL Server database 65,799
9. Nisarg Upadhyay How to install MySQL database server 8.0.19 on Windows 10 61,519
10. Rajendra Gupta The JSON_QUERY() function to extract objects from JSON Data 57,258

Congrats to all of the authors who made it to the top 10 in any category and say our gratitude to all of the authors who contributed to our community.

As we welcome the new year, our minds are on how to make the 2021 year even better than the last one.

SQLShack team

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