Happy New Year 2018

Happy new year for 2018!

Here are some statistics for 2017:

Num. views111k (**down 40%** from last year)
Visitors64k (**down 35%** from last year)
Num. Of New Pages90 (**up 30%** from last year)

Most Popular Pages:

Altium Tricks And Standards12.8k
Altium Bugs And Things To Watch Out For7.0k
Home Page3.4k
Component Packages3.0k
A Function Pointer Based State Machine2.8k
**Most Popular Referrers:**
Search Engines64.4k
Wikipedia.org1k
cypress.com257
Reddit235
android-app193

And here are the visitors in 2017 by country:

The number of visitors to blog.mbedded.ninja in the year 2017, sorted by country.

The number of visitors to blog.mbedded.ninja in the year 2017, sorted by country.

I think the biggest reason for the drop in visits (down 40%) in 2017 was due to the moving of www.mbedded.ninja to blog.mbedded.ninja. Even though www.mbedded.ninja was then setup to redirect to the new URL (you can click the above links if you don’t believe me!), a significant drop in traffic was seen from this point onwards (I’m not that savvy on the details of SEO, but I guess it hurt the site’s reputation). You can see the drop in the image below:

Visitor stats for mbedded.ninja in 2017, highlighting the drop in visits when the blog was moved from www.mbedded.ninja to blog.mbedded.ninja in March 2017.

Visitor stats for mbedded.ninja in 2017, highlighting the drop in visits when the blog was moved from www.mbedded.ninja to blog.mbedded.ninja in March 2017.

The total number of visits (ever) is now at 730k. Bring on 1 million!

Some things I would like the improve on the blog in 2018:

  • Move more and more images away from using image plugins, and instead use the default media handler.
  • Add more child page sections to pages, and make sure each child page has both an image and a intelligible description.
  • Boost visitor count back up to it’s former levels (or better!) by improving content and SEO.
  • Fully retire the use of the QuickLatex plugin, using MathJax-Latex plugin for latex rendering instead.

December 2017 Updates


November 2017 Updates

  • New Auto (Specifier) page under Programming->Languages->C++.

  • New Streams page under Programming->Languages->C++.

  • New Affine Transformations page under Mathematics.

    The standard form of a affine transformation matrix.

    The standard form of a affine transformation matrix.

  • New Projective Transformations page under Mathematics.

    A quad-to-quad transformation of an image, going from a rectangle to a complex non-rectangular quadrilateral with no parallel edges.

    A quad-to-quad transformation of an image, going from a rectangle to a complex non-rectangular quadrilateral with no parallel edges.

  • New GCC Profiling page under Programming->Compilers->GCC.

    A profile of the execution time of the example code. Graph was created using gprof and the gprof2dot tool.

    A profile of the execution time of the example code. Graph was created using gprof and the gprof2dot tool.

  • New Premade Recipes page under Programming->Embedded Linux->Yocto.

  • Updated the Python SWIG Bindings From C++ page with a tutorial on how to pass (and call) callbacks from Python code to C++ code, and information on custom typemaps and typechecks (with working code examples).

  • New BlogAssets repository and a central place to store all code examples/diagram source files for this website.

    A screenshot of the GitHub BlogAssets repository.

    A screenshot of the GitHub BlogAssets repository.

  • New Visual Studio Code page under Programming->Integrated Development Environments (IDEs).

    The icon for Microsoft's Visual Studio Code.

    The icon for Microsoft's Visual Studio Code.

  • Fixed many of the broken links (approx. 60) on this blog, via the help of the great Wordpress plugin Broken Link Checker.

  • Added new [Git Subtrees page](/programming/version-control-systems/git/git-subtrees) under Programming->Version Control Systems->Git.

  • Created a new repo called CppTemplate (on GitHub), with the purpose being for it to provide a way to quick start development on a new C++ project.

  • New [GCC Code Coverage pa/programming/compilers/gcc/gcc-code-coverage/rage) under Programming->Compilers->GCC.


October 2017 Updates


September 2017 Updates